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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The IMG Tag and How it Can Super Power Your Food Blog

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Do you have a favorite super hero? I have always been fascinated with Mighty Mouse. I love the idea of a tiny little mouse that has a really big impact.

Do you have a favorite super hero? I have always been fascinated with Mighty Mouse. I love the idea of a tiny little mouse that has a really big impact.

There are a lot of different “Mighty Mouse” elements that exist when you’re growing a blog. These are seemingly small or unknown things that in actuality have a big impact on the success of your blog. One of these “Mighty Mouse” elements is the img tag. In today’s post we’re going to dissect the img tag and explain how it can super power your food blog.

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Things Change, Things Stay the Same

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If you’ve been blogging for longer than two days you’ve probably noticed something:

Things change.

This thing works, then it doesn’t. That thing paid really well now pays pennies. This thing doesn’t send you much traffic, then it does.

It’s overwhelming to keep up with it all. I know from experience.

I also know that overwhelm is almost always a negative emotion that breeds inaction, either through giving up (“I’ll do it tomorrow”) or diving head-first into learning but never actually implementing (“I’ll move forward once I understand it a little bit better”).

It can feel like the sky is falling when you build momentum in a certain direction only to have that momentum squashed by a change in the advertising industry (I’m looking at you, banner ads), a change in your ability to connect with fans (I’m looking at you, Facebook), or a change in an algorithm (I’m looking at you, Google).

But it’s also really important to remember that there are things that will always stay the same with blogging or building a presence online.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging – October

Happy almost October, friends! Can you believe it? We’re in full-on fall mode, 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 influencers to give these readers some inspiration for the season. Here’s what readers are searching for in October:

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New Course: InfluenceKit

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Howdy, friends! We have another brand new course for you today, and it’s all about a tool that will help you work with sponsors, keep an organized editorial calendar, and stand out from the crowd.

Yep, I’m talking about InfluenceKit!

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