I became a nutrition blogger for various reasons, first and foremost I have always enjoyed reading and writing. After completing my BSc in Human Nutrition in June 2017 I started to brainstorm some nutrition blog ideas, and did a little research into what other nutrition blogs were already out there. I wanted something a little different for my blog, which is where nutrition in 5 was born.
Haley Bell, BSc Human Nutrition, Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), Blogger at www.nutritionin5.co.uk
I wanted something snappy, concise with limited waffle. I see my blog as my creative nutrition outlet where I can post whatever I like, but, most importantly, it challenges me to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in nutrition.
It took me a few months to define what I wanted from my blog, I wanted a mix of evidence-based nutrition with accompanying recipes, as I enjoy getting messy in the kitchen. As time went on I added an additional category for take-home messages from events/conference I attended. The main idea was that I always wanted to share my experiences and give back to others.
Additionally, I wanted to get into blogging to widen my professional network and meet new people. I wanted to create a platform where I could share my nutrition musings as well as some nutritious recipes. I have connected with some great people so far and can’t wait to meet more like-minded people.
I have developed my writing skills as well as learning new skills, like managing my own website on WordPress and coordinating social media posts. For the future, I’d like to blog on a more regular schedule and have a wider variety of blog posts. Additionally, I’d love to do more collaborative blogging. I still have some new skills to learn, such as analytics, and skills to develop, including editing and utilising WordPress more effectively.
My Top 5 Nutrition Blogging Tips
- Don’t jump straight in, take time to plan your categories and content
- Make use of national days/weeks to plan your content
- Collaborate with other established bloggers to get started
- Do have a disclaimer on your website
- Always keep a notebook handy for when you get a great idea
Any questions don’t hesitate to drop me an email email@example.com