Food Blogging – More Than a Food Channel!
A blog is an information or discussion site posted on the Internet consisting of informal, usually blog-style text posts. Blogs can be personal, educational, business-oriented, or just a place to share what’s happening in a person’s life. Posts are usually displayed in either reverse chronological order, with the latest post appearing at the top of the page, or they’re listed alphabetically, with recent posts at the bottom. Blogs are also commonly referred to as web logs, or weblogs.
A blog presents the benefits of a specific item, service, concept, or activity and it provides a space for sharing that content with others interested in the topic. The best blogs use creative writing style and effective article structure to engage readers and to attract email addresses and links to the blog. A blog also should contain interesting, relevant and timely content, which provides a good source of link-building and backlinks. The best blogs encourage visitors to leave comments, share links and text, and bookmark the blog. A blog should have categories to organize the posts and a search function to locate other blog posts by topic. The blog architecture can be simple or highly complex depending upon how much functionality the blog offers and how interactive the owner wants it to be.
As blogs became very popular in the early Internet, blog readers began to post questions or comments on a wide variety of topics. These “Q&A” posts provided a perfect forum for blog authors to answer readers’ questions and usually sparked off larger conversations. Today, many people use blogs to express themselves, discuss their opinions, and connect with others. Food blogs provide a unique venue for these conversations and allow readers to interact with the blog’s author, contributing to the content and conversation. Food blogs have gained popularity among readers who want to be entertained, informed, and informed by someone other than the food writer.