How to be a food bloggger

Hello there. See how I'm back already? I like to keep my promises 🙂

You'll notice a bit of a jump in income for September. You might also notice that that increase in income has come from 2 main sources: BlueHost and Thesis Theme for WordPress. While this might seem like a cause to celebrate, I need to be honest with you: I know the person who bought both and as a result gave me the affiliate income.

My good friend Jason Athen is an artist who was wanting to revamp his website and decided to go with Thesis because of all the flexibility it offered in design. Check out his website and let me know what you think. I think it is looking awesome!

If you are thinking about making the switch to Thesis and have any questions, let me know. While I am definitely not a computer programmer, I'll do my best to answer them.

So here is the breakdown in income for September:

  • Google Adwords – $124.91
  • Infolink – $30.32
  • Lijit – $9.23
  • BlueHost- $65.00
  • Thesis Theme for WordPress $28.71

Total: $258.17

I'm trying out a new advertising company called Lijit. I gave them top spot for the first few days but found that the ad was often not being filled. I've moved it to the bottom of the sidebar now and you can see how well (or not well) it is preforming. I think it is a great idea to try new things, but sometimes they just don't work out so well.

So last month I was telling you that I started to watermark the images here on The Endless Meal so that no matter where they end up on the web, viewers will know where they came from. I had a few of you ask me for more specific directions about how to add the watermark so I thought I'd try my best to explain that.

I use Lightroom for all my editing and it is what I use to add the watermark. 

1. Choose to export the image:

How to be a food blogger

2. Click on the drop down menu beside watermark and choose Edit Watermarks

How to be a food blogger

How to be a food blogger

3. Create the watermark you want either by uploading an image or by using the text options.

How to be a food blogger

4. When you have the watermark you want, click done. A box will pop up that says Preset Name. Name your watermark whatever you want (this will not effect the image) then click create.

How to be a food blogger

5. That's it, you're done! Next time you want to watermark one of your images all you will need to do is click the box beside Watermark when you export the image.

I hope that helps to explain how to put a watermark on your images using Lightroom. If you have any questions please of let me know and I will do my best to answer them!

For more tips for food bloggers and to follow the rest of this series, check out the other Cooking Up an Income Reports.