New Course: Publishing a Blog Post

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Hi, friends! 👋 Leslie here from Team FBP, and I’m so excited to announce a brand new course launching today!

We’re going back to the basics with this course, and we’re covering anything and everything related to Publishing a Blog Post.

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6 Essential Plugins for Food Blogs

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There are currently over 58,000 plugins available that bloggers can use to enhance their WordPress sites (and that’s counting only the free ones).

Whoa. That’s a lot of plugins.

Enough to bring many people into a state that I call analysis paralysis. This is when someone constantly analyzes and researches but never makes a decision.

I’ve fallen victim to it many times.

If someone doesn’t get stuck in analysis paralysis then they’ll probably get stuck in customization craziness. This is the stage after you install the plugin and are presented with a settings or preferences page. Oftentimes victims of customization craziness do Google searches and (sort of) read through tutorials, then make changes that have:

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – January

We are so close to saying goodbye to 2020! How excited are you?

January starts tomorrow, and there are a ton of new trends in the wonderful world of food to consider when planning out your content calendar. January is the month of fresh starts, new goals, and nutritious foods, so it’s important to start planning now so that you can confidently head into the “Season of Healthy.”

Lucky for you, we’ve gathered some food-related searches that are popular in the month of January to help you plan out that editorial calendar and hit the ground running in the new year. Here are some of the topics your readers might be searching for in January:

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New Course: ShortPixel

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It’s the most wonderful day of the year! Why, you ask?

Well, because it’s New Course day, of course! 😉 And today we’re talking about anything and everything related to ShortPixel.

If you’ve ever wondered how to properly optimize your images on your blog, this course is perfect for you.

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Top 5 Tips for Food Bloggers on YouTube

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Confession: I am definitely not an expert when it comes to YouTube. 

So, naturally, here I am writing a post about advice on creating food content on YouTube. 🙂

I know it seems a wee bit cray-zee, but I’m a huge believer in the idea of expert enough. As a matter of fact, I’ll go so far as to say that sometimes not being the ultimate expert can actually make you a better teacher (see the above link for reasons why).

So if this isn’t The Expert’s Guide to YouTube, then what is it?

I think a better way to describe this post would be A Look into My Notebook: My Personal Top 5 Tips for Food Bloggers on YouTube

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – December

Happy “Most Wonderful Time of the Year!”

I just adore December for two specific reasons: it’s almost always the month where we see the first snowfall of the season and it’s the month I get to eat my weight in Christmas cookies. December. Is. Perfect.

This is the time of year when searches for recipes go through the roof, so it’s the perfect opportunity to plan out that editorial calendar in preparation for a successful end to 2019. Here are some topics you can focus on in December:

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – November

Do you smell that? I smell cinnamon and nutmeg and mashed potatoes and pie and cookies and happiness. Okay, maybe not that last one, but the other ones for sure!

We’re coming up on the second to last month of the year. Can you believe that?! I surely can’t.

But with a new month comes new trends. And as we’re nearing the holidays, searches for food-related entertaining are spiking.

That being said, this is the perfect opportunity to start promoting your holiday-themed content, and here are a few trends to help get you started:

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