February is all about Valentine’s Day. Work ahead with these February email newsletter ideas for food bloggers and food content creators.
However you feel about Valentine’s day, there’s no escaping it when you’re a food content creator! There’s just not that much going on in February. We’re still well into winter in the northern hemisphere with few options for seasonal produce and the busy food holiday season behind us.
But, there are other things put in your emails and you can write about Valentine’s day in a way that works for you and your audience.
There are multiple ways you can write about Valentine’s Day when it comes to food.
Make it about the kids – focus on school treats or a special dessert or movie night at home
Create Valentine’s day dinner menus from your recipe catalogue
decadent romantic dinners for two
budget friendly romantic dinners
Chocolate – desserts, how to make your own, making them together, taking a class
Wine pairings – for that dinner menu you created above! Or how to set up a tasting at home
Galentine’s day – a great alternate take on Valentine’s day. How to throw a girl’s night party and all the food the goes with it
The anti-valentine – if Valentine’s day is really not you thing, embrace that too. You can talk about that with your readers and what you do instead (if anything) I guarantee you’ll have some agreeing with you!
Budget Conscious Content
Groceries are expensive right now and, according to recent projections, they’re not going to drop in price any time soon. You don’t have to be a budget-friendly content creator to see that.
Incorporate that into your content in whatever way fits your audience: ingredient swaps, minimizing food waste, tutorials, shopping tips, pantry planning. It might be as simple as just acknowledging that you recognize shopping is challenging for a lot of people right now.
In a similar vein to budget conscious content, pantry challenges can be a great option this time of year when seasonal produce isn’t amazing.
Focus on recipes that use canned foods, frozen foods and pantry staples
challenge readers to “shop their pantry”
talk about the importance or rotating food to avoid waste – February is a great time for a pantry cleanup
using the food in our emergency kits and restocking them (more food rotation)
What’s in Season:
Now’s the time to get started. Plan out your February newsletter calendar and batch write your emails. Schedule them and you’re good to go!
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October is just the start of the busy holiday season. Work ahead with these October email newsletter ideas for food bloggers and food content creators.
October is where things in the food blogging world really start to get busy! Yes, Halloween is a big celebration and people start planning early for that. Now is the time to be sharing that Halloween content in your newsletters.
But… don’t forget some other really important dates.
If you have a sizable Canadian audience, don’t forget, Canadian Thanksgiving is actually one of the first major food holidays on the fall calendar. It’s always the second Monday of October.
Diwali – or the festival of lights – is another holiday to look out for – it changes from year to year (while it is a multi-day festival, the main date this year October 24th) but it’s one of the biggest holidays in Indian culture and many people of Indian descent in North America will be celebrating!
October is a big month for spectator sports. It’s the start of the NHL and NBA seasons, the NFL and college football are underway and it’s the run up to the World Series. That leads up to tailgate season, entertaining around televised sports and… snacks!
And of course, that leads us to the big one: Halloween. Every year it seems to be bigger than the last! People are planning parties, sending treats to school and trying to figure out what to eat for dinner (and when to eat it) on the big day… how can you make their lives easier?
Focus On Your Email Audience
How you proceed with your emails for October will depend on your audience. You know them better than anyone else. Remember that your email audience may be different from the audience that finds you through search.
Focus on what your newsletter subscribers respond to. If you have the data available in your newsletter marketing platform, look at which content they responded to last fall. Then create newsletter content that’s a good fit. If your audience doesn’t care about sports, skip the sports content!
October Email Newsletter Ideas for Food Content Creators
Sports themed appetizers and party food
fast and easy weeknight comfort food
Seasonal October produce:
squash and pumpkin
Now’s the time to get started. Plan out your October newsletter calendar and batch write your emails. Schedule them and you’re good to go!
Start prepping for the fall with these easy September email newsletter ideas for food bloggers and food content creators.
As we get ready to head into the fall, all you food content creators know that this is just the beginning of what is usually, your busiest season of the year. And it all starts with September!
If you’ve been neglecting your newsletter subscribers, now is the time to show them some love. You want them to be interested and full of anticipation for how you’re going to help them get through the next four months as they head back to school or work, look forward to Thanksgiving and Halloween and start to plan their holiday season.
This is the time of year where food plays a crucial roll and everyone has a lot to do! How can you start to make things easier for your most engaged audience members?
Focus On Your Email Audience
Start with September! There is no shortage of email topics this month. Below are some general September food newsletter ideas. Use them for inspiration but make sure that you niche them down and adapt them for your audience.
For example: lunchbox ideas. These don’t just have to apply to school lunches. Adults head back to work after vacation. Some are going back to the office for the first time in a few years. They need lunches too. Your audience might be looking for budget friendly hacks or maybe they’re vegan, or don’t eat dairy or they follow a keto diet. Take the lunchbox idea and adapt it to fit your content and audience.
September Email Newsletter Ideas for Food Content Creators
grab ‘n’ go breakfasts or snacks
school snacks (skip the nuts)
don’t forget after school snacks before heading to activities or sports
lunchbox ideas (for kids and adults)
fast and easy weeknight diners
classic but easy cookies (lunchbox or cookie jar favourites)
September produce (and what to do with it)
meal planning basics
grocery budgeting for the holidays
Canadian Thanksgiving – don’t forget that Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October every year
Now’s the time to get started. Plan out your September newsletter calendar and batch write your emails. Schedule them and you’re good to go!