A Taste of Koko

How did you get started?

I launched A Taste of Koko in March 2010 when I was a student at the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Nutrition. I started the blog because I didn’t feel like I fit in with everyone else that was pursuing a career in a 9-5 or higher education. I came up with the name A Taste of Koko, bought my first camera, and launched on Blogger (switched to Wordpress a couple of years later).

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I want to start a blog. Any tips?

Define your niche, post high-quality photography, and write compelling content. Find other blogs that you admire and take note of what you like about them. Most importantly, have fun!


Can I pick your brain over coffee?

No, read this. I don’t do any brand consulting but here are some people that do:



https://www.foodbloggerpro.com – how to start & monetize a food blog

How to pitch brands as a blogger


How did you learn social media, web development, photography, etc?

The Internet – no really, I’ve never taken an online course or in-person classes. I spent a lot of time Googling “how to build a Wordpress website?”, “how to take food photos”, “how does Facebook work”, etc. I self-taught myself everything that it takes to run a blog – photography, social media, web development, copywriting, and more.

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How long have you been blogging?

13 years since 2010.


Where do you live?

I live in Austin and have been lived here since 2007.


Who takes your photos?

I shoot all of the food and travel photos that you see on the blog and social media. Photos of me are shot by other photographers or bloggers and are credited below the photo.


What do you shoot with?

I’ve shot with several cameras in the past couple of years – Canon for 6 years and Sony for the past year. I currently shoot with the Sony A7RIV and Sony A6300. Read more on my blog post on best cameras for bloggers.


What do you use to shoot your Instagram photos?

I use the iPhone 14 Pro, Sony A7RIV, or Sony A6300. I edit the photos from the Sony on Adobe Photoshop. Follow me at @atasteofkoko if you don’t already!


Which iPhone apps do you use to edit your photos and videos?

I use CapCut on the iPhone to edit my videos


I’m going to Austin for the first time, what do you recommend?

Welcome to Austin! If you’re visiting Austin for the first time or just moved here, here are my 45 Top Things To Do In Austin and my favorite restaurants in Austin. If you need any suggestions or have questions, you can text me at (512) 400 – 3637.