How to Set Up a Food Blog in WordPress
Ever wonder how professional food bloggers can get all of their gorgeous food shots to look so authentic? It’s not just enough to have a talented photographer, right? There’s a lot more to it than that. To succeed as a food blogger, you need to understand how to set up a food blog in WordPress.
Find The Best Location For Your Blog
If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve probably already thought of several places around the world that you would like to visit in the future. Whether it’s an exotic beach or a culinary hotspot, there’s probably somewhere that you’d like to go on a vacation. There are a few places that you can choose from when it comes to your personal blog. You could always start with a city that you’re more familiar with, like New York, and build from there. Or you could pick a place that you’ve never been to before, that is somewhere between the two extremes of hot and cold. It’s up to you.
Master The Art Of The Impromptu Picnic
One of the things that make food blogs so exciting is the opportunity to try new things and to share your experiences. The way that food bloggers gain so much support and appreciation is because of their openness to new experiences and to trying new things. To give you an example, when most people think of Portugal they probably imagine rich countrysides, rolling vineyards, and rugged countryside. However, Portugal is more famous for its beaches than its food (at least, according to Google searches). So if you’re looking for a country to visit, Portugal might not be the first place that comes to mind. But if you want to try its renowned seafood, you’ve got to go where the fishermen take their catch. There are a few towns in particular that you should look out for; Peniche, whose Friday night market is a must-see for any food fan, and Nazaré, whose fish restaurants have made it a byword for excellent seafood. Don’t expect the food there to be fresh, as these places are known for being quite ‘selective’ about the seafood that they sell. Nonetheless, if you’ve had your fill of Portuguese restaurants, you can head to the next town and have some Italian food delivered to your doorstep.
Make Friends With Local Chefs
If you plan on visiting a number of countries during your trip, why not try and meet the locals and make friends with the chefs? Being able to call on the chef’s help when you visit a restaurant may save you a lot of money and offer you the chance to try new things. Having friendly locals taking care of the smaller details for you is also a great way to get to know the area better. Many travel bloggers have highlighted the importance of building relationships with the people that they meet along the way. So, whether you’re in Paris or London, you should look out for the very best restaurants and cafes, and try to eat as often as possible.
Of course, one of the best things that you can do for your blog is to practice. Even the most professional food bloggers cannot avoid making a few mistakes from time to time. The key is to learn from these mistakes and to continue doing what you do best. If you want to be able to produce gorgeous food pictures, it’s going to take some time and a lot of practice.
So, to wrap up this article, I would like to say that setting up a food blog in WordPress is easily achievable. All you need are a laptop or a desktop computer, a decent broadband connection, and of course, a desire to write. It’s always nice to hear from fellow travelers and followers of our blog who tell us that the information here helped them set up their blog in no time at all. So, if you’re looking for ways to spice up your blog this year, consider setting up a food blog in WordPress. By doing this, you’ll get to explore the world of food blogging and take your pick from a variety of destinations. Who knows, maybe one day you’ll even decide to return as a tourist, and bring your readers along with you.