It’s hard to keep up with great articles on the net, isn’t it? But you have to do it. All those must-read links on social media help you up your game or just find out what’s going on in the worlds of food, business and writing. Between them and cute cat videos on YouTube, you’ll find everything you need to know online, right?
The problem is, it takes time! Don’t worry. You’ll find that I’ve made the job easier with this curated collection of fantastic links.
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Now, on to these must-read links for food writers and bloggers:
- Top 10 Business Tips for Food Bloggers, Entreprenuers & Influencers. Solid info from a food blogger about how to work strategically.
- Being “That Person” Who Takes Food Photos Will Actually Make You Happier. No wonder we love putting photos on Instagram!
- Trying to find the dividing line between “travel writing” and “writing about place.” Here’s a thoughtful exploration of writing about place and what makes a piece a travel story.
- Not Just A Crock: The Viral Word-Of-Mouth Success Of Instant Pot. Should you be writing about this multifunction electric pressure cooker?
- Have you been rejected lately? Read Famous Books Rejected By Publishers and feel better immediately!
- The ‘clean food’ trend — defining it gets messy. If you’ve wondered exactly what this new trend means, the answer is complicated.
- The 10 Most Talented American Food Bloggers To Follow. Not sure which criteria the author of this post used to make her selections, but it’s interesting to see who’s on it.
- Top 10 Business Tips for Food Bloggers, Entrepreneurs and Influencers. You may have heard some of these before but it’s worth reading them again.
- Is eating together better for you? Not everyone is convinced. It’s rare to find a story that says so.
- Scott Crawford Refused to Sell Us a Plate of Food at Crawford and Son. A restaurant reviewer wrote that the chef refused to serve her. But the comments are the best part of the story, providing provocative perspective. Be sure to read them. It looks like the reviewer didn’t come clean.
- The 25 Greatest Food Lyrics in Rap. Really fun and well-researched.
- How to Arrange Your Kitchen: According to Julia Child. Even if you’ve seen her kitchen at the Smithsonian, this is a great read.
- How to stop feeling like a fraud. Food writers and bloggers tell me that this how they feel — all the time. Here are some good suggestions on getting past it.
- What We’re Doing About Our Lack of Diversity. It’s a good first step that Food52 admits it. Now the others have to follow suit.
- 7 Useful Insights for Savvy Book Marketers from Digital Book World. Aimed primarily at those who self-publish, but good info regardless.
- A delightful piece on Elizabeth David, by her editor. She was feisty!
- This Is Why You Should Still Buy Cookbooks In 2017. Good ideas here about how to frame your next cookbook idea.
That’s it for now. My next newsletter comes out March 15 (tomorrow!), with a whole new list of links. Don’t forget to sign up if you’d like more links like these.