Blogging is a wonderful way to explore your passions in life and share them with others as well. It can also be a pathway into building a career in an industry which you love and allow you to generate a possible income from doing something you enjoy as a hobby. If you want to share your love of food with the world, whether that be from the standpoint of baking and cooking, or reviewing and critiquing, then creating a blog could be a wonderful creative outlook for you. So if you want to know how to create your own successful food blog, here are five simple tips which you may find useful to get you started.
Create a user-friendly site
The first step to becoming a successful food blogger is simple: create a blog. One of the easiest ways to create your blog is to start simple with a self-hosted WordPress blog; however, there are many different options of blog hosts out there, so look around until you find the one which works best for you.
Creating a user-friendly site requires an aesthetically pleasing layout; easy to navigate menus and search bars; a simple and accessible archive; and, above all, creative and easy to follow content.
If food blogging is your passion, then nothing should stop you from chasing that dream. However, you should be aware that there are already a host of different food blogs out there, from chefs to bakers to critics. Therefore, if you want your blog to be successful, you have to find a way to be original and stand out from the crowd. The first step to originality is authenticity; remember, people will read your blog because they have made a connection with you as an individual, and as a result, they respect your opinions. Consequently, it is important that you be yourself at all times, rather than trying to mimic the successes of someone else.
Creating a brand
When you start up your blog, you’re not just creating a webpage; you are initiating a brand. You are producing content under your name, and everything you put out there becomes a reflection of the brand you are building. Therefore, it is important that you get a clear idea in your mind of what you want your brand to be, and what you want it to represent. You need to be consistent with everything from your color schemes to your content quality.
Promotion and advertising
If you want to push past being just a website, and become more of a well-known name and public figure, you need to start pushing the advertisement of your brand. There are lots of ways you can do this, from collaborating with other bloggers and vloggers to using t-shirt PSD templates to create your merchandise. However, it is important that you only create merchandise, and participate in collaborations, which uphold the standards of your brand, as your readers will not appreciate inconsistencies.
Connecting with your audience
The loyalty and engagement from your audience is what will ultimately make your blog a success or a failure. If you want to build up readership, you have to show your readers that you respect them all as individuals, rather than just numbers on a screen. If you are sent questions, try to respond to them promptly. If you don’t have the time to respond to everyone individually, make sure to create blog posts or announcements on your social media accounts that cover the basics of your most asked questions. Do your best to give the readers what they want, and always listen to their feedback as it will help you to grow.
Last week we took a short bread to Scotlands capital city ahead of our annual festival held next month, for more details on that : https://veganfestival.co.uk/edinburgh-vegan-festival-2019/.
While we were there we thought we would pop in to Paradise Palms on
Lothian Street (just round the corner from the National Museum of Scotland. Although we did not know what to expect and had already had a huge potato from The Baked Potato Shop on Cockburn Street, we were thinking about giving it a miss, but glad we didn’t. Paradise Palms had a great selection options along with a buzzing atmosphere, probably the the best place to go for a quiet meal on a Friday night, but if your looking for some top of the line vegan options in a amazing setting this is the place to visit.
After our evening in Edinburgh we shot off to the beautiful Italian city of Milan for a few days. When there we visited Veg-MI Trike a vegan food cart/trike near the Piazza del Duomo (where the Duomo di Milano). These guys had hotdogs, burgers and other fast food options.
Open Mon-Sun 12:00-15:00.
Another place we visited while in Milan was Soul Green, Soul Green is a plant based restaurant located at Piazzale Principessa Clotilde, 20124 and had a good range of vegan dishes, although the food was amazing I noticed that Tuna was on the menu, despite stating clearly that this is a plant based restaurant.