Food is a very personal affair. Everybody has their own tastes and choices according to their unique taste palettes. Not everyone tends to like the same kind of food. Plus, the likes of food depend on a person’s mood and emotions too.
So, in short, writing a food blog can be a tough job. You really need to go through the taste palettes to make your place in people’s hearts. The people from Ultius talked to us and in collaboration, we decided to make this list for future writers. You can read more about this Ultius review!
So, to make your task easy, we are going to list some points that can make food blogs interesting.
1. Use pictures
If it looks good to the eyes maybe people will take a chance of trying out the dish or reading about it. So, take good pictures of the dishes and if necessary, decorate the dish with appropriate drinks to make it look like a complete dish.
2. Post authentic content
Don’t choose a dish from a local vendor and take generalized pictures from the internet. Post really what it looks like and tell really what it tastes like. Sometimes it may not seem good but taste good and vice versa. Frame the content likewise so people get to know your thoughts directly.
3. Keep trying
Food blogs tend to take a longer time to attract an audience as compared to other blogs. Don’t give up if you are not getting readers initially. Just keep writing and you will eventually get your target audience through consistency.
4. Interact with other bloggers and audience
Comment on other blogger’s pages and reply to the comments on your pages too. Share your opinions and take feedbacks in a dignified way. You may have a good experience of a restaurant but maybe the other person didn’t. You can share your thoughts and find out what went wrong.
5. Choose attractive templates
Choose templates that make the user click and go ahead on your blog. It should be simple with not too many plugins. But a nice, simple, attractive template that makes people want to read the blog.
6. Be social media active
Let people connect to your social media through your blogs. When they find more about you and how seriously you take food blogging, they will follow you more consistently.
7. Post recipes too
Food blogging does not only mean visiting vendors and rating the best food or taking pictures of the best food. But it means you experiment with the dishes and post the recipes of the dishes for people to try it out. Plus, it is also more about how you make the complex dishes seem simple.
8. Clear copyright issues
If you are sharing other people’s photos or recipes, give them credit. Do not post them as yours and miss on citing the sourcing. It is not considered as a dignified thing to do. Plus, you could face copyright infringement and fines for doing so.
9. Don’t partner immediately
If you click great photos or write great content, you may be offered partnerships from hotels and restaurants. Don’t fall for them quickly. Rate and review vivid things, follow your passion and then decide what exactly you want to do.
10. Be regular and consistent
This is one point that applies to all bloggers. The more regular and consistent writers are, in writing blogs the more audience is impressed by them. So, go online regular and share simple experiences too if you do not have a great meal to describe daily.
11. Educate yourself about SEO
As food blogging is a very competitive subject, you have to work hard to be in the race. We would suggest that you educate yourself about SEOs which can help you a great deal in listing your blog on the first page of google.
12. Be who you are
It’s ok if you don’t like spicy food whereas the world like it. Post what you feel is right and what your taste palette likes. Like-minded people connect automatically. The taste revelation of yourself is very useful to make your type of audience read your blog.
13. Simple rules!
Don’t think that some amazing dishes with a great name will make you win people’s clicks. Simple bread and butter or peanut butter jam, written in a perfect way can attract an audience if the story is put in the right way.
14. Promote your blog
Promote your blogs with friends and family. Share it publicly on social media and connect with people. Keep updating the blog so that it shows something new every day to people. Take reviews seriously and ask people for corrections.
15. Make a content strategy
Yes, you have to be simple but you need to build a content strategy. Somedays it should be recipes, somedays reviews and other days just lazy cooking. Give something new to the audience every day. A monotonous blog will eventually bore the audience. So, try to be as engaging and as creative as you can be with your content.
16. Keep the audience up to date
Post something according to the event. For Monday blues choose dishes that are easy to make and don’t take much of the time, but at the same time are tasty enough to wear out the Monday blues. On weekends dedicate a little more time to cooking and make something special.
Giving the audience something new every day will make them come to your blogs every time. In short, make the audience wanting more from you and give them surprises.
Thus, there are no shortcuts to gain success in food blogging but the above steps will help you reach there. Blogging may sound easy but it is hard work and consistency that make bloggers successful. Believe in yourself and you will be the best food blogger!