I want I had some magic tricks or faster ways to share, however the truth is that food blogging is hard work. I get questions about the subject fairly typically, so I took a seat to compile my finest suggestions for food bloggers and ended up with an even twenty. You’ll be most likely to develop a successful food blog site if you follow these standards.
- Be genuine.
Post about what you like and produce the best material you perhaps can.
- Do not give up.
Blog development is slow at first and gains momentum as time goes on, presuming that you stick with it and do your best.
- Post initial content.
If visitors like what you do, they will keep coming back for more.
- Show your personality!
Enthusiasm is transmittable, so don’t be afraid to show it. Among the coolest aspects of blogging is that you can get in touch with people who share your undying love for, say, avocado on toast.
- Make buddies and assist each other.
In other words, network! Connect and cultivate friendships with other blog writers who share your interests. Leave thoughtful comments on their blog sites, chat with them on social networks and promote their content.
- Make yourself accessible.
Be present and responsive on social media as best you can.
- Keep your website style tidy and simple to navigate.
Clutter interferes with your material.
- Make it easy for visitors to follow your blog.
Location links to RSS/email subscription and social networks prominently on each page.
- Make it easy to comment on your blog.
No CAPTCHAs or required logins, please. Find a method to let your commenters know that they are valued, whether that’s by emailing them independently, responding to their comment openly or by talking about their blogs.
- Make it simple to share your content.
Provide social networks sharing buttons at the end of each post. State thank you when others promote your work.
- Post fantastic dishes just.
You do not want visitors to invest their time and active ingredients into a dish and end up disappointed, right? Better to let the blog go quiet for a couple of days than to post a dish you can’t stand behind.
- Cite your sources.
Constantly. Not cool: reposting dishes verbatim, posting other bloggers’ photos without authorization. Cool: original recipes, sharing links to your inspiration, linking to additional resources on the topic at hand.
- Do not offer out.
I’m not stating that you shouldn’t try to generate income off your blog site, but don’t align yourself with a brand or task that isn’t a good fit. You are the business you keep. Focus on producing your best content and developing your audience and the opportunities will come.
- Post regularly.
Whether that’s every day, as soon as a week or when every other week, don’t let your blog site look abandoned.
- Get your own domain.
If you desire your blog site to be taken seriously, just do it. You can buy a domain name for less than twenty dollars a year through GoDaddy (affiliate link).
- Develop a self-hosted wordpress blog site.
That is, if you desire full control over your style and content and lots of space to grow. If you do not understand how to do these things, pay somebody good to do it for you or shower your geeky pal with homemade cookies till he concurs. Find a step-by-step guide (and food blog site design and webhosting tips) here.
- Discover search engine optimization.
SEO isn’t black magic; it’s about making your quality material findable. It is very important to comprehend and carry out the fundamentals. Here is Google’s SEO starter guide [PDF] and Bake Your Day’s SEO For Food Bloggers Guide.
- Send your posts to recipe submission websites.
It’s a great way to get brand-new visitors to your blog site. I submit my posts to Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tasteologie and Finding Vegan (when suitable). Keep a text file that contains the submission details so it’s simple to copy and paste it onto each site. If your photo is rejected the first time around, edit it or choose a various image and resubmit.
- Learn how to take appealing images.
People are far more most likely to wish to eat, make, share and pin your recipes when they exist together with appealing pictures. Find my food photography pointers and equipment suggestions here.
- Do what your mom told you.
This ought to go without saying, but be great, be positive, be considerate, be appreciative, be simple. Work hard.