Introducing Raquel (and the FBP Podcast!)

No doubt about it – Food Blogger Pro is going through some exciting growth right now!

But before I give you today’s announcement (which – spoiler alert! – is mentioned in the blog post title) I’d like to tell you a little story.

And the story goes like this…

In 2012, while we were living in the Philippines, Bjork and I had this idea for a little online community of training resources for awesome food bloggers called Food Blogger Pro. We wanted to have a place where food bloggers could connect, learn, and grow together. So after months of building, in February of 2013, we launched! And Food Blogger Pro was born.

Like most things in life, we started with small numbers. The good thing about this was that we were able to maintain the day-to-day responsibilities while still continuing to add new content and resources.

As time went on, our member numbers grew, and so did our number of happy dances. *cue Pharell*

But with growth comes change. Positive change!

So fast forward to today – 2015. We’re now at the point in the FBP story where we realize that in order to continue delivering new courses, new resources, and new content while still giving that same high-quality individual attention to 900-some members and managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the site, we need to intentionally invest resources back into this community.

Enter: Raquel!

Raquel is our first almost-full-time employee here at Food Blogger Pro, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be adding yet another awesomely talented and motivated person to our team.

So with that, I’d like to let you hear from our newest FBP team member, Raquel!

Introducing Raquel

Photo of Raquel Smith holding a black dog

Hey guys! I am so excited to be joining the amazing Food Blogger Pro team. Food Blogger Pro was incredibly instrumental for me when I was building my food blog, and I really don’t know where I’d be today without it. I learned so much of what I know from watching Bjork & Lindsay’s videos and interacting with all of you on the forum.

I am really excited to be heading up the new Food Blogger Pro Podcast, which we are expecting to release around the beginning of July. I’ll be taking care of things behind the scenes while Bjork & Lindsay talk all things regarding food, blogging, running your own business, and everything else in between. You can expect to hear some awesome interviews from industry professionals, Q&A sessions from questions inspired by you, our wonderful community, and tips for growing and maintaining your blog, among other things. We’ve been working hard to get this podcast going, and I just know you all are going to love it!

In my free time, I’ll be chatting with you all on the forum, writing blog posts for the FBP blog, and answering any questions you members may have. If you ever want to contact me directly, feel free to shoot me an email at [email protected] or use our new live chat feature (the little blue circle in the bottom right corner over there).

Again, I’m so excited to be working alongside Bjork, Lindsay, Beth, and Jasmine in this awesome community that helps people like you become the successful bloggers we know you can be!

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