Introducing The Community Forum

Today we’re excited to introduce you to a new branch of Food Blogger Pro…

The Community Forum!

Blue image of the Community homepage that reads "the food blogger pro community forum" with the food blogger pro logo

Before talking details, I wanted to share why I feel like this is such an important part of Food Blogger Pro.

When Lindsay and I first started Pinch of Yum back in 2010 we were amazed at the amount of information there was to learn. And that was just to get started.

To really grow the blog we had to have a good understanding of blogging software, social media, photography, photo editing, advertising, and tools like Google Analytics and Google Search Console. It was overwhelming.

But here’s the thing. The hardest part wasn’t necessarily doing the work.

It was doing all of the work without a team to encourage, support, and help us along the way.

I’m sure you can relate in one way or another. Starting and growing a website can be a lonely journey. Especially when you come up against a road block that you don’t know how to get around.

  • Which theme should I use for my blog?
  • Why are my website visits going down?
  • Why don’t my pictures look the way I want them to?
  • What type of camera should I buy?
  • How do I make time for posting when I already have a full schedule?

When left unanswered, these road blocks build up to a point where moving forward seems impossible, or at the very least, like a lot of work.

If you were part of a team there would be someone that we could turn to. You could ask the IT guy, send an email to the media department, or call HR.

But as a blogger, you usually don’t have the luxury of working with a team.

The Community Forum

Enter the Food Blogger Pro Community Forum. The Community Forum is a place you can turn when you need help or want to connect with other food bloggers.

Webster’s defines community as “a body of persons with common interests scattered through a larger society.” The incredible thing about the Food Blogger Pro Community is exactly how similar our common interests are – simply put, we’re a group of people interested in building an awesome food blog.

And I think the best way to do that is together.

How it Works

The Community Forum is divided into fifteen (!) topics. These topics include:

If you have a question, just click on the appropriate topic, click on the New Topic button, and then ask your question.

So, if I had a question about using the healing brush tool in Photoshop, here is what I’d do…

1. Click on the appropriate topic.

screenshot of the topics in the community forum with an orange arrow towards "Photography"

2. Click the New Topic button.

screenshot of the photography section in the forum with an orange arrow towards "new topic"

3. Enter Title and Message.

screenshot of the "create new topic" window in the forum

4. Choose whether you want to be notified of replies via email, and then click Submit Post to submit the post to the forum.

5. The post will now show up in the forum! At this point, members will be able to reply to the post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the Community Forum?

The Community Forum is only for Food Blogger Pro members. Not a member yet? Join here!

How do I get a profile picture to show up next to my posts?

Uploading a photo to your FBP profile is a great way to help you connect with other bloggers on the community forum.

We use Gravatar, which is a service for globally-recognized avatars, here at Food Blogger Pro!Β 

To get started, you can set up a totally free Gravatar account. Once you post on the forum, your new profile picture should be visible.

Need more help? Check out our support article!

Who answers questions on the Community Forum?

Lots of people! You might receive answers from fellow FBP members, the FBP team, or our FBP industry experts.

Our goal with Food Blogger Pro is to offer the best place on the internet for people looking to start and grow a food blog, and we think the Community Forum will be a critical piece in helping us achieve that goal. If you have any questions, feel free to drop us an email, or better yet, leave a post in the Community Forum!

πŸŽ‰ As a reminder, Food Blogger Pro courses, tools, and deals and discounts are available for all Food Blogger Pro members. If you used to be a member, you can rejoin by following these instructions. If you’re not a member, you can join and get instant access to this course, as well as all of our other courses for food bloggers, today! πŸŽ‰

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