I’m nearly coming to the end of the third month of My Food Challenge and ee-by-gum has it been an adventure so far! You’d think that, at nearly 90 days in, I’d be running out of things to talk to you and rant about… but oh no, there’s still some go left in me yet – and I’m only just getting started.
When I tell people about the premise of My Food Challenge, they either think I’m crazy and need to get a life, or support my mad idea… but generally wonder how I find foodie-stuff to garble on about, day after day. When I started my blog, Dan reminded me that food is something we do/see/interact with everyday. With my journalist hat on, I can always find a story somewhere in a plate of food – I have three square meals each day to choose from (if I’m lucky).
Food is something I really enjoy – both cooking and eating, as well as learning more about it! Writing about something you love, day after day, is easy – especially when writing is something that comes naturally… ask me to write about carpet tiles or football for 365 days in a row, and I’d struggle!
If you fancy setting up your own daily blog, here’s some tips you might find useful:
- Plan ahead. If you know an event is come up, start creating content early so you’re ahead of the game. Even set up a calendar or a content plan with things you’re going to write about and when, should you need any inspiration.
- Don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not going to write an award winning piece of prose everyday… sometimes you’ll spend ages perfecting your blog post, others you’ll be in a rush and need to get it up. We all have off days… when I have them, I let people know in my post.
- Write notes on the go. I find that blog posts ideas pop up all the time. Using notes on my iPhone I keep a running list of foodie inspiration and even draft blog posts I’ve started on the way home.
- Keep it short and sweet. If you write a long in-depth blog post everyday, you’re readers will struggle to keep up… they have lives too you know. Stick to a few points and keep it concise – weave in a few more in-depth blog posts amongst these if you like.
- Write about something you love. It’s so much easier to write when you care about the subject.
What’s your top tip for maintaining a daily blog?
Hayley Jayne xx