Welcome to Food Blogging Collective
Hi, I’m Emma, British food blogger, editor of this site, academic, coach and organisation nut! I set up Food Blogging Collective as a vital resource for food bloggers everywhere. It’s designed to help you, the passionate food blogger, get your recipes on the Internet and in front of a hungry audience, as quickly and painlessly as possible.
If you’re reading this, it’s because you’re either interested in starting a food blog or you’ve already got one. Maybe it’s going well and you’re looking to grow your following. Or maybe it’s going, well, not so well, and you’re looking for inspiration for the next step.
Either way, you’ve come to the right place because blogging about food is what we do BEST! (Pssst I also share all my own recipes right here!)
Hey! See that recipe? That’s one of mine! Looks good, doesn’t it?!
The great thing about Food Blogging Collective is that it’s written by food bloggers for food bloggers. So all of the tips, advice and guidance you read actually comes from people who have been there, done that. Furthermore, the fact that the site focuses solely on food blogs means that the information we give you can be much more specific to our shared love – food!
The Internet is growing at a staggering rate and food is one of those fields that seems to have no limit. It’s such a visual medium which means it lends itself beautifully to websites, plus it’s something that we all have in common – after all, you have to eat!
Whether you are a beginner cook, a retired master chef, or simply want to share your enthusiasm for a new diet or ingredient, Food Blogging Collective can help you do it.
Helping your food blog to grow
Food Blogging Collective is a place to celebrate the work behind the scenes of some truly great food bloggers. I love making connections with fellow food bloggers and picking their brains about tactics and techniques that work for them. I want to make sure you’re getting the best, most up-to-date and actionable advice possible, to help you skyrocket your business. And who better to share that advice with you than working food bloggers who get real results?
The articles cover every aspect of food blogging, not just recipes. Many new food bloggers feel totally overwhelmed when they realise that there’s much more to being a food blogger than simply writing recipes; you have to be a brand designer, food stylist, photographer, web technician, advertising executive and schmoozing guru all at the same time. If you don’t work at your blog, no-one else will. And when it all goes wrong, it’s you that has to pick up the pieces. That can put a lot of people off.
But you know what else is true? Bloggers are some of the nicest and most helpful people out there. Because we all started out once. And we all worked to grow our following. So there’s always someone willing to share their knowledge and experience with a newbie – generally for free!
A RESOURCE FOR FOOD BLOGGERS
Even though I was an academic for a while, I have always owned my own business with my husband. That was a great decision we made as it gave us the freedom to pursue our own hobbies alongside (hello food writing!!), take extended leave when each of our children was born and to move to our dream forever house in the middle of rural nowhere to bring them up.
Food Blogging Collective was set up when I was looking for a solution to a technical problem specific to my food blog, The Food Brood, and found myself having to jump between a number of different sources to find the information I wanted. That’s when I realised that although there is a lot of information on blogging out there, there is no one place specific to us food bloggers or anywhere that really focuses on the aspects of blogging that apply just to us.
And so Food Blogging Collective was born.
So, what are you waiting for?
If you’re brand new to food blogging then check out the getting started section which talks you through the baby steps you need to take to get on the Internet. If you’re having a problem with your site, try the technical posts, and if you’re looking to grow your blog, check out monetisation and social media.
I believe that everyone has a unique and interesting slant to add to the blogging world and the inherent ability to do it. If you’re chock-full of ideas and willing to put in the hours then, frankly, the sky’s the limit as far as your blog world goes.
And I want to be there to help you reach for that delicious sky.