Food Blogging 101
Food blogging represents a unique interweaving of food-obsessed blog writing and photographic portraiture. Most blogs, at least most food blogs, use photos taken by the blogger themselves and some of these even specialize in food photography. Food blogging has exploded onto the scene in recent years and is fast becoming one of the most popular trends in the blogging world. But why are foodies turning to blogging for their everyday gourmet needs instead of more traditional cookery publications?
Well, for one, food bloggers have the opportunity to express their passion about food through words, images, and videos. It’s a lot easier to critique food when you can actually see the results of your labors on the actual food that you’re creating. This type of critiques can’t be achieved through criticism via the written word. With full-time blogging, you get the opportunity to indulge in all of the visual enjoyment that blogging has to offer while still maintaining a work-life balance.
Food blogs are also usually run either by individuals or small businesses. Small business bloggers tend to focus on specific cuisines or dishes that they enjoy eating, while other bloggers, such as celebrity food bloggers, like to blog about various food experiences rather than concentrating on any one type of food. This is especially true of the full-time food blogger who has the responsibility of writing about food for a number of different people, including clients, in a number of different venues. Food bloggers can choose to blog about anything, and almost everything can be blogged about in a food blog. For example, a food blogger may discuss her/his love of Mediterranean cooking, but if that individual was also to blog about his/her experiences dining at certain restaurants, then the content would be considered gourmet, not just regular cooking. So there really are no limits to what you can blog about and everything that you create in your blog may become viral as well!