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10 Reasons Why You Need to Start a Food Blog

You’re on the fence, still unsure whether starting a food blog is a good idea. While you know your way around kitchen and grocery stores, and everyone loves your food, blogging entails more than just knowing your craft.

Not to mention that blogging takes time. This is what scares you. However, if you are patient and keep creating new content, just like a fine wine that gets better with age, your blog will grow and generate recurring income down the road.

Here are some of the reasons why you should start a food blog.

Talk About the Foods That Matter to You

Whether you are a cookie-hound, vegan, or the type of person who can eat anything you lay your hands on, running a food blog is a superb way to showcase your prowess in the food domain.

You can write about anything helpful about your favorite foods, and no one will ask you anything.

Also, you can blog about the struggles you endure when preparing a family meal of eight, and some people will resonate with you. In other words, you can always get a following, and some people will encourage you.

Improve Your Cooking or Baking Skills

If you have been itching to master specific baking techniques or cooking skills, starting a food blog will push you out of your comfort zone and force you to master them.

Above all, you can only post about brown rice and minced meat so many times before your followers, and you begin craving for something new.

On top of that, your dedication to regular posting will help you overcome your boundaries in the kitchen, as food blogging will keep you on edge. You’ll have no choice but to master new cooking techniques and create new recipes to keep your audience coming back for more. 

Experiment with New Recipes

Running a recipe blog means that you’ll be on a new adventure daily. You’ll be working with fresh ingredients, developing new recipes, and documenting your instructions online.

Trying out new things helps you unleash your creativity, making you a better cook.  So, if you are a creative genius, your food blog is your playground. You’ll be free to practice your unique style by way of design and photography.

Share Your Recipes Online

If people keep asking you about your servings’ recipes at community barbecues and family functions, having a food blog will make things easier for you.

You’ll be giving them your blog URL, and you’ll never have the responsibility of following up with anyone. You’ll be directing anyone interested to your website.

Recipe blogging is an excellent method of recording your recipes to offer everyone easy access regardless of their location globally.

Connect with Other Food Bloggers

Food blogging will offer you endless opportunities to meet with people with whom you share a common bond with, both offline and online.

You’ll connect with like-minded people who are equally thrilled about food and food blogging. The connections you make as a food blogger can prove to be very helpful down the road.

You can Monetize It Easily

Monetizing a food blog is easier because of the huge traffic that these niches tend to amass. Food blogs do well on Pinterest and other social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. 

With the right traffic and content strategy, you can easily hit 100K followers, thus opening great opportunities for collaborations and sponsorships.

You can also monetize your food blog by running display ads programs such as Mediavine, selling cookbooks, food photos, or food courses.

Travel, Sponsorships, and Numerous Opportunities

As a food blogger, you’ll be attending events such as food competitions, workshops, and exhibitions. If you are a travel and food blogger, you will enjoy trying out new local recipes as you make your stops across the country or the world.

You have to provide your audience with insider tips on the best local foods to try, the best eateries to stop by, and helpful advice on the top places to visit for special diets. 

Also, as your food blog grows, famous 5-star hotels may invite you for several familiarities or media trips.

Perfect Your Food Photography Skills.

You need great photos for your food blog. Hiring a food photographer is not economical for a small food blog, so you’ll be taking most of the photos yourself. Thus, it’s imperative that you learn great photography skills so as to snap great photos.

Your food photography style doesn’t have to be the best, but at the very least, you need to know the basics. You’ll learn how to expose your subjects appropriately. You’ll tell whether an image is over or underexposed.

Gain a Sense of Accomplishment

We all feel great when we know that we are contributing to a greater cause. Imagine knowing that your food blog is:

  • Helping a busy mom to quickly find easy-to-fix recipes.
  • Enabling people in your community to eat healthily and stay fit.
  • Helping people with food alternatives to find alternative recipes without altering taste and nutrients, etc.

You’ll be happy knowing that you are using your knowledge and skills in helping others achieve their goals.

Write a Cookbook One Day

If you want to write a cookbook someday, then starting a food blog is the best way to get started. Your blog will introduce you to influential people in the industry and help you build a ready-to-buy audience. Once you have built an audience of, say, 20,000 email subscribers, promoting your cookbook to them will give it the initial momentum in terms of first sales and reviews, which are critical for Amazon ranking.

Closing Thoughts

Food blogging isn’t really a walk-in-the-pack, but it’s something that you may want to try if you are intrigued by the reasons above. Focus on publishing quality content, mastering food photography, and interacting with your readers and bloggers before focusing on the money. Don’t worry, though. If you work your butt off, money will find you.

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Ashley Wangari
Ashley Wangari
Ashley (Percy) Wangari is a freelance writer and editor for hire with over 3 years’ experience helping clients to develop engaging content for their audience. Her educational background in journalism and family science has offered her a broad base from which to approach a variety of topics. She also enjoys preparing resumes for people who are changing careers.

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