Social Media for Food Bloggers

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Food blogging has become a new version of our good old cookbooks and bloggers, the emerging food critics or writers in the culinary world now. People nowadays prefer the information from a blog than referring to a book for various reasons of convenience. And, a whole new bunch of food enthusiasts have taken blogging on a serious career level.

Reason it being so rewarding is that you are living your passion every day creating and sharing what excites you on your blog. Here the work is not monotonous or rather you don’t feel you are working at all and that is why most of the cooking enthusiasts take up blogging as a career choice.

Having said that, it is important to mention that passion for great food and creating top-notch content with the same is not enough to become a successful blogger. Today, bloggers post about everything from home-cooked food recipes to Michelin restaurants which are heavy on quality content and they make sure their content is all over the social media.

Yes, digital marketing plays a key role in the success of a blog. None of these successful bloggers we see today would have made it big in this field if they had limited themselves only to their own blogs. Digital marketing is nothing but using the various social media platforms wisely to pull traffic towards your blog.

Social media is the most important channel through which a great deal of traffic comes to food blogs especially when you are a beginner. So, it is highly recommended to be available and active on all the relevant social media platforms.

Apart from generating traffic, social media also plays an important role in the branding of your blog. This is how you let people know what is happening with your blog and keeping them up to date about the delicious recipes, stunning images and news about the industry. Also, it is important to know that a blogger’s growth as a brand is directly proportional to his/her social reach.

Some of the popular social media platforms that help you in food blogging are Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Pinterest. Of course each platform work on different aspects and objectives of being used but basically, all have the same motto of getting your name popular out there in the market.

So, if you are planning to get yourself into full-time food blogging make sure you use the social media to your utmost benefit and also, keep in mind that building audience and getting maximum engagement is a time game so be sure you are doing it for the right reasons.

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Shruti Raj

A simple writer, with hands on experience in Public Relations and Communications. An ardent lover of food with a natural flair in culinary arts, who loves to write anything and everything about food, with a career background of more than half a decade invested in various communication fields. Now being a part of ICCA Dubai Digital Marketing team, she intends to showcase her professional expertise in web & print content development and food photography, and adapt to learn more with the team.

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