Food bloggers, the small but vocal subset of the American foodie community, have become an unlikely force for social change.
For the past several years, food bloggers have launched petitions, petition campaigns and online activism to raise awareness of hunger and promote better food choices.
But, with the rise of social media, the popularity of food blogging has exploded.
With each new petition, petition campaign or online activism, the power of food bloggers has grown.
They can bring more attention to food issues and can also have an impact on consumer decisions, especially those related to food.
Food blogs are a great way to reach new audiences and connect with other foodies, said Amy Wintrow, the executive director of the food bloggers organization FoodBabe.
“You have to have something to stand out from the crowd, something that you’re passionate about,” Wintrows said.
Wintroys said she loves food blogging because it is a unique way to interact with food fans and consumers.
“It’s like having a Twitter feed or Facebook account,” she said.
“People are able to say, ‘This is my food blog.
I’m going to follow this blog, I’m gonna get updates on this food blog.’
You can reach a whole new audience that hasn’t been part of the media,” Wints said.
The Food Blogger Movement A movement started by food bloggers to push for better food has evolved into a popular food blogging platform.
Food bloggers now have a powerful platform that allows them to reach a much wider audience, said Jennifer Ewing, executive director at Food Blogging Network, an online community for food bloggers.
“People are looking for information that is not just on the Internet, but they are looking to get updates from the blog as well,” Ewing said.
Food blogs also have a growing audience of readers, so they are able in turn to reach more people, she said, adding that this can lead to a better understanding of the issues surrounding hunger and the impact of food on the economy.
“Food blogs and social media have become the gold standard for connecting with people,” Ewings said.
“Food bloggers have a lot of different platforms they can use to reach out to a broader audience,” she added.
Food Blogs are a wonderful way to get the word out about the problems that affect people around the world, said Laura Fossey, the founder of the website Everyday Food.
For Wintrees, a Food Bloggers has a lot to offer in terms of being a community that people can reach out and connect to.
“They’re very welcoming, they’re really easy to follow and they’re a very good way to connect with foodies,” Wins said.