How to be a food blogger

Well hello again! I know it's been a while and I'm sorry for leaving you guys out of the loop on what's going on here. It's been a busy (but really awesome!) summer.

There's been an interesting trend going on around here that I wanted to share with you. It basically looks something like this: do less, make more. Whoa! I know, it's crazy ๐Ÿ™‚

The thing is that there's this cumulative effect when it comes to blogging. Once you've put out a blog post, it doesn't go away. It will stay out there on this thing we like to call ‘The Internet” and gets added to all the other blog posts you do. Once you have a number of posts out there, if you step back for a wee bit you'll still continue to see the effects of all your hard work. I think that's pretty cool!

So here are some stats for you to see the difference between July and August:

July Income:ย $129.09

  • Google Adwords – $79.89
  • Infolinks – $49.20
  • Viglinks – $0
  • Thesis Affiliate Link – $0
  • Blue Host Affiliate Link -$0
  • Total visits 32,175
  • number of posts: 8

August Income:ย $161.77

  • Google Adwords – $98.86
  • Infolinks – $33.25
  • Viglinks – $0.85
  • Thesis Affiliate Link – $28.81
  • Blue Host Affiliate Link – $0
  • Total visits 34,350
  • Number of posts: 5

What were most people looking at (and hopefully drooling over)?

  1. Roasted tomato and goat cheese tart with rosemary and mascarpone
  2. Honey Garlic Chicken
  3. Smokey Parmesan Corn on the Cob
So where were people coming from? I think it's important to know where your readers are coming from so you can focus on those avenues.
How to be a food blogger

A note on Pinterest: I recently noticed some of my photographs on Pinterest do not lead back to The Endless Meal. This can happen when someone posts the photo to Pinterest from a different site. It is really awesome that people like the photos, but it would be even more awesome if they knew where they came from.Here's my solution: Place a small watermark with The Endless Meal in the bottom of each photo. I've made the watermark fairly transparent so it will not affect the quality of the photograph, but people will know where the image originated from. Here's how it looks:

How to be a food blogger

What do you think of it?

If you have any questions about any of the info you read here just let me know, I'll do my best to answer them. As always, thank you so much for reading!

Cheers,

Kristen

For more food blogging tips and to learn more about the rest of this series, check out the other Cooking Up an Income Reports.