What is FoodBlogs.com?
FoodBlogs.com is a “Blog Aggregator.” In a nutshell, we import blogs posts from thousands of Food Blogs from around the world and display them on FoodBlogs.com. We save you lots of time! Visit FoodBlogs.com to keep up with all of your favorite Food Blogs and to discover new ones.
How does FoodBlogs.com work?
When a Food Blogger signs up with FoodBlogs.com, their blog posts are automatically displayed on our website. Our system goes out to all of our blogs several times an hour and pulls in the latest blog posts, so FoodBlogs.com is always up-to-date with the latest blog posts from all of our Food Bloggers.
How much is does it cost?
FoodBlogs.com is completely free! It’s free to both food blog readers and food bloggers who want their blogs included.
Do I have to register to use FoodBlogs.com?
Nope. You can do pretty much everything on FoodBlogs.com without having to register. There are a few features that require you to register, which are a few listed below. Registration only takes a minute – we don’t ask you for much info. Registration is completely free.
If I register, how much information do I have to enter?
Very little. We only need three things: 1) your name, 2) your username, 2) your email address. That’s it!
Can other users see my personal profile information?
Nope. At a future point, we may add features where you can make comments, and your Username would be displayed with your comments. Everything else remains totally private.
What’s the difference between my Username and my Name?
Your Name is your real name (or it least it should be). It is for our internal use only. We never display it publicly. Your Username is your alias, which may eventually be publicly displayed in comments you make (only if you choose to participate). Your Username can be anything you want (so long as it is not inappropriate) and must be at least 4 characters long.
I tried to register, but it is saying my email address is already on file. What do I do?
This means we have your email address already on file and associated with a username. You can do a couple of things:
- You may have already registered. Try to Sign-in with your username and password.
- If you don’t remember your username or password, click “Forgot Username?” or “Forgot Password?” and we will email it to you.
- If neither of the above works, click here to contact us, and we will help you out.
How do I change my username, email address or other personal profile information?
Click on ”My Account”. All of your profile information is here.
What features require registration?
You can do most things on FoodBlogs.com without having to register. However, there are a few cool features that do require registration:
- Email a blog post to your friends.
- Display only your favorite blogs, instead of displaying all of them.
- Save certain posts in a special folder so that you can quickly come back them later.
- Block (or hide) a blog that you don’t want to see anymore.
- Include your Food Blog on FoodBlogs.com
What will FoodBlogs.com do for me and my blog?
FoodBlogs.com will drive traffic to your blog and help it get discovered. How? First and foremost, we only display the headline and first few lines of your blog post. We do not display your entire blog post. If one of our visitors is interested in your post, they have to click through and go straight to your blog to read it.
How will FoodBlogs.com drive traffic to my blog?
- We get a lot of traffic to our website. Most of our visitors are looking to discover and keep up with interesting food blogs.
- If you post frequently, you may show up on the first page of “Most Recent”. First page displays get a lot of click-throughs.
- Our users can email your blog post headline to their friends, with a link back to us and your blog.
- Our users can share your blog post headline with their Twitter followers, with a link back to us and your blog.
- We frequently feature posts on our Facebook and Twitter pages, with a link back to your blog.
How can I get my blog included on FoodBlogs.com?
Click on “Add Your Blog” and fill out the form. If we think your blog is a good fit, we’ll add it.
How can I get the “FoodBlogs” badge to display on my blog or website?
Click on “Free Downloads” or “Get Badges”. We provide several variations of sizes and colors.
How can I get my picture/logo included on my posts?
You need to provide us with a .JPG file. When you add your blog, one of the things we ask for is your picture or logo. If you want to add or change it after you have already set your blog up, click on “My Account” and then “My Blog Info”. We will review your picture/logo. If it is not inappropriate, we’ll upload it to the site. Pornographic or other inappropriate images will be rejected.
Posts I make on my blog are not showing up on FoodBlogs.com. What do I do?
When adding or editing your blog, one of the things we ask you for is your “Blog Feed URL (RSS)”. Make sure it is entered I correctly. If you need assistance, click here to contact us. Provide us with the web address of your blog and let us know that your posts aren’t showing up. We’ll help you out.
How can I remove a post I made from FoodBlogs.com?
Once our system goes to your blog and pulls in your post, you can’t remove it. If you want a particular post removed, click here to contact us. Let us know the name of your blog and the name of the post you want removed, and we’ll take care of it.
For Blog Readers
Where can I find a list of all the Food Blogs you pull from?
Click on “Blogs”. They are all there, sorted alphabetically.
I’m looking for something specific. How can I find it?
You can search through our database of blog posts by a keyword (for example: gluten-free). Type in your keyword and click Search. Remember, we only import the headline and first few lines of a blog post. We do not import the entire blog post. We can only search for what we bring in.
How can I adjust the emails I receive from FoodBlogs.com?
FoodBlogs.com gives you the ability to receive emails from us containing the most popular blog posts of the day. If you want to receive (or discontinue receiving) these emails, click on “My Account” and then click on “Edit Profile”. To receive these emails, make sure the Notification button is checked. Select from the list on “Notify Hours” to let us know how often you want to receive an email (every hour, every 12 hours, once per day, etc.).
What is the difference between “Favorites” and “Saved”
“My Favorites” is where you would keep a list of your favorite blogs. You can view the posts from only your favorite blogs instead of all of them.
“My Saved” is where you can file a particular blog post so that you can refer back to it later.
How does Twitter work with FoodBlogs.com?
If you come across a blog post that you want to share with your Twitter followers, click on “Post to Twitter”. Twitter will launch, and the blog post you want to share will be automatically entered into Twitter’s “What are you doing?” box. (Note: you may have to sign into your Twitter account if you aren’t already logged in).
How do I look at only my favorite blogs instead of all blogs?
Click on the drop-down under “by Category” and select “My Favorites”. Only the posts from your favorite blogs will display.
How do I remove a blog from “My Favorites” list?
Once you display all of the posts from “My Favorites,” click on “Remove Favorite” for the blog you want to remove.
How can I block (hide) a blog I don’t particularly like so I don’t have to see it any more?
Click on “Hide Blog” beneath the post of a blog that you no longer want to read. All posts from that blog will no longer be displayed.
How do I unblock a blog so that I can start seeing it again?
Click on the “Blogs” menu option. All blogs show up here, including those you have blocked. Find the blog you want to unblock, and then click on “Unhide Blog”.
How can customize what I see on the News page
You have a few options:
- You can look at all posts, starting with the most recent post at the top of the list. This is a great way to see any new stuff that has been posted since you last visited.
- You can look at all posts, starting with the Most Popular at the top of the list.
- You can look at all posts that have a certain keyword (i.e. Gluten-Free)
If you are signed-in, you can do a few more things:
- You can look at only your favorite blogs (“My Favorites”)
- You can look at only posts that you have saved (“My Saved”)
Lastly, if you have an account, you can set you default view and you default sort order:
- Your default views can be: (1) All Posts, (2) My Favorites only or (3) My Saved only
- Your default sorts can be: (1) by Most Recent or (2) by Most Popular
Just click here to contact us and we’ll do our best to answer them for you.