When I was in my victory-lap year of high school, I took a class called The Writer’s Craft. It was the only class that I actually enjoyed that year, despite the fact that it was my first class of the day.
I should explain that I have never been a morning person, so 9AM classes were always a huge pain for me. I never felt awake enough to learn anything, and I hated having to answer questions that early in the day.
My teacher for The Writer’s Craft seemed to understand that most teens are not morning people, so she planned her lessons around that. Every morning we would shuffle into the classroom, sit down, and silently open our journals. We had the option of writing about whatever we wanted, or we could use the daily writing prompt that she gave us.
I loved using the writing prompts, because they helped me write some amazing stories. I still have my journal from that class, a black hardcover notebook with silver wheels and planets, and I enjoy flipping through it from time to time.
Writing prompts can be a great way to help you create stories for your blog too.
I know that recipes are great for driving traffic to your blog, but do you ever feel like you want to write about something else? If you’re at that stage (I know I am), but you’re not sure what to write about, try using these writing prompts to get you started.
I want to point out that you don’t have to create blog posts for all of these. Write your story in a word document first. If it’s good enough for your blog, publish it! If not, just save it for later. You might be able to re-work it another day.
16 Food Related Writing Prompts:
- What’s your favourite cooking/food show right now? What draws you to that show?
- If you could eat dinner anywhere in the world, where would it be?
- Write down 10 of your favourite food words, and then make a sentence for each word. Turn each sentence into a blog post idea.
- What’s the most important tool/appliance/gadget in your kitchen?
- What food trend do you absolutely hate?
- What’s one ingredient that you’ve seen in the grocery store, but have been too scared to purchase?
- What is your most memorable meal?
- What’s the first dish that you cooked on your own? Was it good?
- Are there any ingredients or products that you refuse to spend money on?
- How do you feel about the word “foodie”?
- Write down any vegetables or fruits that you absolutely hate. Then try to come up with ways to cook those ingredients that might encourage you to eat them.
- If the Internet disappeared tomorrow, how would you continue to share your love of food?
- Write about your food philosophy. Do you follow a certain diet? Do you limit any foods in your diet?
- Write about your favourite/strongest food memory.
- If you could only keep one cookbook, which one would it be?
- Cupcakes. Yay or nay?
Hopefully, these ideas will help you beat writer's block or inspire some new posts. If you're looking for more thoughts on what food bloggers should write about, I definitely recommend that you read this article by Pinch of Yum. That blog is really successful for a reason, and there's a lot that you can learn from this article.
If you’re looking for writing prompts that aren’t just about food, you should check out this article from The Sits Girls. It’s full of great topic ideas!
Can you add to this list? If you have any ideas, please leave them in the comments below!
16 Writing Prompts for Food Bloggers was written by Shareba Abdul. Shareba is a food blogger and freelance writer from Ontario. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies, a Diploma in Journalism, and has a passion for writing, photography, and blogging. You can check out her yummy discoveries at InSearchOfYummyness.com or connect with her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+.