I wish I had some magic secrets or shortcuts to share, but the truth is that food blogging is hard work. I receive questions about the subject fairly often, so I sat down to compile my best tips for food bloggers and ended up with an even twenty. You’ll be more likely to develop a successful food blog if you follow these guidelines.
Thanks for the tips! I too am a new blog (started right around the same time as you actually!) and am loving every minute of it! Before I ventured into this world of blogging, i wanted to be sure it was something that I wanted to do and not waste my time over. So i did my research for a month or so. One tip that REALLY helped me: make a list of 50-100 possible ideas/topics. I worked on this list for about a week, adding many ideas i had at the time (and still adding to it). And now they help me wonderfully because whenever i get stuck on a topic to write about I turn to my list!
Listen, there’s only so much content that one person can churn out – week after week, month after month. If you have even a few hundred followers, you probably have folks who would love to share their best ideas with your readers. So put out the A.P.B. and ask for proposals or submissions for a regular feature on your blog. You’ll gain the freedom to focus on making your own work better while exchanging blog traffic (and hopefully growing your readership!) at the same time.
When photographing, make sure that you have the entire frame of your photo together before you actually shoot it. If you’re shooting a flatlay, make sure that everything is clean (it sounds obvious, but just make sure). If you’re shooting an outfit, make sure there isn’t visible trash on the ground, or anything that might be distracting. It’s all in details!
Teens don’t often consult Mom about makeup, hair coloring or any other beauty topics, probably because they think Mom is back in the dark ages and have no concept of what’s in style. This makes the beauty blogs an especially good resource. The professional beauty blogger has the scoop on what’s popular with every age group and often caters to younger visitors. Teens who take advantage of the beauty advice and secrets available on such blogs might well surprise Mom with their expertise in beauty products.