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How to Start a “Fast” Food Blog on WordPress

Food blogging has done a great favor to discourage eating fast food. Despite the slower pace of life in cooking delicious meals, we need our websites to work fast. Even if just blogging for fun, there are so many ways to monetize a blog that it’s hard to pass on. In fact, some of the most successful food bloggers started by just doing something they loved. But this passion is not always enough to succeed or even to get visitors to enjoy your recipes. Nowadays one needs to think about all those techy concepts of search engine optimization, site performance and speed, optimized lead conversions, and much more!

No one likes slow websites, and even though the well-known WordPress blogging platform is extremely easy to use, it tends to get bulky and many of the cheap web hosting plans are just not optimized for speed. When one does something with passion such as blogging, it’s essential that everything works smoothly and easily. But don’t take my word for it and read this excellent “HostGator WordPress Hosting Review” that explains just how easily and most importantly why dedicated WP hosting is a must for anyone serious about blogging.

Yes, with HostGator you will be paying a premium. However compared to other dedicated WordPress Hosting plans, it is not only one of the more affordable. It is also one of the easiest, quickest ways to get up and going with your shiny new blogging platform. Domains are included of course and with an automatically managed system. It’s the most worry-free option so that you can concentrate on what you know best: food blogging. Also what you get, is plenty of saving (in fact unlimited) for saving all the many photos of your recipes and food that you will most probably want to show to your readers. Amongst all the types of blogs out there, ones related to food is the most picture consuming. It is in fact, one of the key successes of running such a blog. With your readers scanning through hundreds of photos, they want them to load as quickly as possible. It can be just one photo out of a hundred, that captivates a visitor to try out one of the recipes. This promotes user engagement which will increase the chances of this person coming back to your site for more. And that’s how it all works, together with Social Media. Great content is the idea behind Google on how to make a website successful.

Starting a blog is always exciting and from my experience, HostGator has been one of the fastest experiences for both, the beginner blogger as well as the visitor loading the page of course. Read the review I linked to above and tell me what you think, are you ready to start food blogging with excitement?! Scroll down for additional tips and examples on how to run a successful food blog:

Update your content frequently

You should make sure to consistently and frequently update your food blog with new and exciting content. Nobody likes to look at the same meals everyday so, you will have to think of a way to consistently come up with new content. Although it is not advised you “steal” or plagiarize other foodie’s ideas, you can in fact get your creative inspo from other successful food bloggers. Additionally you can even feature plates which are not your own as long as you tag the source. Check out for example, how even a long-term care insurance company ,features daily recipes from other sites every friday on their own site. This allows you to get in on all the food blogging fun without running out of content ideas.