Top Ten Tips for a Successful Food Blog

I would love to have some secrets or tricks to impart, but the reality is that food blogging is a difficult job. I often receive questions concerning the subject and decided to gather my top suggestions for bloggers who blog about food and got an average of twenty. It is more likely that you will build a successful food blog when you follow these rules.

  1. Be authentic.Post about the things you love and make the best content you can.
  2. Don’t give up.

Your blog’s growth may be slow at first, but it increases in speed as time passes if you stay to the plan and do your best.

  1. Original content that you post.

If your visitors are impressed by what you offer, and they are impressed, they will come to you to see more.

  1. Be yourself!

The enthusiasm of people around you can be infectious, so don’t feel scared to display it. One of the best aspects of blogging is that you can be in touch with others in love with your passion for such things as avocado toast.

  1. Be friends and support one another.

Also, you should network! Develop friendships and connect with other bloggers with your desires. Write thoughtful comments to their blog posts, engage and interact with them via social media, and advertise their blog posts.

  1. Be available.

Be active and responsive to social media in the best way you can.

  1. Make sure your website’s design is clean and straightforward to navigate.

The clutter can detract from the content.

  1. Let your readers know how easy it is to read your blog.

Include links to RSS/email subscriptions as well as social networks prominently displayed on every page.

  1. Make it easy for readers to comment on your blog. It’s easy to leave comments on yours.

Do not use CAPTCHAs or require logins. Do not use logins or CAPTCHAs, please. Instead, find an opportunity to let your visitors know that you value their comments via email, whether it’s sending them privately, or responding to their comments publicly, or even posting comments in their blog.

  1. It is easy to distribute your work.

Include buttons for sharing social media at the bottom of every blog post. Be sure to thank others who endorse your work.

  1. Share amazing recipes just for you.

It’s not ideal for visitors to spend their time and money on a recipe only to be disappointed, do you? It’s better to let your blog be quiet for a few days rather than publish a recipe you cannot trust.

  1. Cite your sources.

Always. Please don’t do it: reposting recipes in full or posting images of other bloggers without permission. Fabulous Original recipes and sharing the links to your inspiration and linking to additional sources on the subject in hand.

  1. Don’t make it a point to sell out.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t make money through blogs, but you shouldn’t be a part of any brand or project that doesn’t match. Your blog is the business that you run. Concentrate on creating the top content and building your following, and opportunities will arise.

  1. Post regularly.

It doesn’t matter if it’s every day, at least once per week, or even every other week. Don’t let your blog appear uninterested.

  1. Create your domain name.

If you’d like to have your website to get considered seriously, you must make it happen. You can get domain names for less than $20 per year via GoDaddy¬†¬†

  1. Create a WordPress blog that is hosted by yourself. WordPress blog.

This is if you’re looking for total control over your website’s design and content as well as plenty of space to expand. If you’re unsure how to accomplish these tasks, you can pay someone to take care of it or gift your enthusiast friend with homemade cookies until he’s ready to accept. Get a step-by-step tutorial (and food blogs’ design and hosting web tricks) right here.

  1. Find out more about the importance of search engine optimization.

SEO isn’t a magic trick; it’s about making your high-quality content easily accessible. Therefore, it’s crucial to know and implement the fundamentals. Here’s Google’s SEO Starter Guide [PDFThe PDF guide is a must.

  1. Submit your recipe posts to the recipe submission websites.

As you begin your journey with submission websites, they can be a great source of new viewers. Recently, I’ve sent my blog posts on Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tasteologie, and Finding Vegan (when appropriate). Keep an archive of text files that contain the information for submission so that it’s simple to copy and paste on each website. If your picture gets rejected on the first go, Edit it, or choose an alternative photo and submit it again. Make sure to save your new recipes on Pinterest as well!

  1. Learn to take delicious photographs.

People are more likely to eat, cook, share, and pin their recipes if presented with appealing images. Get my tips for food photography as well as equipment suggestions here.

  1. Follow what your momma told you.

It’s a given But be kind and constructive. Be considerate, and be humble. Work hard.

 

Make Your Posts More Secure: Readers have little time and perhaps less patience. Be a great editor. It’s not a good idea to post recipes without a narrative to back it up, but remember that there’s no need to be extravagant in the case of effective blogging. Also, always check for spelling and grammar mistakes.

 

21: Photograph well: You’ll notice that most of the most popular food blogs are run by food photography experts. It’s not just an accident. The most successful food blogs feature beautiful images. Learn how these photos are taken. I cringe every time I see the pictures I shared during the beginning of Jersey Bites. I’ve since purchased a new camera and have used Picassa to edit my images before posting. I’m not a professional in any way, but I’ve made improvements. Deborah of SmittenKitchen.com is known for her stunning photography. However, she’s not an experienced photographer, which bothers me. Deb has published an article about food photography, which I believe will be extremely helpful for the newbie food blogger. For more fantastic food photography, go to TasteSpotting.com.

 

22: Tag your posts to your search engine: Your Post Titles significantly impact how search engines evaluate your posts. The most clever titles for your posts might be creative, but they will not get you any results on Google. Instead, utilize the Google Keyword Tool to find out the keywords people are looking for, and then title your posts keeping these keywords in your mind.

 

23: Combine it all up. Apart from your top recipes, you can also offer “Best of” lists, seasonal suggestions, trips to the farmers market as well as product reviews, and much more. Make challenges or giveaways for the week. My most-watched day for Jersey Bites is “Win It Wednesday,” when I announce the giveaway of the week. My most popular blog posts are my “best of” round-ups and menu ideas.

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