All food bloggers want to share their recipes with as many people as possible. That’s why we uploaded them in the first place. Unfortunately, getting people to visit your site isn’t easy.
Food photo sharing websites can increase your traffic and help you gain newsletter subscriptions. You may only get 40 visits from food gawker but if one person signs up for your newsletter, you just gained a lifetime supporter (hopefully) 🙂
And of course, there will be days where you lose a couple of subscribers, it happens. Completely normal. Don’t ever let that discourage you. You’ll gain plenty more, but that’s a completely different topic for another day.
In order to submit your photos to these food sharing websites, you have to sign up with these websites. You’ll create a username and password and then login anytime you upload a new recipe. It takes 1-2 minutes to share a post on these websites.
The first website I ever uploaded content to was Youtube in late 2012. Today, Youtube is the second highest source of traffic to my site. Google being first. But there are many food photo sharing websites that I like to take advantage of as well. All of them bring traffic to my site. Here are some listed down below:
Foodgawker – The first time my photo got accepted to food gawker I was ecstatic. They don’t accept every photo and I got declined 22 times before I finally got accepted. Don’t feel bad if they reject you twice. They are picky. Food Gawker takes about 10-15 hours to accept/decline a photo. I would say foodgawker helped me enhance my photography skills. Although, I still have a lot to improve.
Here are some other great food sharing sites: