7 Mindsets to Combat Blogger Burnout

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If you’ve been blogging for a while, chances are you’ve experienced burnout.

Because when you’re living that solopreneur life, the process of starting and growing your blog can get overwhelming. The countless tasks, to-dos, and responsibilities can really add up over time, leading to a sense of fatigue and overwhelm.

And when those feelings of burnout hit, it can feel really easy to throw in the towel and get discouraged.

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7 Ways to Write Better Recipes as a Food Blogger

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As food bloggers, we’ve honestly got one of the coolest jobs in the world. Because how rewarding is it to create a delicious recipe from scratch and then see others recreate it and enjoy it?

That being said, I know writing recipes can be difficult. While you can have an amazing idea in your head, it’s tricky to get all those thoughts onto paper and communicate them in an effective way to your readers.

Luckily, there are a few easy ways that you can write better recipes as a food blogger. Let’s get into them!

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How Food Bloggers Can Use Instagram Live

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Nowadays, it feels like there are a bajillion and one ways to connect with your audience on social media.

From TikTok to Facebook to Instagram Reels… the list goes on and on!

While each social media platform has its own advantages, one great way that food bloggers can connect with their followers is through Instagram Live.

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5 Places to Find Popular and Trending Recipes

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Sometimes inspiration hits. Other times the creative tank is running on E.

Either way the show must go on. A recipe needs to be made and a post needs to be published to your blog.

So where you do go when you’re fresh out of ideas?

Here are five places you can look to find inspiration for popular and trending recipes. Not only will these recipes give you inscription and ideas for creating your own adaptations, but they’ll also give you an idea of recipes that are currently popular or trending.

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Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Food Blog

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When you want to start a food blog, one of the most important first decisions you need to make is which platform you’re going to use to build your blog.

If you think of your food blog like your cell phone, your blogging platform acts like an operating system (iOS, Android, etc.). You need a place for your content – your posts, your images, your pages – to live. And that place is your blogging platform (also called a Content Management System or CMS).

There are a bunch of different options available to bloggers these days, but we prefer WordPress. It’s what we use for our food blog, Pinch of Yum, and it’s actually the platform we use to run this membership site.

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How to Show Conversions by Source in Google Analytics

If you’re thinking about getting serious with your food blog, then you should probably have some goals. As with everything else in life, goals help keep your blog on track and keep you moving forward. However, just having a goal often isn’t good enough. In order to make sure you meet your goals, you need to be able to track them.

Once you have your goals set up, you can look at all sorts of stats about them in your Analytics dashboard. From the total number of completions to the conversion rate (i.e. the percentage of people who completed the goal on your website), there is no shortage of information.

However, one thing that’s not super easy to visualize on a daily basis is what your conversion rate looks like from different sources. In this blog post, I’ll show you how to set up a GA dashboard to view your goal conversion rate by source.

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How to Eliminate Google Analytics Spam

There has been quite a bit of chatter on the Food Blogger Pro Forum lately regarding Google Analytics and traffic spam. In fact, if I search "spam" in FBP I see 9 posts just in the month of May regarding spam referrals in Google Analytics. That’s a ton!

Because of the general concern regarding spam traffic in Google Analytics, I thought it would be helpful to do some digging and find out more about this spam traffic, what it means for your blog, and what you can do about it.

So what is spam in Google Analytics? Read on to find out!

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How to have an organized desktop

I worked for four years as "the I.T. guy" at a local non-profit, which means that I saw lots of different computer desktops.

Call me crazy, but I found it really interesting. 


There were two things I noticed when working on computers:

  1. People would almost always have a random array of files and folders on their desktop.
  2. People would almost always say something along the lines of "please don't judge my messy desktop."

So, while people usually didn't have an organized desktop, they realized that they probably should.

The good news is that it's not that hard! Here's how:

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