Brian Jones is the creative force and personality behind popular food blog, Krumpli.
Brian Jones is from Birmingham, England. In 2008, he and his wife moved to rural Hungary with designs of growing food, brewing wine and living the good life. Krumpli is just one manifestation of that journey.
After becoming disillusioned with commercial photography, Brian launched Krumpli in 2015 as a way to combine two passions: food and taking pictures.
Brian’s site is the representation of his love of food from around the globe, largely grown on his own two and a half acres. Dedicated to food with no restrictions, he is a firm believer that food should make you happy in the belly. If that means more butter, goose fat or cream, then so be it!
Don’t expect too many desserts though! Brian’s dessert recipes come along maybe two or three times a year!
Brian describes himself as a reluctant blogger because, for him, writing and promotion are secondary to the food and the photography. However, he recognizes that all of these components are necessary for a food blog to be successful.
Brian Jones Show Notes
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What did you do before you became a food blogger?
When you say you were a commercial property manager, do you mean if there was a problem you would go in and fix it?
Did you do anything with that before you started your career?
Do people in the UK usually go on to do what they studied in school?
Can you explain why you left the UK to go to Hungary? How does your family feel about you moving so far away?
Why did you start blogging?
When you first started blogging, was it close to the time you moved, in 2008, 2009?
Has it always been the same name?
How many times a week did you publish a post?
How many drafts do you have ready to be published right now?
Once you started, how long did it take for you to start making money?
What type of income did you start making, was it sponsored posts, what was it?
Do you have anybody that helps you with your blog?
Do you find it hard doing all the social sharing?
You took some time off doing the social sharing, is there a reason why?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
What do you love about blogging?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Do you do your own SEO or do you have someone else do it for you?
Do you enjoy doing it or is it just one of those things you have to slog through?
What is your most popular post?
What’s the one that isn’t a good recipe?
Do you have a favorite marketing tool?
Do you do all your pinning yourself?
What is the most surprising thing you have found since you started blogging?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine to eat?
What would be your last meal?
What is your favorite cookbook?
What kind of camera do you use?
What lenses do you use?
Which is your favorite?
Do you use your macro much?