From The Daily Meal:
The world of food writing has been shaped and influenced dramatically by food bloggers. All it takes is a great idea, knowledge about a specific topic, and a publishing platform to join in the community. Right?
Though that may be true, there is a reason why some food blogs are so successful while so many others remain relevant for only a small handful of the author’s friends and family members. So what makes a great food blog? We think a fantastic food blog needs engaging content about specific subject matter, stellar photos, and a hefty dose of in-the-know opinion. Blogs that made this list demonstrate all these things with great finesse.
To put together a list of the top 25 food blogs, we waded through similar “Best Of” lists that other sources, including Saveur and Babble, published in 2012 — the compiled data included more than 180 food blogs. Then, we averaged the number of each blog’s unique visitors throughout the past year using Compete.com’s monthly statistics. We also looked at updated stats for those blogs that made our past two annual lists and added them to the mix.
Ordinarily, we’d be getting ready for the Frebby Awards this month. However, we’ve decided to make an important change to the nomination process and timing. Check it out:
We met up with Roger Gonzales, one of six (or so) members of the year-old podcast, Dead in 60 Years. The podcast is one of many Di60 projects, including the Who Eats Brunch video series, this year’s swede, and their newest gift to the local community: The #GuerrillaDriveIn. Roger reveals a calmer side of the NSFW group, giving us a little background on the members by discussing their most popular episodes (this one and this one), and talking about what’s next for the group. Follow Roger or @Deadin60 to keep up with their new shenanigans and weekly podcast episodes.