Writing for a Niche & Adding in Non-Recipe Content

Once you’ve chosen a niche for your food blog it’s time for the fun part — creating content for it! Hopefully, you have a long list of recipe ideas that you can create within your niche, but is there a strategy for writing within a niche? And should you consider writing some non-recipe content to round out your coverage of that topic? So glad you asked!

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Establishing a Niche as a Food Creator

So you’ve decided to start a food blog! But what should your food blog be about? What should the focus of your content be? Should you write about *all the foods* or a more specific category? That’s where a niche comes in!

Establishing a food niche is one of the most important aspects of starting a food blog. But it can be so difficult to choose a niche — it’s a big commitment. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about picking a niche as a food creator in this post — keep reading!

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7 Mistakes Food Bloggers Make When Writing Recipes

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As food bloggers, one of the most important things we do is… well, write recipes, of course!

And a lot goes into the recipe writing process: coming up with ideas for new recipes, testing a recipe until it’s perfect, writing down the instructions in a concise way, formatting the recipe on a blog post, and so on.

The more you create recipes, the more you’ll perfect your process, but in this post, we wanted to share some common recipe writing mistakes we see bloggers make. Hopefully you’ll be able to learn a thing or two to help level up the recipes that you share online!

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How to Correctly Attribute a Recipe

As food bloggers and recipe developers, inspiration for recipes can come from many different places. Your grandmother’s famous pound cake, a new product at the grocery store, your local Italian restaurant, and yes, other published recipes can all get your creative cooking juices flowing. 

There are lots of food blogs and cookbooks out in the world, and it’s only natural that you take inspiration from them. Whether you need a little guidance on the process for a complicated baking technique, or want to riff on a unique flavor combination in someone else’s recipe, recipe adaption can come in many different forms.

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Recipe Testing 101

Picture this: You had a brilliant idea for a brand-new recipe, whipped it up in your kitchen, and now you’re ready to share the recipe with the world on your food blog. But wait! You forgot a critical step – recipe testing! 

Recipe testing is one of the most important parts of recipe development. While it may sometimes feel tedious, frustrating, or repetitive, it is necessary to produce high-quality, consistent, trustworthy recipes.

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What to Update When Republishing Content as a Food Blogger

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Welcome to Part 3 of our Republishing Content blog series!

So far in this series, we’ve covered why you should republish content, as well as how to identify the right posts to update and republish.

And last but not least, we’re going to discuss what to update when republishing content! We’ll explore how to actually republish a post, some key areas you might want to consider updating, and more.

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How to Identify Posts to Update and Republish as a Food Blogger

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Republishing Content blog series!

In the first post of this series, we talked about the why –– why is updating and republishing old content a solid strategy for online creators?

That’s a great place to start when you’re thinking about your republishing strategy, so be sure to check out that blog post first!

But today I’m excited to talk about the process of identifying the right posts to update and republish.

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Why You Should Republish Content as a Food Blogger

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Hello, hello, and welcome to Part 1 of our Republishing Content Series!

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be focusing on why you should be republishing posts on your blog to get the most out of your existing content.

We’ll be covering:

  1. Why you should republish content
  2. How to identify which posts to update and republish
  3. What exactly to update when republishing content

Without further ado, let’s kick things off by going over a few reasons why you should consider republishing content as a food blogger:

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New Course: Republishing Content

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Hello! Team FBP! Back with another brand new food blogging course we know you’re going to love.

One of the biggest trends in food blogging these past few months is republishing old content, i.e. taking previously published posts and making them stronger and more optimized so that they rank higher in search results and are more helpful for your readers.

That’s why we’re excited to announce the release of our new course, Republishing Content!

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