This is most ignored question about food blogging. Most people think beautiful snaps of mouth watering food and easy to understand & smart recipes are enough to draw attention of food lovers. Well, it is true there are so many food bloggers who are only focused to those two things but still they are successful. Some food bloggers simply do not bother to write blog post more than four or five sentences and then they go straight to the recipe. You may know some of those food bloggers. May be you do not personally know them but if you are food blogger then you definitely found such blogs. Did you?
Nowadays despite of nice pictures of food & smart recipes, taking special care of your content is very essential. You may think why it is so? It is because of your blogging niche. Today there are millions of blogs and probably food bloggers community is largest blogger’s community. Each day and each hour many food bloggers are joining, posting many thousands of post on food & recipes. There are many food bloggers who already have written thousands of food recipes and each day this number is growing. They are adding beautiful snaps, sharing helpful cooking tips and clean recipes. So you are just a small one in that crowd. That is why if you want everybody should notice you then you must do something different or should take every single opportunity seriously to improve traffic to your food blog.
Tips for food bloggers to write blog post
Talk with your readers
Are you disconnected with your readers? This can be a blunder for continuing growth of your blog. It is good to do your work silently but blogging is all about showing and sharing your talent, story and expertise. You can not do this silently. If you are a food blogger then you simply can not do this because most people enjoy conversation while cooking or eating.
Think at every stage about your readers. What they can think? What questions may come in their mind? Put that question in front of them and answer those in your way. Once you you engage your readers through your content then they will enjoy reading and never get bored anymore. You know that often food blogs are boring and so people always try to jump to recipe and avoid reading your other content. So by writing content this way, you will able to engage your readers and they spend more time on your blog. They will love to share your blog post on various social media. It will help you to grow your blog.
Say something interesting about the food
Every food has its own story and often it is interesting and people will love to know this. Food some time belongs to some region and its people. Every food also has class like people of every society. Some foods are only served by local street vendors. Some food belongs to elite class. Those foods are often served in five star hotels and big restaurants. Some foods equally honored by street vendors and five star hotels. There are so many foods what need to be passed through many steps and take time to make. Some are very easy to make but surprisingly so delicious too. Some foods are only cooked at home but not available from any shop or restaurant.
So share those story as much as possible. If food is tasty then why will it be served with boring content?
Share your story
Do you have any story to tell? Yes, you definitely have a story but you have to learn the way you have to say that. Well coming to your story, now you are thinking that how do I know your story? Ha ha, but from my experience I know that every person in this world has a story and same way between persons there is a story. Huh, again I am talking something out of the context.
Okay lets talk to the point, whatever food or food recipes you want to share with your audiences, behind that recipe or food there is a story. You may have learnt to make that food from your mother or relatives, probably you got inspiration from somewhere on that food or you did your work on that food. If nothing is true then it was a miracle food because someday something happened in your brain and result was this food. Ha ha. All these are actually nice story. Deliver those in your way. Your readers definitely love it.
Why your readers will love this food
You are sharing a food recipes then you definitely liked that because you tried and tasted this and it suits your taste what you have developed since your childhood. But that will not be enough for somebody else to like that food.
So you need to describe actual taste of that food in words. Is it sweet or creamy? or that food is only for those who prefer spicy food. Is there any particular flavor of spice what makes that dish more tasty?
If you want to share something about street food of a place or like to travel various places and sharing about local food of those places then certainly you do not need to add any recipe to your blog post. But this is not exactly what most food bloggers do. In general most food bloggers prefer to do a lot of experiment on developing new recipes or share their own recipes of traditional food. They take nice snaps of such foods and share those with audiences.
Writing complex food recipes in simple way is always an art, so that from pro to newbie everyone can easily understand and make that food at home. So if you want to write blog post and that too about food recipe then you should also learn this technique. But to make your recipes search engine friendly you also need install a recipe plugin for your self hosted WP platform. It will help you to write food recipes more conveniently and organized way too.
Final words for you to write blog post about food
Food blogging is really a lot of fun if you like cooking and love to explore different foods from various places. There are so many local foods across the globe which will always surprise you.
So cook, eat & explore those and keep all those tips in your mind when you want to write blog post.
But if you are already pro food blogger or blogging since last few months and want to share some additional tips to my readers then you are welcome to do so and let us know by leaving a comment below.
I my self do a lot of experiment on this blog (along with food) to learn blogging. I wrote food posts almost every possible ways and tried to find best possible way for food blogging. It was really fun. I also played a lot with keywords and internal links of my food blog, tried all desperate ways to get backlinks to this blog.
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