As much as I’d like to be able to tell you that food blogging is easy, the reality is that it’s not. As a result of the frequent inquiries I get on the issue, I decided to put up a list of my top twenty advice for food bloggers. If you follow these principles, you’ll have a better chance of creating a successful food blog.
Be true to yourself.
Post about the things you’re passionate about and put forth the finest work you can.
Don’t ever give up trying something new.
If you stay with it and try your best, your blog will grow slowly at first then pick up speed later on.
Post only your own work here.
Visitors that enjoy your offerings will return again and time again.
Show off your individuality, if you have one!
Since enthusiasm is contagious, don’t be shy about displaying it. Blogging gives you the opportunity to meet individuals who have similar interests, such as avocado on toast.
Make new acquaintances and lend a hand to those in need.
Make connections, to put it another way!Make connections with other bloggers who have similar interests to your own, and create friendships with them. Engage with them on social media, leave intelligent comments on their blogs, and help spread the word about their work.
Make oneself available to others.
Be as active and responsive as possible on social media.
Design a simple, easy-to-navigate website.
Your content suffers when your workspace is cluttered.
Don’t make it difficult for your blog’s readers to stay up to date.
Use conspicuous links on each page to subscribe to RSS, email subscriptions, and social media accounts.
Create a straightforward commenting process on your blog.
There will be no CAPTCHAs or logins required.Thank you. Find a means to express your gratitude to your commenters, whether it’s through an email, a public response to their remark, or a comment on their site.
Make it simple for people to distribute your material.
End each post with social network sharing buttons. When someone promotes your work, be sure to say thanks.
Post only the best recipes.
You don’t want people to spend time and money on a recipe just to be let down, do you? Take a break from the blog for a few days instead of posting a recipe you’re not proud of.
Be sure to give credit where credit is due.
Always. It’s not nice to re-post other people’s recipes verbatim or to use their photographs without their consent. I like it when people come up with their own creative recipes and share the sources of their inspiration.
Don’t give in to pressure to make a quick buck.
Not that you shouldn’t generate money from your blog, but don’t link yourself with a company or project that doesn’t match your interests. You are the sum of the people you associate with. Concentrate your efforts on creating high-quality material and growing your following, and chances will present themselves naturally.
Post on a regular basis to stay in touch.
Whether you post daily, weekly, or biweekly, make sure your blog doesn’t appear neglected.
Purchase a domain name.
If you want people to take your blog seriously, then simply go ahead and do it. For about twenty bucks a year, GoDaddy lets you purchase a domain name (affiliate link).
Make a WordPress blog and host it on your own server.
That is, if you desire complete creative control over your website’s look and feel, as well as the ability to expand as your business grows. If you don’t know how to accomplish these things, hire someone or give your geeky buddy homemade cookies until he agrees to help you. Step-by-step instructions (as well as blog design and web hosting suggestions) may be found here.
Become familiar with the concept of search engine optimization (17).
To be found online, you need to optimise your quality content for search engines like Google. It’s critical to grasp and put into practise the fundamentals. Here’s Google’s advice to getting started with search engine optimization (SEO).
Contribute to recipe-sharing websites by posting your articles on those sites.
In the beginning, submission sites might provide you with a steady stream of new customers. Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tasteologie, and Finding Vegan have all previously accepted my submissions (when applicable). Keep the submission information in a text file that you can easily copy and paste onto each site. Reply with an edit or an alternative image if your original submission is rejected. Make sure to save your new recipes to Pinterest so you can find them again later!
Master the art of taking enticing photographs.
The more visually beautiful your recipes are, the more probable it is that people will want to prepare, eat, and share them. Here you’ll find my best advice on food photography, including what lenses and cameras to use.
Follow your mother’s instructions.
To reiterate something that should be self-evident: be kind, productive, polite, thankful, and modest. Put up the time and effort.