Elaine Benoit is a food photographer, recipe developer and blogger at Dishes Delish and a podcast host at Dishing with Delishes.
Elaine Benoit started blogging in the summer of 2015, shortly before she turned 53 years old. (It’s never too late too succeed!) She is a firm believer in marching to the beat of her own drum and letting life be what it will be.
Elaine launched the Dishing with Delishes podcast in the fall of 2017 to help her fellow food bloggers feel a sense of community and grow their businesses. The podcast features successful food bloggers and business people with expertise relevant to food and lifestyle blogging.
Elaine loves to cook, loves to eat and loves a good cocktail, preferably a Grey Goose, dirty martini!
Elaine Benoit Show Notes
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Camera and Lenses:
Kitchen Must Haves:
My funniest keyword: caramel marshmallow cashew butter cups
What did you do before you became a food blogger?
Why did you start blogging?
When did you start blogging?
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
How many do you publish now?
So it didn’t hurt anything?
How many drafts do you have in place to be published?
How did those come about and how do you process them?
What constitutes a draft?
And the recipes you are republishing, will you always redo the photos, will you rework the copy?
Once you started the blog, how long did it take you to start making money?
What was the best thing you did for the blog?
Do you have people that help you with the blog?
Would you say that she’s affordable or reasonable?
when did you realize you needed help?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
If it is so tedious, why do you do it?
What do you love about blogging?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Is there some advice that someone who knows blogging better than you that you did not heed and you wish you had?
You get more traffic from twitter or more engagement, more comments?
Do you do your own SEO or does someone do it for you?
What is your most popular post?
Do you have a favorite marketing tool?
What’s the most surprising thing you’ve discovered since you started blogging?
Did you have a viral moment?
Did you do anything that catapulted you to another level?
Did you have a plan mapped out?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What is the one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
Do you have a favorite cookbook?
What kind of camera do you have?
Do you have special lenses?