Shhhhhh! We have a little secret to share with you… Today’s topic is not a recipe, although if you are looking for something yummy to cook, we would love for you to check out our recipe index. Today we are talking about how to grow a food blog.
We are so in love with the awesome, food loving community who follows this blog. We love communicating with you guys about food, hearing about the wonderful happenings in your kitchen and sharing our kitchen creations with you.
A Hedgehog in the Kitchen has existed for a little over 10 months now and we are so grateful to everyone who reads this blog. You guys make developing our recipes and writing these posts even more fun than if all of this awesomeness was just happening between the 2 of us in the secrecy of our little home kitchen.
Starting a blog is so much fun – especially when you get to share the experience with the love of your life. That rush you get just before you publish your first post – and every post thereafter is incredible. What a lot of people don’t tell you about running a blog is how much work goes into it. So much work. Endless hours of work for each and every post. This goes for any kind of blog.
When you’re running a food blog, preparing a post involves the following :
- Developing recipes.
- Writing down recipes ingredient by ingredient and step by step.
- Cooking your recipe.
- Taking pictures that show the beauty of your food and make your readers’ mouths water.
- Promoting your post. Getting the word out about your post and encouraging people to come read your post, share it and hopefully, try a recipe or two!
- Having a huge food loving community that can’t wait to read your posts and make your next creation in their own home kitchens. (It takes a long time to get here, so enjoy all of the other steps along the way!)
Everyone wants that awesome, food loving community but how do you find them? How do you find your perfect community who will love what you are writing about and want to participate in your food adventures?
We are still learning how to do this and we are loving every step of this fantastic journey.
Today we are sharing a special offer with our blog community. We have been invited to invite you to join Food Blogger Pro.
How to grow a food blog? What do you need to know about finding your community and getting people to read your blog?
Food photo sharing sites : What are they? Which ones are worth submitting to and which ones are actually negative for your site’s SEO? How on Earth do you make your food photos good enough to get them accepted and featured on these sites?
SEO : What is it? How do you make your posts “SEO friendly”? What does “SEO friendly” even mean?
Choosing your title : What should you call your posts for maximum effect?
How do you promote your post? Facebook? Pinterest? Instagram? Google +? Twitter? What is the difference between social media sites? What is the goal of each one and what should your focus be for each?
We have read countless articles to learn about getting the word out about our posts and being more successful bloggers. We have learned the most from our subscription to Food Blogger Pro.
Food Blogger Pro is a another food loving community that was created by the awesome couple, Lindsay and Bjork, behind Pinch of Yum. We love them and their work so much.
By subscribing to Food Blogger Pro, you will learn everything you need to know to start and grow a food blog. You will learn all about SEO, naming your posts, promoting your posts and finding and growing your online community of people who can’t wait to read your posts. You will also gain access to a community of over 2,300 bloggers who are sharing tips, links, Pinterest groups, Facebook love and much more in the group forums on the Food Blogger Pro site.
You will grow your blog and make amazing friends along the way. We have met the coolest people and made such lovely friends since we started this food blogging journey. It is really awesome.
Registration to Food Blogger Pro will only be open until November 10th. It has been closed for several months and since we are subscribed ourselves, we received an invitation to invite our community to susbcribe using our subscription link. It will teach you how to grow a food blog.
Even once you have watched the 300+ videos available for learning how to blog, you will want to continue to be a part of the Food Blogger Pro Community to continue to have access to the group forums and live chat. Lindsay and Bjork’s team are available to answer your questions all day every day and Bjork will send you a monthly newsletter with awesome (additional!) tips for growing your blog.
This subscription has been beyond worth every cent for us. We were so excited to get started that we watch ALL of the videos in about one week. We’ve been subscribed for over 6 months because the group forums are just that great and we are planning to keep our subscription indefinitely.
Here’s our Food Blogger Pro link again. If you have any questions about Food Blogger Pro or about how to grow a food blog, just ask us. We would love to share our experience with you!
(Update – Food Blogger Pro registration is currently closed but you can join the waiting list by clicking the link below.)
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