Simple Tips on How to Start a Food Blog

It is already known that food is a great part of Singapore’s culture. That being said, if you’re a foodie who wants to share Singapore’s wonderful cuisine to the world, you might consider food blogging. But, if you’re having difficulty picking up ideas on how to start, here are some tips for you!

1. Your blog name and content
Many of those starting out with a food blog sometimes find it hard to come up with a name. One easy solution to this is to know what type of content you’re trying to put out first. Either you’re going for restaurant reviews or food recipes, figuring out your niche is important not just for the name of your blog but also your identity as a whole. You’re blog name, then, should be short yet unique and memorable while tying into your niche.

2. Your website
If you know how to make a website yourself or you know a web designer, that can be good. But for blogs, it will be ideal to have a web host. A web host basically provides the necessary technologies needed by your website for it to be viewed on the internet. Also, if you do not yet have a domain name, a web host can help you purchase one. You’ll also want to create your website with a content management system. WordPress is one that is commonly recommended because it is efficient and easy to learn.

3. Dabble with themes
Once you have WordPress, it will be relatively easy to design your website. There are a lot of themes in WordPress to choose from, both free and paid. The paid ones are also cheaper compared to hiring a web designer to create your website from scratch. Having a theme that suits your niche is also essential to provide the overall aesthetic of your blog. Try to find a theme that matches your content well and complements the photos you put up as well.

4. Start creating content
Start writing and posting your blog articles, and do it consistently. Initially, you should have about 10 or more articles ready to publish from the get-go so that your first visitors at least have a lot to look into. It would also be a good idea for you to incorporate some food photography in your blog. The one thing that attracts site visitors, aside from a good read, is the sight of good food. You can even add videos if you want.

5. Promote your blog
Because of the internet and social media, it will be very easy to promote your blog. That is why it is important to have social media accounts for your blog. Facebook and Instagram are the better ones to have in Singapore because they are more commonly used by people. If you can, you can also try networking or collaborating with other food bloggers, especially those who are already “big”.

Things You Need before Resigning

You keep thinking about abandoning your job because you do not find it interesting anymore. You are not alone because Singaporeans, at one point in their lives, feel that way too. When you feel this way, you only have two options – you look for another job or rediscover your passion. Whatever your decision, just make sure that it will make you happy.

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If you think that the gloom you are feeling eats your inner core, it is time that you let go. However, before letting go, you need a lot of things to ensure your future. You do not want to be penniless or broke, right? You need to prepare few things before you hand in your resignation. Here are the things that you need:

  • Emergency fund: You should have money for “rainy days”. This is called emergency fund. Ideally, your emergency fund should be three to six months of your salary. This is to give you enough for abrupt or emergency things. Even if you are not planning to quit, you should have enough money to save you during “rainy days”. You will not touch this unless you are certain that it is really needed.
  • Buffer fund: While looking for new job, you need your buffer fund. Your buffer fund will take care of your living expenses. You do not want to live with nothing while hopping for one office to another. This is important because it will get you through everything until you find another job. If you do not have buffer funds, desperation will kick in. If you are in desperation, you will consider loans and debts. That will not help you.

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  • Health insurance: You do not know when sickness will strike so it is better to be ready. Even if you are young, it pays if you have health insurance. Before you resign, you have to make sure that your health insurance is in place.
  • Your next job: Of course, it is better to have a job right away. Before you resign, make sure you have a place to transfer so your emergency or buffer funds will not be touched. If you are planning to start your own business, make sure that you already scouted clients.

There you go. If you can endure for a short time, endure it and make sure you have the things mentioned above before handing your resignation. Do not worry because there are a lot of interesting things to do here in Singapore. Whether you are seeking for new employment or doing business, there will always be something in store for you.

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Getting a Job: Attitude but Not Skill

In many firms worldwide, they do not look for a perfect individual who can help other company. However, they look for people who are dedicated to work not just for money but they do it because they love their work. There are many claims that skill is much needed in a company. Well, that applies to skilled workers perhaps. Contrary to those claims, many company owners and managers prefer to choose the attitude of an individual rather than pick a skilled one but do not have the attitude to build team work.

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Now, in your interview you need to know what to talk about. You can limit what topic will you choose. However do not take for granted the topic that you feel nervous to talk about.

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Know What You are Talking

You will feel nervous when your interviewer will talk about your past work experiences. The number one question that will be asked from you is that why did you left your previous company. You always have the choice on how are you going to answer that question. It is indeed difficult, but choosing the best answer that you think right is the best option. Most of the time, applicants fail because they do not know how to answer this kind of question. Do not worry about stating the truth because there are employers who will just look about your skills. Make sure that you have picked that company. On the other hand, there are many companies who opt to choose employees with good working attitude than those individuals with high level of working ability but lacks attitude.

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Getting a Job: Having the Right Attitude Even Without Enough Skill

In many firms worldwide, they do not look for a perfect individual who can help other company. However, they look for people who are dedicated to work not just for money but they do it because they love their work. There are many claims that skill is much needed in a company. Well, that applies to skilled workers perhaps.

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Contrary to those claims, many company owners and managers prefer to choose the attitude of an individual rather than pick a skilled one but do not have the attitude to build team work. Now, in your interview you need to know what to talk about. You can limit what topic you choose. However do not take for granted the topic that you feel nervous to talk about. Know what you are talking about.

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You will feel nervous when your interviewer will talk about your past work experiences. The number one question that will be asked from you is that why did you left your previous company. You always have the choice on how are you going to answer that question. It is indeed difficult, but choosing the best answer that you think right is the best option.

Most of the time, applicants fail because they do not know how to answer this kind of question. Do not worry about stating the truth because there are employers who will just look about your skills. Make sure that you have picked that company. On the other hand, there are many companies who opt to choose employees with good working attitude than those individuals with high level of working ability but lacks attitude.

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