I was in the middle of publishing a new ‘Why Subscribe?’ page to help new readers with RSS subscriptions and thought that the content would actually make for a pretty strong case of ‘self-promotion’ . LE is still relatively young and I am always happy to see new readers subscribed to my latest articles. If you like LE, please do forward my website to your mates and tell everyone about it, it’ll encourage me to write even more stuff for your reading pleasure.
I’m committed to producing great foodie content and I’m always looking for ways to improve the user experience and ensure that all articles are entertaining and delicious. If you like what you read on LE , I would love for you to subscribe to my latest updates. The updates are free and also spam-free, I don’t make any money if you subscribe, but what I do get is motivation and inspiration to write even more great content as LE’s subscriber numbers grow. Here are ten more reasons why you should subscribe to London Eater.
Reason #1. What is London Eater?
London Eater (LE) is a city food blog which provides reviews for great stuff to eat in London. I try to keep things personable, humorous, and entertaining as much as I can. Think of this as a little column designed to deliver an update on what to eat in London with a dash of humour.
I strive to show all food in the best light possible, so I ensure that all my pictures captured are of a certain quality. Bad lighting will not get in my way of getting the best possible pictures. I think that currently they are good, but I am always looking for ways to improve my food photography and create an even better user experience.
Reason #2. Why subscribe?
Subscribing to the London Eater feed allows you to receive all the latest updates when they get published allowing you to keep up to date with the latest London eating news, offers and yummy restaurant articles here on London Eater. The best way is to subscribe to the London Eater RSS feed.
Reason #3. What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and it allows websites to publish all their latest updates in the form of a news feed. Using an RSS reader, you can subscribe to these feeds and be able to track the latest stuff from your favourite websites without having to manually go to the web address on a regular basis to see what has been added.
It has given millions of people the ability to tell their favourite websites to send them the latest updates for their reading pleasure.
Think of it as a magazine subscription which sends you a copy every month – RSS works in a similar way and will send you the latest updates ( in my case, the latest blog posts ) directly to your RSS reader of choice.
Reason #4. What is an RSS Reader?
There are several great web-based RSS readers which are free. The great advantage of RSS readers is that it allows you to subscribe to multiple news feeds (including mine) and lets you follow all your favourite websites from one tidy place. Some of the most popular ones to use are Google Reader and Bloglines. I am a firefox user and so I get my updates using Sage.
If you want to steer clear of dedicated RSS readers, your up-to-date web browser would also allow you to subscribe to news feeds. When you surf onto a webpage, your browser will automatically tell you if an RSS feed is available, on firefox , it looks like this:
On Safari, it will look like this:
What you do next is to click on the RSS icons and your browser will allow you to subscribe to the feed as a live bookmark.
The best way to learn how to use an RSS reader is to simply get one and start subscribing to a few RSS feeds. Try it now .
Reason #5. Subscribing using Email instead of RSS
If you want to steer clear of RSS completely, then you can subscribe to LE via Email instead. When a new post is released, it will be sent to your email on that day. Currently, daily email updates are sent out at 9PM GMT. If there is no new content posted on that day, then there won’t be an email sent to your account.
You are free to unsubscribe at any time you wish and all the emails are kept private and will not be used for any other purposes. No strings attached at all.
Reason #6. Content, content and more content
I am always seeking new and better ways to deliver great content and always looking for new ways to keep you entertained and make your reading worthwhile. Currently, I have three types of flagship articles which get weekly updates:
- Restaurant Reviews If it’s good or not, how much and is it worth your money. I will strive to do one every Tuesday and Friday.
- Midweek Eating Quirker A dollop of off the wall eating news to lift your mid week blues and will be posted every Wednesday and Thursday.
- Eating&Reading Sunday , A round up of the snippets of news (including any offers) in London , a list of great blogs & websites to read and also a round-up of new posts on LE.
In addition, there will be occasional content such as food market trips, wine write-ups, perhaps write-up on irresistible offers and perhaps a couple of editorials on food.
Reason #7. What kind of restaurant reviews and is it worth my while?
I am striving to strike a balance between eating out at restaurants which will stretch across all kinds of budgets. Whether your budget for a meal is £5 or £150 or if you are looking for a bowl of soba or a great grilled steak, it is my aim to help you find great places to eat out in London which will fit your budget, occasion, location and type of food.
In my reviews, I will strive to be as objective as I can and describe, in as much detail as possible, as to why I think the particular meal was good. I aim to help firm up my opinions with great quality photographs.
In that regard, I will strive to release at least two reviews per week:
- On Tuesday, will be a full course meal and a nice place for dinner
- A budget place, a café or just a nice relaxing place to grab lunch or a coffee
If I find more great things, I will obviously write about it too. I am committed to improving my writing and aim to keep things crystal clear, at the same time, quirky and light hearted, so you are entertained, engaged and feel like you’ve read something that was worth your while.
Reason #8. My commitment to future content and even more great stuff
I am constantly looking for ways to provide even more great reads for you, in the future I am planning to expand the wine section to include a weekly recommendation for a great bottle to get. In addition, I am also planning to add a monthly newsletter and also provide series of posts in the form of a ‘quickie guide’ .
Reason #9. London Eater is 100% independent and survives because of you.
London Eater is completely independent and maintained by me. All the stuff you see on this website is the result of endless hours of me slaving away after work hours. I produce all the photographs on this website, I do all the custom graphics & site design and I do all the writing. If I put anything up that isn’t mine, I will credit the original source and I will observe any and all copyrights. London Eater will continue to exist as long as you keep coming back to read it.
Reason #10 I have a passion for food and I want to make you smile
Food has been my passion for as long as I know and I love food like an obsession. My reason is simple: I love Life and I want to lead a healthy and full one. I inherited this passion from a father who taught me that ‘if you have no health, you have no wealth’. I strongly believe that food can bring people together and in an ever increasingly wacky world, it is the golden time for family to catch up and just be together.
Finally, I write because I want to bring a smile to people and share my passion with everyone I know. I feel fortunate to be able to enjoy the little things in life and I hope that this little food blog will someday make a positive contribution to our world.
Those are my ten reasons; the next step is to subscribe either by rss or email. Give London Eater a try, if you don’t like it, just unsubscribe, but if you do, then I look forward to providing you with yet more interesting eating articles.