As an avid food enthusiast, sharing knowledge on various food tastes online can be an interesting activity. Coming up with an interesting blog post is an easy task, yet harboring readers who share the same interest as you and starting out your own blog can be difficult especially when you’re still new to blogging.
Regardless of these difficulties, minor technicalities, you are still viable to create your own blog and gradually gain followers by doing these steps:
1. Choose a unique and catchy name for your blog
The first thing you need to do in starting out your own blog is choosing an appropriate name. You don’t have to be mundane about it; explore and enthuse yourself in creating a catchy name related to what your main topic is all about.
The more unique your name is, the easier it is for your visitors to remember you. However, in order to secure your name in their memory box, you have to keep your name short and easy to spell out. Limit your name up to 2-3 words to be sure.
2. Register a domain and pick a trusted web hosting
There are several hosting sites offered online, but some offers are not truly worth the price. Most of the hosting sites are of the same price, but each deal differs in quality service. Make sure that the domain registration and hosting sites offer a smooth and impeccable transaction, the one that truly satisfies your needs.
3. Select a specific topic
Food blog alone can be very diverse in a sense that you can divulge further to a more specific matter. There are people who prefer to blog about certain restaurants in their local area, while some opt to go for nutritional facts.
Make sure you come up with a sub-topic so as not to confuse your visitors and also for you to easily focus on it. Avoid juggling on different topics unrelated to your chosen subject since this can greatly affect your blog’s image.
4. Come up with a catchy layout with easy navigation
Surely, sensible content is a must for a blog. However, choosing the right blog layout with easy navigation is a plus for you. Readers are often curious people who love exploring your blog site by clicking links that would direct them to different pages on your blog.
Overdoing your layout, like adding effects such as snowflakes falling off the screen, can be too much on other people’s devices. Hence, your page would most likely freeze or even crash on their devices and it would be an annoying stance on their end.
Come up with a layout that’s catchy, yet easy for the visitors to use for them to fully enjoy their reading experience on your blog.
5. Plug-in your blog to your social media accounts
One of the easiest and fastest ways to gain followers is freely advertising your blog to your social media accounts. Your friends and relatives connected to your account can easily click on the link posted on your timeline and, eventually, they will start sharing your posts to their friends.
It’s a hassle-free process, but you have to make sure that your entries are worth reading to gain praises from your loved ones and acquaintances.
6. Gain money from your entries
Albeit this method is mostly used by many individuals due to people using the internet daily. This should not be your main priority as to why you’re starting out your own food blog. You should have a mindset of wanting to utilize your knowledge and experience about food by posting it online for those interested to see and learn something from your entry.
In order to start earning income from your food blog effort, you should affiliate your blog entries with ads. You make promotions and good reviews about a certain food product or restaurants (whichever criteria you belong) and when your visitors start buying food products through your blog, you’ll receive commissions from the company you are associated in that ad. In addition, you must have enough traffic to get a good conversion rate.
Food for thoughts:
Overall, starting out your own food blog is a good investment if you’re really into it and that you’re willing to spend your time constantly creating blog entries to keep your blog alive. Setting up is fairly easy, so you shouldn’t be afraid nor ashamed of exposing your thoughts about food online.