Making a Vague Plan for My Food Blog

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I have previously written about my grand plans for my food blog, The Fruity Tart, and about all the things I want to include on the blog. Although the main aim is to post lots of recipes, I also want to include restaurant and product reviews, lifestyle posts, fun articles, factual lists, health blogs that relate to food, and food news pieces. Basically, I have grand ideas that are far beyond what I am capable of in the time I have available.

My posting has been very random in many ways as I have been adding recipes as and when I am cooking them or if they pop into my head. This means I have found it difficult to keep track of whether I have a good variety of different types of recipes posted and I cannot remember what I have done without looking down my list of blog posts

The perfect example of this came this morning when a recipe I occasionally make popped into my head and I added it to the blog. When I came to add a photograph, I realized that I had a photo of the dish already on the saved pictures section on WordPress, so didn’t need to find it from my phone or Google Images. I thought this was odd but I do sometimes add photos to WordPress as I take them ready to use at a later date. It was only after I posted it that I realised I have already posted that recipe about a month ago.

Just a few days ago, I decided to keep a spreadsheet with ideas for different aspects of the blog that I can add to whenever I want and highlight them as I have added them. I am quite a visual person, so having a colour coded worksheet is good for me and helps me to get organized. It’s just a shame I didn’t look at it this morning!

Of course, my planning is only vague and not a strict regime. I will still add things as I make them as the instructions are clear in your head and you don’t have to search through photos on your phone if you upload them straight away. I definitely think that a bit of forward planning will help me to get more organised and to make sure that I don’t double up on things again in the future. 

 

This post was in part inspired by the Daily Prompt ‘Vague’ on The Daily Post

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The Food Blog Fuzz

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This is a new blog and I have so many ideas but so little time to put things into place. I have been a freelance writer and content marketing consultant for seven years now. I first started while pregnant with my third child when I was working full-time in the education sector. It soon became my full-time job.

It has been my intention to have my own blog for several years and I have simply never got round to setting one up due to my heavy workload writing for others and looking after my four children. I have several recipes ready to add today, but I also have my other work, the school run, a trip to the barber’s with the boys, and the housework to do all before teatime. 

Choosing a food blog makes sense as I have worked in the catering industry, I love cooking, and it is what I seem to spend most of my time doing when I am not writing. It is also a topic I have written about for many years for others, so it is about time I started doing it for myself.

The problem is now finding time to implement all my ideas. I almost don’t know where to start. In terms of recipes, I want to get some of the basics in so I can link back to them when I am writing other recipes. I also want to include lots of my own photographs while making things, but I need to remember to take pictures when I am cooking. It is almost like I have so many ideas that they are now swirling round in my head and creating some kind of a food blog fuzz.

If things go well, these are some of the things you can expect from this blog in the future:

  • Recipes- lots of them!
  • Photographs
  • How-to videos
  • Food news
  • Restaurant reviews
  • Blogs about food programs on TV
  • Useful tips and ideas
  • Health and nutrition information
  • Dieting and food budgeting blogs

If you think I should include any other topics in this food blog, please feel free to leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!