There are numerous chef blogs online these days. Anyone can create one, so it is not really surprising that the food or culinary blogging community is considerably large. However, you can definitely create a blog that could stand out. You just need to learn how to create a successful food blog. By following a few simple steps, you can definitely find your own niche and insure regular stream of visitors daily.
Identify Your Audience
With many chef blogs online, you need to offer something different or unique to your audience. This is where you need to start – you need to identify your audience before anything else. You need to determine the kind of blog that will appeal to your audience. If you are an experienced blogger, you may already have an idea. This is not always the case. If you are an inexperienced blogger, you need to identify your niche. This way, you will know where to focus to energy and efforts.
There are many potential niches that you can explore. Some of them include:
- Organic Food
- Culinary Travel
- Haute Cuisine
- Gourmet Food
- Culinary Career
Since there are many chef blogs on each of these niches or topics, you need to offer something unique and new. Avoid being too generic because you will find it difficult to stand out. You can focus on giving recipes and encouraging visitors to try out recipes. Culinary blogs often offer new and exciting recipes that are not likely offered by other websites. This is particularly true if you have created the recipes yourself. You can also offer special giveaways to certain visitors. You can hold contests as well.
Get Your Own Domain Name and Carefully Plan Your Site’s Layout
It is still a good idea to get a .com domain name. Choose a domain name that people can remember easily. It should be unique and quirky, if you want. You have to make sure that it will stand out. With many chef blogs, you need to make sure that your site has something special to offer, and this starts with offering a unique and memorable name.
Create Tight Articles, Post Good Pictures and Mix Them Up
Your articles determine the success of your blog. Online readers are a lazy bunch, so remember less is more in blogging. Keep your articles compact and complete. Make them interesting and more importantly, make them search engine friendly.
You should also include good and clear pictures. You do not have to be a good food photographer in order to post great pictures. Just make sure that you use photographs that are interesting. You might want to get a good photo editing tool. Get one that is simple and easy to use, so you would find it easy to edit your photos.
Networking, Linking and Search Engine Optimization
These are concepts that you need to understand. You also need to learn how to do them exactly. They determine the success of your blog. You need to inform people that your site exists. You also need to establish relationships with other bloggers.
You can subscribe to other chef blogs that you particularly like. You can leave comments or join discussions. This will take a bit of your time but this is absolutely essential to promoting your website. You need to leave thoughtful comments, so you can spark people’s interest as well. You will likely gain readers by doing this. If you get visitors who leave comments, it is a good practice to visit the fellow blogger’s site and leave comment as well.
There are thousands of chef blogs out there. If you want to set your culinary blog apart, you need to know how to create a successful blog.
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In spite of the tradeoffs, I’m thankful for the water we have available to us from coast to coast. Yeah, I know it’s got chlorine in it. I’m not a fan of drinking water directly from the tap. I don’t want that chlorine in my body. I’d also rather not breathe it into my lungs in the shower.
Some people say “the poison is in the dosage,” but I consider that an idiot’s mantra. Let’s see one of those people volunteer for a daily dosage of arsenic, lead, mercury, uranium or wood grain alcohol.
Chlorine is easy to filter out though so kudos to the people who work their buts off at the water treatment plants around the US to give us water that doesn’t contain weird forms of life that make us sick.
You may think your municipal water doesn’t always taste the best and if you don’t filter out the chlorine, you’re a dummy, but millions of people around the globe wish they had water half as good as what we take for granted.
Water that doesn’t deliver bacterial infections, parasites and other diseases should not be a luxury.
Clean water should be the norm.
Unfortunately, it isn’t the norm around the globe. Water should be a source of life. Instead it’s one of the greatest sources of sickness and disease.
Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water.
That’s one in eight of us.
If you’ve ever had Giardiasis (AKA, Beaver Fever), or any other water-borne pathogen in your gut, you know what it’s like to be more focused on clenching your stomach while holding in the pending gastrointestinal tsunami and fighting to keep yourself hydrated at the other end.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.
Many people in the developing world, usually women and children, walk more than three hours every day to fetch water that is likely to make them sick.
What would you life be like if you had to subtract 3 hours from every day, just to get your water?
Children are especially vulnerable to the consequences of unsafe water. Of the 42,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and a lack of basic sanitation, 90% are children under 5 years old.
Take some time today and give to CharityWater.org and give others something to be thankful for.
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