How to get started with Neeach
Our updated guide to getting started with our exciting social networking features for food lovers all over the world - get connected today!
If you want to become a member of our food lovers' community, you'll need to sign up.
You can sign up easily using Facebook or Twitter, or just with an email address if you prefer. If you sign up with an email address, you’ll need to choose a password (we recommend using a combination of letters, numbers and special characters for security).
We’ll then send you an activation email. You’ll need to click the link or paste the URL in the email into your browser to make your account active. Once you’ve done that, you’re good to go.
Setting up your profile
You can start posting right away as soon as you are registered on Neeach, but we recommend you first spend a few minutes setting up your profile. Completed profiles are likely to attract more attention on the site, helping you to make new foodie connections in the Neeach community.
TIP: If you already have a blog and want to increase your audience via Neeach, then you can use the same avatar and image as your blog if you wish to keep your branding, then people can easily identify you.
We also have a “status” function that you can use if you’ve got something important to share with your followers. If you also want to use the Marketplace to sell products for example, you can use your status to advise people that you’ve just got something in stock, or that you’ve got a special offer on. You can also tell us a little bit about yourself with a short summary of who you are and what you do – maybe what foods you love or what particular interests you have, others on Neeach who share your foodie passions can connect with you.
Customise your feed - choose the content you want to see on Neeach
You can also customise your feed from the homepage if there are particular categories of articles you’re interested in. Just click on the categories you want in your feed on the right hand side - if you later want to change them, just click again to deselect them. You can also search for a particular user here if there is a Neeach member you want to follow or connect with, or search for content on particular topics. Underneath the search and customisation options, you'll also find suggestions for members you may want to follow or add as friends.
The person icon with the + sign next to it (next to the bell icon in the example above) is for follower and friend request notifications. This will show a red number if someone new has followed you or if someone has sent you a friend request.
Get navigating and posting!
Are you a food blogger or have a food-related business? Here's 3 reasons to get posting today.
1) Posting on Neeach can increase your audience and brand awareness
2) Unlike general social media, Neeach is a dedicated community of interest. Everyone here already loves food, so they'll appreciate and be interested in what you're posting, whether it's a great photo of something you've made, cooked or eaten or an article.
3) Our food enthusiast community will help you gain insight into the ideas and concepts that work and appeal. If you're looking to branch out and try something new, why not ask our members what they think of your idea?
The homepage shows the most recent article by default at the top, so if you write one, this is where yours will appear once it’s posted. Underneath, you’ll see that there’s a mixture of short posts and articles, usually in order of most recent first.
If you’ve got something to say about a topic related to food or drink, this is the place to do it. You can either type your content straight in or paste it in from a document or another blog using keyboard shortcuts.
All articles must have a category, which you need to pick first. They also must contain a title, a main picture and a subtitle (or lead). The lead is to capture your readers’ interest, so this should be a short, snappy summary of your article that encourages the reader to click and read.
TIP: Break up your content using paragraphs, sub-headings and/or images – don’t just write one big long piece, as it won’t be easy for other readers to navigate.
It’s easy to insert an image or embed a video – see the + sign on the left hand side and click on either the Picture or Video icon to upload from your computer. If you don’t want to embed more images, you can use the editing toolbar to add subheadings – right click anywhere in the text box or highlight the piece of text you want to change and it will appear. Highlight the text you want to format and then use the H to use a heading font or alternatively B to bold the text.
At the bottom of the article, you can add tags, any relevant links and a location if you wish to.