Trending Now in Food Blogging – June

Friends! It’s officially summer! 🎉

Well, sort of. The official first day of summer isn’t until June 20, but in my eyes, the start of June always signifies the beginning of copious amounts of summer produce, bottomless tropical cocktails, and long sunny days.

Does it get any better?!

But you know what a new month means: new trends in the food blogosphere! Here’s what is happening in June:

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Our Favorite Food Sharing Sites (2020)

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Do you submit your blog recipes to food sharing sites? These recipe aggregator sites help recipe creators drive traffic to their own blogs and get their content seen.

As a recipe creator, you can submit your recipes to these food sharing sites, and then these sites will display and feature those recipes. These food sharing sites are all a little different, but submitting your content to them can be part of an effective traffic-building strategy.

These are some of our favorite food sharing sites:

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7 Beginner Tips for Improving Your Food Photography

You know the old adage, “We eat with our eyes”? It’s true! I know that when I’m looking for a recipe to make, I’ll only consider it if the photos make me hungry.

Photography is such an important part of the food blogging game, and there are a few cheap and easy strategies and skills that you can implement as a beginner food photographer that can help you take your food photography skills from the photo on the left to the one on the right:

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Finding (and Staying True To) Your Voice

Tell me if this sounds familiar:

You make this really awsome recipe – I’m talking really yummy, and you can’t wait to share it with your readers. It’s full of fresh ingredients, the pictures are great, and it got rave reviews from your family.

You open your post editor to get started on the blog post, and…your mind goes blank. Words have lost their meaning. Your fingers freeze. Your mind starts filling with random SEO advice and desires to do keyword research.

What in the world do I write?

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – May

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Can someone please tell me how in the world it’s May already?! I feel like I was just writing about Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Resolution trends.

The coronavirus has influenced the food blogging industry in some interesting ways this year, and here’s what’s trending in food blogging in May 2020:

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How to get more traffic to your blog, lessons from The Matrix

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The Matrix holds a special place in my heart. It was the first rated R movie that I saw. I can remember it like it was yesterday…

The year was 1999. My brother was nice enough to let me go with him to his friend’s house, where a few “older kids” were hanging out for the afternoon. I was 13 at the time and my brother and his friends were 16. They were trying to decide what to do when one of the guys said, “Hey! I rented The Matrix last night, we should watch it!” He proceeded to pull the movie (a VHS rental from Movie Gallery, of course) out of his backpack.

My brother, being the good brother that he is, let the guys know that I’m not allowed to watch rated R movies. There was a collective groan from the guys and I immediately felt like a middle schooler kid in a group of high schoolers (which I was).

In an effort to gain some dignity I said; “Wait! Maybe Mom and Dad will let me watch it. I’ll call and ask them.”

Phone: Ring ring ring…

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The Ideal Search Result for Food Bloggers (and How to Get it for Your Blog)

Have you ever Googled one of your recipes and been disappointed with how the result is displayed in Google (if it even displays at all)? This happens for one of two reasons:

  1. Google has decided to show your post that way.
  2. You haven’t set things up correctly on your blog.

You can’t do much about #1. Even if your blog is perfectly formatted Google might still decide that they’re going to leave out certain information from a search result. Google does as Google pleases. There’s not much you can do about it except make sure that you’re not falling victim to #2.

There is something that you can do about #2, as there are multiple components that factor into the ideal, rich search result for food bloggers. None of them are complicated, but they do require some time to set them up properly.

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Choosing a WordPress Recipe Plugin

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One of the most important plugins for a food blogger is a recipe plugin. Recipes are at the core of most food blogs, so as a food blogger, you’ll want to make sure you’re publishing your recipes in a way that’s helpful for your readers and for search engines to understand.

And a good recipe plugin will do both!

We’re going to cover a few different things in this article to help you choose the best recipe plugin for your blog:

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