There may not be many (any) grilled cheese blogs…
…but there are plenty of good (great) cooking blogs, covering all types of foods. I am on the hunt for the perfect cooking blog(s). My theory is that I need to contribute to the community before the community will contribute to me or my blog. If I comment on other blogs, while learning something in the process, more people will be driven back to this site and my wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches. It is a win-win for everyone involved, don’t you think?
In my search for the perfect cooking blogs, I have come across two criteria that make the perfect blog:
- Great Photography. Photos attract people to what you are writing. If you are blogging about food and do not have great photography you might as well hang it up. No one will stay, as I experienced during my search. However, if you have great photography that shows both the process of cooking and the final dish, you will at least capture people’s interest for 5 seconds…even if they do not like the ingredients in the dish. Everybody loves great photography. I hope to continually improve my photos as I cook many, many grilled cheese sandwiches over the next weeks and months. Stay tuned.
- Comment Back. If visitors comment on your blog, as the owner and writer, you must comment back. This makes your blog more welcoming and friendly. If you want to attract new visitors to your blog, make yourself available to the people who already interact. People may ask questions or just say great recipe; reply to both. I visited The Daily Spud, commented on a recipe, and within a day, I already had a reply. Awesome. I will now be visiting and commenting on The Daily Spud in the future. See how it works? If you comment in the future, look for me to reply…at some point.
Below are some of my favorite cooking blogs so far. Keep in mind, I have only been searching for a short time so I am sure this list will definitely change.
Visit These. Learn From These. Enjoy These.
There are others, but these are the four that I have found to like based on my criteria above and simply because these people are cooking great food. Take a look at them, you may have just found what you will be cooking for dinner tonight.