How to Identify Posts to Update and Republish as a Food Blogger

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Welcome to Part 2 of our Republishing Content blog series!

In the first post of this series, we talked about the why –– why is updating and republishing old content a solid strategy for online creators?

That’s a great place to start when you’re thinking about your republishing strategy, so be sure to check out that blog post first!

But today I’m excited to talk about the process of identifying the right posts to update and republish.

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Why You Should Republish Content as a Food Blogger

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Hello, hello, and welcome to Part 1 of our Republishing Content Series!

Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be focusing on why you should be republishing posts on your blog to get the most out of your existing content.

We’ll be covering:

  1. Why you should republish content
  2. How to identify which posts to update and republish
  3. What exactly to update when republishing content

Without further ado, let’s kick things off by going over a few reasons why you should consider republishing content as a food blogger:

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – October

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Happy almost October, friends! Can you believe it?

We’re in full-on fall mode here in the Northern hemisphere, and I’m just so darn happy about it. I know I’m not unique by saying that fall is my favorite time of year. The cooler weather, the changing leaves, the cinnamon-spiked food; this time of year just screams comfort to me.

As you probably know, readers are starting to search for some fall-centric recipes and ideas to help them embrace autumn and the upcoming holidays. Luckily, this is the perfect opportunity for creators to give these readers some inspiration for the season.

Here’s what readers are searching for in October:

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New Course: Email Marketing 101

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Hip hip, hooray — it’s new course day!

We just hit publish on our brand-new Email Marketing 101 course, and spoiler alert: it’s a great one. 🎉

If you’re looking to start growing your email list or simply want to level up your current email marketing strategy, you won’t want to miss this course!

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7 Tools to Help You Plan Out Your Content Calendar

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As food bloggers, we do a lot of work.

We test recipes, edit photos, write blog posts, schedule content for social media, republish old posts… and the list goes on and on!

That’s why it’s great to use some kind of content planning tool to map out, outline, and manage all your upcoming content. It’s hard to keep track of all that information in your head, so why not use a tool to make your life easier?

So, without further ado, here are a few of our favorite tools that will make content planning a breeze!

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How to Find Inspiration for Recipes as a Food Blogger

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Let me paint a picture for you: the new season is approaching, you sit down to fill out your content calendar with some exciting new recipes… and your mind goes blank. Nada. Zilch. 😱

Let’s be real — we’ve all been there!

As food bloggers and content creators, it can sometimes feel really overwhelming to come up with new recipe ideas time and time again. So what do you do when you need to hit publish on a new post but can’t think of anything?

To help you out, let’s explore some of the unique ways you can find inspiration for recipes and get those creative juices flowing again.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – September

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Can you believe it’s nearly September?!

Here in the Northern hemisphere, the temperatures are starting to dip, the leaves are beginning to turn, school has started back up, and the Pumpkin Spice Latte will be finding its way into the hearts and stomachs of many.

As with the change of any season, fall brings a whole gaggle of new trending search items. In-season produce, upcoming holidays, and popular fall pastimes all influence readers’ searches in September.

Ready to jump in? Let’s do it.

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User Controlled Analytics: The 3 Most Important Types of Analytics in Your First Year of Blogging

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Analytics: The discovery and communication of meaningful patterns in data.

Google Analytics is a funny thing. On one hand, it’s a powerful (free!) tool that offers you seemingly limitless data about your blog. On the other hand, it has the potential to be a huge distraction and an emotional roller coaster, as your mood directly reflects the ups and downs of your blog’s traffic.

If you’re new to blogging I recommend that one of the first things you do is install Google Analytics so it can start collecting data right away. After that, however, I’d do whatever you can to check it as little as possible for the first year of blogging.

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