One of the most rewarding things about being a food blogger is finding out that people love your recipes. Every time someone sends in a picture of their attempt of my recipe, I feel a little bit famous! Even better, I love it when someone improves my recipes. So, send me a tip on how to bake it better next time. Food blogging really is a supportive community, and I wouldn’t be here without bloggers who let me contribute to their fantastic sites. If you’re looking to guest post here, I’d love to help you out on your journey, too!

If you try out one of my recipes, be sure to contact me and let me know how it goes for you. If you do happen to be an aspiring food blogger, perhaps I can help.

Becoming a guest author is a great way of getting exposure for your own blog. If you have an amazing recipe idea, a food story from your travels, or a related opinion piece, I’d love to hear your pitch.

When I first started out as a food blogger, I didn’t have any readers at all. When I started reading more about guest post opportunities, I didn’t understand why people would give away content that they could use on their own blog. However, now I understand that becoming a contributor for a food blog is a brilliant way to gain exposure and make yourself known in the community.

If you’re thinking about submitting an article, send over your ideas and we can discuss further. I am quite picky about what I’ll put up on my blog. So, I do have some guidelines below that you should check out before you submit.

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Guest Post Guidelines

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All content must be original

I try to ensure that I’m offering my readers useful and interesting content. That’s why I ask that any submissions do not appear anywhere else on the internet. I will use a plagiarism checker on any articles sent in to ensure that they haven’t been stolen from elsewhere.

Your guest post must be relevant

Cooking covers a pretty wide span of different topics. As you’ll notice, my blog isn’t just recipe after recipe. I’ve got a lot to say about food! Whether it’s a discussion about commercial cooking, a review of an awesome kitchen appliance, or your opinion on a new restaurant, I’m here for it! Just please don’t send in anything that wouldn’t fit in here at I Really Like Food. I get tons of submissions that just don’t fit the brief, so give me a break!

I’m after articles, not ads

While I’m willing to discuss sponsored content, I never want to spam my readers. Please don’t send in a sales pitch disguised as an article. Believe it or not, I can tell!

Make it exciting!

If I’m going to put out a guest post, I expect it to be the same quality as my own work. I try really hard to keep my blog at a really high standard, so if you want a place here, you’ll have to put the effort in. Add your own flair and show my readers a bit of your personality! It’s easy to send in a quick recipe you whipped up, but telling us why you love it so much is the icing on the cake!

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