Social Media for Food Bloggers

 

Food blogs have become the new version of cookbooks, and bloggers, the emerging food critics or writers in the culinary world. People nowadays prefer information from a blog than referring to a book because of digital convenience. And, on the other side, a lot of food enthusiasts have taken blogging seriously making it their career.

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 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. It is all about marketing your content on various social media platforms wisely to pull traffic towards your blog. However, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Digital marketing goes much deeper than just creating and sharing quality content, but that’s the way forward if you’re leaning towards taking up blogging as a career.

Social media is the most important channel through which a great deal of traffic comes to food blogs especially when you are a beginner. Therefore, 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 keep them updated about your latest content. 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 but basically, all have the same motto of getting your name 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 taking process 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 for 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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