Food blogs aren’t that different from lots of other kinds of blogs. You can find generic help for anything you want to do.

But sometimes having exactly the right thing is better than having almost the right thing.

For instance, a plugin that’s designed specifically so you can create create printable recipe cards is probably going to be easier to use than a generic tool for making printable documents.

And someone who has already built a very popular cooking blog already knows how make your cooking blog all that it can be.

What won’t I do?

I’ll never tell anyone there’s only one way to build a successful blog. But if you work with me, the way I’m going to do it is by starting with WordPress. Not because it’s the only way, but because it’s the best way I’ve found; with the best combination of power, flexibility and ease of use.

I won’t try to sell you on the value of WordPress. But if you already know you want it — or you’re willing to trust me (and thanks for that, by the way) — then I can hook you up with a basic blog setup and have you online often within a day.

Already have a blog and want to convert to WordPress? I can handle that for you, too.

Beyond the technical issues

If you build it, they won’t necessarily come, sappy Kevin Costner movies notwithstanding.* You’re also going to need to put the right stuff on your blog to get noticed, and to keep people coming back for more.

I’m good at that, whether it’s Search Engine Optimization [SEO], so people who would like your stuff can find it; analytics so you know who is checking out your stuff; or business consulting, so you can figure out who the right people are to begin with.

* I’ll admit it: I wrote that line just so I could use the word “notwithstanding” in a sentence.