Are you planning to start a food blog? It’s really a great news that you actually enjoy cooking and motivated enough to start a blog on foods. As you have realized that you are so passionate about cooking, similarly, there are few things you should know and think again before starting a food blog. But you can only realize those things once you build your food blog and start working on that unless somebody else tells you early. Actually, nobody bothers about such issues until the person start his (or her) blogging journey and realizes that nobody else cares about his (or her) food blog.
Nobody generally will assist you to keep blogging. It is only you who can help yourself. Otherwise for every assistance to keep active your blog you need to pay. Particularly if you are food blogger then the situation is absolutely different than any other blogging niche. Do not worry here I will help you to realize the major 5 reasons to think again before starting a food blog. So do not feel anxiety, hold your cup of coffee and go through this post.
5 reasons for you to think again before starting a food blog
1. Multi-tasking job
Blogging always needs multitasking skill but if you are food blogger then you have to take your multitasking ability to the next level. Do you not agree with me? Well, see if you are running a blog of any other niche then you may think so because you actually need commendable effort to make any blog successful.
Nobody can disagree with you but FOOD BLOGGING demands something more from you. You have to do something real activity unless you can not take pictures of those delicious foods. You have to learn basic knowledge about photography and photo editing technology. Food bloggers have to enjoy writing about food ideas, recipes and more over nowadays readers want some story behind developing such YUMMY food recipes. That means you should have such writing skill so that you can connect with your readers. So you need to know –
KITCHEN APPLIANCES KNOW HOW – COOKING – CAMERA TRICKS – PHOTOGRAPHY SKILL – PHOTO EDITING SKILL – WRITING ABILITY – BOGGING TRICKS
2. High operational expense
High operation cost means blog running cost. You may think that every blogger pays but you are actually wrong. Food bloggers have to buy various useful kitchen appliances, cooking ingredients and fuel cost. Cost factors do not end here because you need to take beautiful snaps of what you cook, edit those snaps to make those more attractive and flawless. So you need a good camera and photo editing tool (Canva, PicMonkey, Adobe Photoshop etc). These are actually apart from your normal monthly cost due to pay your bills (server, premium WP plugins, software licenses etc).
That is why I must say that Food bloggers may face financial problem during initial days if you do not have any alternative source of income. People who are starting a food blog in near future should think again considering this aspect too.
3. Photography skill requirement
This is the most difficult part for a food blogger because it needs time and nobody can teach you until you do practice yourself. As a newbie, you may not have prior experience in photography but the driving power to start a food blog is individual passion in food and cooking. So mostly food bloggers start blogging journey with zero photography skill. But without an attractive food picture, nobody can understand properly about your food only if it is not a traditional food. More importantly, if you want to get referral traffic then nothing is more important than an appealing image of delicious food.
AND photography skill starts from tripod setting to camera setting and from taking beautiful snaps to working with photo editing software to make your images more attractive.
4. Need more time than other niches
How does a technology blogger spend whole day? They actually spend maximum time in front of the computer, search new problems, study a technology or system, do some experiments and find its solution and write it for their readers. AND most of the time they come up two – three contents from a study. But food bloggers do their own study in every possible platform, shop for ingredients, do experiments, taste those, take snaps of those foods, edit photo, write for their readers and also deal with technical issues (server issues, coding issues, software licensing problem, develop creative writing, SEO, social media marketing and other issues related to blogging) too. Apart from those activities food bloggers also travel a lot to know more about different cuisines and street foods).
So you definitely can understand it takes more time to run a food blog than any other blogging niches. Here it is an important reason to think again if you are starting a food blog.
5. Blogging skill
Food bloggers are mostly less tech savvy, okay exception is always there but if you know few number of food bloggers personally or on the web then you definitely can realize that they took longer time to develop blogging skill, few food bloggers run a food blog just because of their passion and so they use free blogging software like blogger[dot]com or WordPress[dot]com platforms. There are thousands of food blogger who will be your competitors but they simply bother to monetize their blog.
If I generalize those things (maybe I am wrong for your case) then I can say food bloggers have less blogging skill than that tech savvy who write about technology, blogging, server, software reviews. I have even encountered with some food bloggers whose husbands actually take care of nitty-gritty of technical part of their blogging. So food bloggers generally face problems due to less technical knowledge in blogging.
Above mentioned reasons are major issues what you should reconsider before starting a food blog. If you will still find yourself confident and motivated enough then nobody can stop you to write a successful food blog. Now choose a domain name and build a self-hosted blog to start a pro blogging journey.
KEEP COOKING FOODS – SHARE RECIPES & FOOD IDEAS – EXPLORE MULTIPLE CUISINES – KEEP BLOGGING