Food blogging is one of the best niches for blogging. With lots of brand collaboration opportunities and readers looking for such blogs, you have a great potential for success. However, when you talk of food blogs, most of the people think recipes. That’s about to change for you, at least.
Types of Food Blogs
These are the blogs dedicated to recipes and most of the food blogs you’ll find out there are recipe blogs. Of course, they’re very successful but they’re also very saturated at the moment.
If you still want to go for a recipe blog, make it theme-based, as they’re rare. Some examples –
- Recipes blog for singles
- Recipes blog for kids
- Quick recipes blog etc etc
2. Cooking Blogs
They seem familiar to recipe blogs but with one distinction – the blog focuses on a particular form of cooking.
For example, baking blogs are highly popular. You can start a blog on cooking a particular cuisine –
- Italian Cooking
- Chinese Cooking
- Indian Cooking
- American Cooking etc etc
If you look for a cuisine that’s not covered much yet on blogs but is highly popular, you have a goldmine of opportunities and stardom waiting for you.
Pay careful attention to maintaining your blog as a cooking blog and not a recipe blog. Many cooking blogs start that way but end up being full of just recipes. Cooking blogs focus on cooking techniques, cultures and traditions rather than just new recipes.
3. Food Tasting Blogs
They’re insanely popular in big cities like Delhi, Mumbai in India and even in big cities in countries like the U.S. and Canada.
Although I have always had concerns with that considering I have personally worked on this and have found most of the people ready to say anything in return of free food, it’s still a good option if you’re doing it the right way.
If you want to start a food tasting blog, I would urge you to rise above the temptation of free food, and become a real food critic. Learn about food, cooking, preparation styles and then, help others with this knowledge while reviewing restaurants or dishes available in your vicinity.
4. Food Review Blog
I haven’t seen real food review blogs till date. Such blogs focus on foods that are available, maybe as packaged goods or from some shop like a bakery or cafe. Now, the lines get blurred when you think of reviewing foods from restaurants.
Of course, you can do food reviews and food tasting combined but if you want to go niche specific, a food review blog merely reviews the food – think of a bag of chips you want to review or the line of diary products by this brand or reviewing the ten flavours of yogurt by the same brand… yes, that kind of thing.
You won’t believe how many people would just love to know how this particular thing tastes, what’s the story behind it and how healthy it is.
5. Cooking Book Reviews
Recipe books are very popular. In fact, there’s even a movie that’s based on the life of the author of a recipe book – Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep.
Now, when somebody wants to buy a recipe book, they need reviews. Sadly, even though book review industry is itself very popular, book reviews of recipe & cooking books and other food related books are almost non-existent.
You can fill in the gaps by keeping your blog dedicated to reviewing books related to food.
6. Healthy Eating Blogs
More and more people are getting conscious towards what they’re eating. If you can start a blog on how to start eating healthy, busting myths and shedding light on hidden ingredients in the foods and stuff like that, it’s going to be highly successful. Try it!
7. Food Blogs Dedicated To Particular Cities
You can start a food blog dedicated to foods in your particular city. Of course, it will work only if you live in a big city. In India, think Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh…
You can start with a project to discover and documents all kinds of foods in your city – from the roadside rehriwala to the fine dine restaurant in the posh area of your city… people would soon become your fan and start relying on you for recommendations.
Those are some of the food blogs that you can start without going for the regular food blogs. Did you like any idea? Did I miss something? Tell me in the comments below!
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