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How to start a food blog

Published by Incomedia in Guides and Tips · 3 April 2019
Think being a food blogger is only for the culinary elite? Think again.

These days it’s easy for anyone with a flair for cooking to share their tips, tricks and recipes with the world, and maybe make a little extra cash too. In this guide, we’ll offer some simple starter steps on how to be a food blogger, from hosting your content to making it memorable!

1. How to craft an engaging title

What’s in a name?

Think about your favourite blogs. Their names are short, snappy, sharp and memorable and yours should be too. When choosing a name, make sure that:
  • it’s simple – your name should stand out and keep people coming back for more.
  • your theme is clear – for example, if you’re writing about Italian cooking, be sure that your name reflects that. Your reader should know that every dish comes straight from nonna’s kitchen, right from the very first glance!
  • it’s unique – blogs live and die by the personality of their writing, so the reader must feel your authentic tone of voice from the title.

It’s important to buy a domain name that matches your title; otherwise, returning readers might find it hard to find you.

2. How to manage content

There are plenty of Content Management Systems (CMS) available for your blog, but if you’re wondering how to start a food blog on a budget, check out Website X5, a professional website software and its website-building tips.

The site offers several different themes, so you can choose a design that suits your subject matter. When picking a theme, it’s important to ensure that it’s:
  • adaptable – find a theme that allows you to easily change your colour scheme and logo, along with other basic features
  • consistent – make sure that your theme matches the content of your blog. A rustic home cooking blog should be homey and inviting, not sleek and corporate!
  • versatile – people access content on laptops, phones and tablets, so a blog that is optimised for all devices is a must

Make sure your blog is supported in many languages, so when the time comes to expand, it’s easy to take your culinary ambitions global!

3. Get writing

Now all that’s left to do is get writing!

Don’t forget to share links on social media – advertising is key to getting readers through the front page.

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