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Four Pointers for Reading Food Blogs

Eating has become not just a means of survival. A lot of people treat it as a leisurely activity. It is a social activity that binds people together. It is an experience. It also allows you to explore other cultures even without flying to their locale. And for you to find the best dishes and possibly, experience, you will turn to blogs written by foodies. It is easy to get overwhelmed by food blogs, but you should realise that it is important you read the right food blogs.

You need to be discerning when it comes to consuming content the way you consume actual food. Some food blogs are just money-milking machine whose content is paid and artificial. You need to find blogs that offer authentic reviews and honest recommendations. Below are just some of the things to keep in mind if you want to read food blogs and websites.

1. Do they follow trends?

While food trends are tackled now and then, you should be aware of food blogs that spam their site with trends that do not have some connection with their niche. These are likely sponsored posts. At times, you may be puzzled why the writer suddenly jumps into the bandwagons—the words gluten-free, toxin-free, detox, and other fads, are often discussed in blogs with no straight editorial direction (although some legit food blogs discuss these while citing notes and explanations from experts). Be careful of what you read.

2. Do they give advice?

Good blogs offer unsolicited advice—that is a given. But be careful of the advice you take. Take those pieces of advice that have bases and foundations. Regardless, you may easily see through if their advice is sham or whatnot. Most food bloggers create guides for gastronomic adventurers or tourists looking for something good to eat. If you are sceptical with their advice, you always have the choice to check and verify it. You may message them to call the out should a piece of information is not accurate.

3. Do they have promos?

Food blogs are businesses, too, and they have partnerships. You cannot take away that fact from them, but you can always judge them based on the type of promos they offer. Some blogs are generous, while others are not. Regardless, a lot of blogs and websites offer premium dining promotions in Singapore. Just be quick, as these are always on demand.

4. Do they interact with readers?

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It also pays to see if the authors of the blogs interact with their readers. That strongly means that they care about their relationship with their readers. What you need to judge at this point is their tonality, together with the cohesiveness and accuracy of their advice.

Food blogs and websites are technically city guides, so you’ve got to find the blog that suits your palate. Remember, you need to be discerning with your content the way you are discerning with your food. Quality should always come first.