New Year – New Direction

It’s 2016 and I have to say it is starting with a whole lot of enlightenment. I love writing and cooking for Oinkcooking, however, I was starting to lose my passion for doing it weekly. I could not figure out what was going on. With the new year I was making a pledge to try to eat lighter (I mean, if you’ve watched any of the YouTube videos, I am not a small guy) and eating lighter means cooking lighter too. This was making it harder to come up with new pork dishes that tasted good. It was after a …

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Choosing Your Brand, Domain Name, and Hosting Site

The excitement of starting a blog combined with the lack of knowledge means that you have to find some place to start. Choosing where your domain will be hosted is one thing to do. Choosing what you want it to be called is another. Your site’s name will be your brand identity so chose wisely.  Let’s start with the hard part — your brand. This is what your identity will be going forward. It should be simple but reflect what you want your blog to embody. It should fit the aesthetic you want to show — namedesign, colors, your logo. It needs to …

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First Steps To Starting A Food Blog

Starting a food blog is kind of scary. If you are like me and hadn’t ever done it before, it is not just scary but unfamiliar territory. So many things to do and learn. So many unknowns, like where to start! There are a lot decisions to make and change and change again and again. Starting a blog is something that you need to have a plan for if you want it to be successful. Any new project can be difficult if not properly planned out so you’ll need to think of a few things in the beginning. Ask yourself:   …

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