When it comes to food and food blogging, there are certain kinds of questions that people are going to always ask about. There are always questions around weight and temperature conversions, as well as if baking powder is needed in the cake. Not to mention how to chop onions without it hurting your eyes, or how to sharpen your knife so chopping is much easier. But because of the nature of food blogging, and having a presence on social media, there are many people that will want to know how to get more likes and interaction on their food posts, and how to become a foodie blogger (or Instagrammer).
In fact, it can feel like we are all competing with an egg on Instagram. True story. So if you are wanting to get more Instagram likes, to help you to work with more brands, then here are some tips to help. You’re unlikely to become the record breaking egg, as seen in this article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-47127298, but it can be worth a try.
Use Natural Lighting
Unless you are someone who is a professional photographer or you are using an incredible camera, then photos that are not lit well aren’t going to look good. So even if the recipe is great and it tastes great, a bad photo that is dark isn’t going to be something that people are going to stop and comment on how good it looks. So make sure that you get the best natural lighting. It might mean cooking or baking something earlier in the day, to get the best light for the photos.
Edit the Photos
Most photos that you see on Instagram are going to be edited in one way or another; even the best people are doing it. There are plenty of apps that you can use to edit the filters and the lighting and contrast, that will do more than the actual Instagram filters. You could also look at an app here https://setapp.com/how-to/resize-images-on-mac to help you to give help if you need to resize your images so that the photo can be the ultimate size that is needed for Instagram. A few little tricks can transform from your photos from dull to something really striking.
There is no getting away from the fact that hashtags are such an important thing for Instagram. It is quite basic Instagram-fodder, but it is still something that still counts. It helps more people to see your food and see your account through some foodie related hashtags. There are some standard ones that work, but it can be a good idea to look at the tags on the accounts of the people that you follow.
If you want to step things up a little, then tagging some popular food accounts, if you have been inspired by them or have tried a recipe or tip of theirs, then it can be a really good idea to tag their account. You can do the same at restaurants, for example, as well. Then they are likely to see your accounts and likely to share or interact with your account.