Say Hello to the New Foodies100 Profile

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We are constantly trying to improve the way we do things here at Foodies100 so the next time you log into your Foodies100 account you’ll notice a few changes.

Here are some of the new features you’ll see:

Profile Photos

You can now upload a photo with your profile. This really helps you stand out when a PR or brand searches through the listings on our site. Top tip – try and use a bright headshot or family snap as these stand out more than a blog logo. Photos should be square, and no bigger than 300kb (this should allow you to upload an image that’s 750px square)

Postcodes

Add your postcode to your Foodies100 profile, and we’ll be able to easily let you know about events that are happening near you. Previously, we’ve only been able to identify bloggers by region, but now if an event’s happening, we know how far away you are from the action. This information isn’t visible to anyone but you – and will only be used to offer you better local invitations and opportunities.

Your Age

You can also update your profile with your year of birth. Often brands we work with are looking for bloggers within a particular age group – and this will help us target such opportunities more accurately. Your age won’t appear on your profile, and you’ll simply be matched to an age range – providing us with a year of birth allows this age range to be automatically updated as needed.

Community Round-Ups

For many years, Foodies100 and our sister sites have published round-up posts featuring the best content from our community – but as the community grows, that’s harder to do!

You can now tell us that you’re happy to be included in round-ups within your Foodies100 profile – this means you grant us permission to use one photo and a headline/title from your blog in a themed round-up post on Foodies100, which will include a link back to your blog.

We hope this will be a great way to find more blogs to include in round-ups, as well as driving more traffic back to our members’ blogs.

Update your Profile

The more up-to-date your profile, the better brand opportunities you’ll receive – recently refreshed profiles are highlighted to brands when they search our community. If you haven’t updated your profile in a few months, you’ll now see a reminder each time you log in.

Tips on Making the Most of Your Profile

When brands are selecting bloggers to work with on campaigns, your profile is your shop window – so put it to work for you! Here are some ideas on a great Foodies profile:
  • Include a short description of what you’re blog is all about – restaurant reviews, a cookery blog for vegetarians, free from recipes, travel?
  • Don’t forget some basic facts – you might want to mention where you are, how many children you have, and their ages.
  • What are your interests? Brands want to know what you’re especially interested in. Is it paleo? Travel gastronomy? Food Styling?
  • Have you won any awards or accolades? Here is a great opportunity to mention them!
  • Social links. Add all your social links and then click on them to make sure they work!

We hope you like the new profile, we also have some changes with our content so it is even more important to keep your profile up to date so you don’t miss out on these new features.

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK's largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK's best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.

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