Trending Now in Food Blogging - June

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by Alexa on May 24, 2017 in Trending Now

Find out what's trending in searches in June - the Summer Slump, salsa, and more!

Friends! It’s officially summer!

Well, sort of. The official first day of summer isn’t until June 21, but in my eyes, the start of June always signifies the beginning of copious amounts of summer produce, bottomless tropical cocktails, and long and sunny pool 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:

The Summer Slump

I wanted to start out this article by mentioning The Summer Slump. I read this article by Ali from Gimme Some Oven years ago, and it has always stuck with me: 5 Tips for Blogging Through the Summer Slump. Unless you’re super lucky, chances are that your traffic (and therefore your income) might dip a bit in the summer.

I love Ali’s suggestions for blogging through the Summer Slump, rather than getting bogged down in worries that your page views aren’t where you want them to be. My favorite tip in the article is all about taking risks and experimenting with your blog. Is there a series you’ve been thinking about adding to your post lineup? Do you have some off-niche recipes or posts you’ve been thinking about publishing? Or maybe try a challenge with your readers to keep them engaged? Summer is the perfect time to try out your ideas! Take that risk and press Publish.

Summer Holidays

I’m not sure about you, but I am very much looking forward to summer holidays. Family, friends, warm weather, the beach..life is good in the summer.

Readers will be looking for holiday recipe and entertaining ideas this month, so here’s a little reminder of some upcoming holidays:

  • Father’s Day: Sunday, June 18
  • First Day of Summer: Wednesday, June 21
  • Canada Day: Saturday, July 1
  • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4

Believe it or not, fall and winter holidays will be upon us soon, so be sure to give these summer holidays their due!

Grilling and BBQ

Tis the season for firing up the grill! Readers are in need of simple, new, and exciting ways to utilize this summery cooking method this year.

Do you have the secret to perfectly juicy grilled chicken? How about a vegetable marinade perfect for the grill? Or what if you post a roundup of your favorite skewer recipes? There are so many options for grilled goodness this time of year!

As a reference, BBQ is a very cyclical search term, so June is the perfect time of year to give your readers your very best BBQ-ing tips and recipes!

Find out what's trending in searches in June - the Summer Slump, salsa, and more!

Salsa

Easily one of my very favorite summer snacks! Salsa searches spike in June, and it’s really no surprise when you realize just how many delicious fruits and vegetables are in season this time of year!

While your classic tomato-onion-cilantro salsa is an undeniably tasty option, try utilizing some unconventional produce in your homemade salsa recipes, such as avocado, tomatillos, cucumber, or mango. So much freshness. So many possibilities. So much yum.

And once you have a salsa recipe or two published on your site, be sure to link to it whenever you use it in recipes for tacos, enchiladas, nachos, and more. Internal link building at its very finest.

Question: What’s your favorite summer produce?


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