The start of a new year provides the perfect opportunity for a bit of reevaluation. How’s your blogging year been? What have you achieved? Are you moving in the right direction? Do you even know what direction you’re going in? Blogging can be such a solitary pursuit, it’s all too common to neglect having these 10 Good Habits for Food Bloggers to Adopt[Read More]
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The holy grail for most food bloggers is to score a publishing deal and have their recipes in print. But what does it take to achieve this, and what is it actually like to go through the process? We caught up with Food Writer and Callia Web client Ren Behan to find out about her From Blog to Book. Food Writer Ren Behan on her new cookbook Wild Honey & Rye[Read More]
There are a mind-blowing amount of food blog designs out there, so if you’re looking for some inspiration for a site redesign, it’s always worth looking at what the competition are up to. It’s crucial to identify exactly what it is you love about someone’s website; not just the look and feel, but the functionality 5 Fantastic Food Blog Designs We Love[Read More]
Most people will have multiple images on their website. How you choose to display images will vary depending on what their purpose is and how they look with your website design. A hard crop is useful if you’re looking to make your website images equal sizes, whereas a soft crop is useful if you don’t Making your website images equal sizes: the difference between hard and soft crop[Read More]
Feeling bamboozled about which recipe plugin to use with your WordPress blog? Katie Bryson takes a look at some of the latest WordPress recipe plugins on the digital foodie scene and chats to some of the bloggers who are using them. But first of all why use recipe plugins at all? What are the benefits Review: The latest recipe plugins for WordPress[Read More]
We’ve previously discussed how to optimise image size, layout and accessibility on your WordPress website. This time we’re going to look in more detail at a specific area of image optimisation: the image alt text. We’ll explore what alt text is, why it’s important for people using your website, its effect on search engines, how Making the most of WordPress website images: alt text SEO and accessibility[Read More]
Starting up a new food blog in today’s crowded digital scene might seem daunting, but with some smart planning and a passionate approach there’s no reason why you can’t be rubbing shoulders with the cream of the crop. Here are our top 10 practical tips to make sure your website is a tasty proposition… 1. Top 10 tips for starting a food blog[Read More]
Creating a blog post is a lot of work, especially when you’re developing a recipe, styling and shooting it before writing the whole thing up for your website. But once you’ve hit the publish button, there’s still a heck of a lot of stuff left to do! We’ve created a checklist of the 10 typical How to promote a food blog post[Read More]
The annual WordCamp London is always a hot date in Callia Web’s diary, so Jo and Leeann headed down to the capital 17-19 March feeling excited about what was in store for them. Meeting up with old friends, making new friends, learning from the talks and generally feeling inspired – WordCamp London 2017 was another Callia Web hits WordCamp London[Read More]