I wish I could tell you about some easy shortcuts, but the reality is that food blogging is a lot of labour. As a result of the frequent inquiries I get on the issue, I decided to put up a list of my top twenty suggestions for food bloggers. If you follow these rules, you’ll have a better chance of creating a successful food blog.
There is a crossover between cookbooks and lifestyle publications in the world of food blogging. Bloggers include everyone from the average home cook who loves to share their favourite recipes with the world to the world’s most famous chefs who utilise the internet to share their best-kept secrets and cooking advice with the world.
Like Anders Husa and Kaitlin Orr, who have turned food blogging into a full-time job, a vacation destination, and a way of life in general.
Or Hami Sharafi, one of the most dedicated Persian food ambassadors, who shares his first-hand knowledge of his family-operated restaurant and courses in cooking and hospitality in his blog “from the inside”.
What is common among them all is that they were born out of a passion for food. Without a doubt, the world is a better place now that they are in it – and definitely a more delicious one.
Now packed with stunning photography and detailed recipes, food blogs have come a long way over the past decade or so to meet the exacting demands of virtual food lovers.
It’s a common misconception that food blogging is a low-stress, spare-time activity. However, putting together visually appealing and educational posts is no small feat. It is, in reality, an art form (for the most part), requiring devotion and a great deal of effort. Any cook who wants to give their recipes a twist that stands out needs not only culinary expertise but also a talent for photography (an image speaks a thousand words, remember) and the art of a wordsmith.
And that’s only the basics. Food blogging today takes culinary stories to a whole new level, covering much more than delectable recipes: food travel, product placement, ‘brave’ kitchen experiments, introducing new restaurants. So demanding is it that some famous food bloggers have become the new connoisseurs of the culinary world, with invitations to critique some of the best and hottest places to eat in the world.
From the humble platform for sharing recipes, food blogging has become highly competitive. Some bloggers have managed to build productive businesses out of their passion for food, and they come from around the world.
Whether you look them up for dinner inspiration, or to indulge yourself in great-great grandma’s century old recipe, or simply to feast your eyes on the tantalising pictures, there are myriad food blogs out there to serve your needs.
Food Blogging Tips
Here are our best 30 food blogs of 2021. And maybe, who knows, you’ll get inspired and develop your own food blog to make this unpretentious, but nonetheless exacting, cut.
Post about what you love and produce the best content you possibly can.
2. Don’t give up.
Blog growth is slow at first and gains momentum as time goes on, assuming that you stick with it and do your best.
3.Distribute the original content.
If visitors like what you do, they will keep coming back for more.
4. Show off your personality!
Enthusiasm is infectious, so don’t be afraid to show it. One of the coolest things about blogging is that you can connect with people who share your undying love for, say, avocado on toast.
5. Make new friends and help each other.
In other words, networking! Connect and cultivate friendships with other bloggers who share your interests. Leave thoughtful comments on their blogs, chat with them on social media and promote their content.
6. Make your availability known.
Be present and responsive on social media as best as you can.
7. Keep your site’s design clean and easy to navigate.
Clutter detracts from your content.
8. Make it easy for visitors to follow your blog. 9. 9th.
Place links to RSS/email subscriptions and social media prominently on each page.
9. Make it easy to comment on your blog. 10. ten.
No CAPTCHAs or required logins, please. Find a way to let your commenters know that they are appreciated, whether that’s by emailing them privately, responding to their comment publicly or by commenting on their blogs.
10. Make it easy for people to share your content.
Provide social media sharing buttons at the end of each post. Say thank you when others promote your work.
11. Only post amazing recipes.
You don’t want visitors to invest their time and ingredients into a recipe and end up disappointed, right? Better to let the blog go quiet for a few days than to post a recipe you can’t stand behind.
12. Include citations for all of your sources.
Always. Not cool: reposting recipes verbatim, posting other bloggers’ photos without permission. Cool: original recipes, sharing links to your inspiration, linking to further resources on the subject at hand.
13. Don’t sell out.
I’m not saying that you shouldn’t try to make money off your blog, but don’t align yourself with a brand or project that isn’t a good fit. You are the company you keep. Focus on producing your best content and building your audience and the opportunities will come.
14.Post on a regular basis.
Whether that’s every day, once a week or once every other week, don’t let your blog look abandoned.
15. Get your own domain name.
If you want your blog to be taken seriously, just do it. You can buy a domain name for less than twenty dollars a year through GoDaddy (affiliate link).
16.Create a WordPress blog that is self-hosted.
That is, if you want full control over your design and content and plenty of room to grow. If you don’t know how to do these things, pay someone to do it for you, or shower your geeky friend with homemade cookies until he agrees.
17. Investigate search engine optimization
SEO isn’t black magic; it’s about making your quality content findable. It’s important to understand and implement the basics.
18. Post your recipes on recipe websites.
When you’re getting started, submission sites may be a good source of new visitors. In the past, I’ve submitted my posts to Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tasteologie and Finding Vegan (when applicable). Keep a text file that contains the submission information so it’s easy to copy and paste it onto each site. If your photo is rejected the first time around, edit it or choose a different photo and resubmit. Don’t forget to pin your new recipes to Pinterest, too!
19 Educate yourself on how to take enticing photographs.
People are much more likely to want to eat, make, share and pin your recipes when they are presented alongside appealing photos.
20. Follow your mother’s advice.
This should go without saying, but be nice, be constructive, be respectful, be appreciative, be humble. Work hard.