“I received this mediocre food for free, but all views expressed are mine. 5 stars, visit at once!”
I know what you’re thinking, you’re thinking, “I want free mediocre food too!”
Well, follow these five simple tips to become a food blogger and this dream could become a reasonable tasting reality.
Decide on a name for your food blog
Here you want something that’s going to stand out from the crowd. We cleverly went for ‘FoodieBoys’ because we like food and we have penises.
Perhaps you like smoothies and you have a vagina? Not a problem, go for something like NutriVag, SlushFanny, ThickBeverageLass – you get the gist.
What’s your flava? Tell me what’s your flava?
Do you absolutely LOVE burgers? Well, why not start a blog about burgers? Mainly because so has every other man and his dog.
That’s an idea – dogs! Make your niche the fact that you really like hot dogs or dog meat depending on how controversial you’re feeling.
Network, network, network
Any blogger worth their Himalayan salt will tell you an important part of food blogging is to pretend to like as many other food bloggers as possible.
Instagram and Twitter are your tools here.
Instagram strategy for food bloggers: Log in to your DogMeatLova account, type #FoodBlogger in and start following everyone that has ever used it. Comment on their photos saying things like, “Great snap, friend!” and watch the followers flow in.
Twitter strategy for food bloggers: Log in to your DogMeatLova123 account, type #FoodBlogger in and start following everyone that has ever used it. Reply to their tweets saying things like, “Please follow me back!” and watch the followers flow in.
Remember to include #WillEatForFree in your bio so lazy PR people can find you easily.
You’ll need content to fill your social media platforms and to really make your food blogs POP!
Take photos of everything you eat, everything. If you find half a Hob Nob down the back of the sofa, don’t greedily stuff it down your throat until you’ve: i) taken a picture ii) added a Mayfair filter iii) written a killer caption.
That’s four points, I wrote there’d be five because five sounds better than four. Erm, let’s think.
One of the reasons I’m one of the most successful food bloggers playing the circuit is my dedication to the trade.
I could have quite easily stopped writing this after the fourth heading, gone back to the top and changed five to four, but I didn’t.
Your fans need to know that you respect them and their time. These poor fuckers have clicked to read this shit, the least you can do is try.