A Good Food Blogger Perfects These Skills!
Skills you must have to become a good food blogger
There are many people, including me, who love to find new restaurants and eateries in the surroundings. Their love for food motivates and excites them to do so. Trying out finger-licking food at different food outlets is what makes such people happy.
If you are also a person who loves to visit different restaurants just for your love for food, you can be a food blogger. Isn’t it a great idea to earn money while doing something that you love? What else can be better than the restaurants paying you for promoting their dishes and outlets?
Well, this is not easy. You need to have some skills to become a good food blogger. If you only know how to eat, this profession is not for you. Don’t get stressed. We are here to help you.
Following are some of the skills you must have to become a good food blogger.
A Good Food Blogger Writes Engaging Content
You must be able to write engaging content for the blog in order to make it more interesting. Think of your audience while you write and always keep a check on the grammar and vocabulary you use for the blogs.
If you make simple grammatical errors in the blogs, people easily notice them and point out. A bad impression is definitely what you want for your blog. Also, do not use tough words that are difficult to understand in your blog. Write in a layman’s language so that more and more people can understand it.
Food photography and some video making skills
It is very important to have good food photography skills if you want to be a food blogger. Alluring and mouth-watering pictures of various dishes attract more and more audience. Don’t worry if you are on a low budget and can’t afford a DSLR. Nowadays, phone cameras are also capable of clicking great pictures.
A personal tip for you: Try your hands on the manual mode of the phone camera. Once you practice photography in manual mode, it would be better for you in the longer run. Experiment with different settings and try to understand how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture works.
For that, you need to have great photography skills. Also, if you make videos of your restaurant visits, you should have a good knowledge of camera handling and video editing software.
Other than this, for your photos you can use different editing software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. Having a good knowledge of photo editing software is also very important when it comes to food photography.
Basic knowledge of WordPress and other blogging platforms
I suggest you make the website for your blog on your own if you do not have the budget for hiring a professional. For that, you need to have basic knowledge of WordPress and other blogging platforms like Blogspot.
You can easily make your own website on these platforms. Also, there are many tutorial videos on YouTube to make a website on your own. See The Beginners Guide To Blogging.
Good Food Bloggers Have Great Communication Skills
You must have good communication skills if you want to be a food blogger. Conversating with restaurant managers, new people, eateries’ owners require good communication skills.
Also, if you make videos for your YouTube channel, you need to presentable and confident with your speech. Don’t worry if you are bad at it. Practice is one of the most effective solutions to it. You will make mistakes in your initial videos. But if you stay consistent, you will see a change, and also, you will notice your mistakes.
Good Food Bloggers Need Excellent Culinary Skills
Good food bloggers are good cooks as well. You should have good culinary skills for becoming a better food blogger. You can make recipe videos for your YouTube channel, share recipes on your website etc.
This is also a skill that you don’t learn overnight. A lot of practice and consistency is required. You may burn a few dishes initially. My personal advice is to take help from your mom to become a good cook. She will be the best person to help you out in the kitchen.
Good networking skills
Networking skills are really important if you want to be a good food blogger. Socialize as much as you can. Be known to more and more people.
Publicizing your profession is also very important. If you start solo, then you will have to see the marketing, the camera part, and other things on your own. Networking is part of marketing. Meet with different restaurant owners, street food eateries owners, and also other food bloggers. Share their content and collaborate with them in order to promote yourself and their business as well.
Good knowledge of social media
Having great knowledge of social media is very important if you want to be a successful food blogger. The majority of your audience will know you from social media platforms. Post unique and engaging content on your social media to attract more and more audience.
My personal advice is to be real and let your audience tell you about your shortcomings. Work on them and provide the audience with the content they want.
Manav Bansal works as a creative content writer at TABSCAP. He has been writing on various topics related to social media marketing, digital marketing, education, health and lifestyle. He also loves photography and always crave for street food.