270: Get It Done – 11 Apps to Make You Superhuman with Bjork Ostrom

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Welcome to episode 270 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about his must-have apps for a productive business and personal life.

Apps are great to help you become more productive, track your progress, and optimize your day. But which are our absolute favorites? The ones we rely on day after day, week after week to help us get it all done?

That’s what Bjork is focusing on in this episode. You’ll hear about the apps and tools he uses to fly through email, stay on top of busines and personal tasks, record quick videos, and stay hydrated with a color-changing water bottle.

Yes, seriously.

We’re excited to share some of our favorite apps with you today! And if you have any must-have apps, leave them in the comments below –– we’d love to hear your suggestions!

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268: FBP Rewind – Blogging Misconceptions, How to Choose a Host, and Why WordPress

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Welcome to episode 268 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re re-sharing an episode in which we offer advice to new food bloggers.

We’re going back to basics today and re-sharing an episode from 2019 about starting a blog. If you have an idea for a blog, business, series, post, or product, we hope this episode will help give you a bit of a push to actually start.

First, you’ll hear from Bjork. He covers three of the most common blogging misconceptions we hear from new bloggers and how you can switch your thought processes around them.

Next up: Andrew, our Site Speed Expert here at Food Blogger Pro. In his section, he’s talking all about hosting. For instance, did you know he recommends changing hosts every few years?!

Last, our old WP Tasty Lead, Raquel. She’s talking all about WordPress and why it’s the CMS we recommend for food bloggers.

We think you’ll have a lot of great takeaways from this episode, regardless of whether your blog is brand new or if you’ve been blogging for years. Enjoy!

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266: FBP Rewind – Write More, Write Better, and Write Smarter with Gabriela Pereira

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Welcome to episode 266 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re rewinding back to one of our most popular episodes about writing with Gabriela Pereira from DIY MFA.

Writing –– do you love it or hate it?

It seems to be one of those topics that really divide people; either you love the creative process of putting words onto paper or…you don’t.

Today’s FBP Rewind episode will help you get those creative juices flowing and fine-tune your writing processes.

A bit about our interviewee: Gabriela got her MFA in 2010, and after she graduated, she realized that a lot of people don’t actually need a formal education process in order to write. If you give yourself permission to own your creativity and writing, and if you learn a few key skills along the way, you can be a writer.

She started her business, DIY MFA, to teach others how they can do exactly that.

Gabriela has been able to practice, evaluate, and fine-tune her craft and teach others how to do the same. Gabriela’s strategies about finding the right writing system, tracking productivity, staying inspired, and understanding strengths and weaknesses all play into finding one’s voice and writing style.

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263: Creating with Confidence – Consistency, Quality Content, and Establishing Trust with Tieghan Gerard

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Welcome to episode 263 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Tieghan Gerard about running her brand, growing her blog, and working with her family.

Today we’re welcoming Tieghan Gerard back to the podcast after four whole years!

Tieghan has been pretty busy these past few years; she learned how to delegate work to her team, grow her personal brand, and set boundaries when they’re needed. She also realized that awesome, high-quality content needs to be at the core of everything she does because it helps her build a following and branch out to do other exciting projects that helps her grow her business.

We loved catching up with Tieghan in this episode, and we know you’ll love getting a peek behind-the-scenes of how she runs Half Baked Harvest!

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261: Managing Sponsored Content – How to Work With Brands with Bruno Bornsztein

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Welcome to episode 261 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Bruno Bornsztein from InfluenceKit on how to understand the value of your sponsored content work.

It’s Part 2 of our Managing Sponsored Content series here on the Food Blogger Pro Podcast! Bruno from InfluenceKit is rounding out this mini series in a conversation with Bjork about how to create awesome sponsored content.

Creating sponsored content is like creating your regular content. You already publish an awesome recipe with great pictures on your blog or on social media. Sponsored content just allows you to continue to make the content that you love to make…and then get paid for it.

There are parts of the sponsored content process, however, that are different. You need to build relationships, negotiate for your rate, sign contracts, understand the brand’s goals, and report back on the performance on your post’s performance.

And it’s there where you can hunker down and optimize your work to create more value for brands, more value for your audience, and more revenue for you.

If you want to learn even more about maximizing your sponsored content revenue, be sure to get registered for our free workshop with Bruno this Thursday, July 16 at 1pm ET / 12pm CT!

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258: Uncorked – Conversations on Race and Wine with Julia Coney

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Welcome to episode 258 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Julia Coney about wine, race, and Netflix’s “Uncorked.”

If you’ve listened to The Food Blogger Pro Podcast for a while, you’ll know that we love talking with creators and people who want to make an impact. We’re having another one of those conversations today with wine writer, Julia Coney.

When it comes to understanding racial injustice, it’s important to invest the time in educating yourself and forever be in pursuit of making a difference. Julia’s insights and experiences are one way we can educate ourselves and lean into having these tough but valuable conversations.

Today, you’ll hear Julia’s stories about race issues in the wine industry, advice for having important conversations about racial injustice, and thoughts about why the movie, “Uncorked,” is so impactful.

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256: Career Transitioning – Love Your Next Career with Wendy Braitman

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Welcome to episode 256 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews career coach, Wendy Braitman about the importance of breaking big goals into small, actionable steps.

Do you have a specific career goal in mind? Maybe it’s a certain number of pageviews or working with a specific brand or making a full-time income from blogging.

They’re all huge goals, and when goals are this big, it’s sometimes tough to figure out how you can get there.

A lot needs to happen between now and the point where we achieve those goals, and that’s what Wendy is here to discuss today.

This episode is all about the importance of accountability, setting up systems, and breaking those big goals into small, actionable, achievable steps.

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252: Expert Check-In – What You Should Know About Traffic, Sponsored Content, and Pinterest in 2020

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Welcome to episode 252 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Andrew Wilder, Danielle Liss, and Kate Ahl about traffic, sponsored content, and Pinterest strategies.

Today, Bjork is interviewing three of our Food Blogger Pro Experts. If you’re not a Food Blogger Pro member, or maybe you are a member and you’re not really sure what our experts do, they volunteer their time on the forum and during Live Q&As to help our members out with their trickiest questions. Our experts specialize in certain topics like SEO, affiliate marketing, social media, email marketing, and more, and that’s what they teach our members about on Food Blogger Pro.

So in today’s episode, you’ll hear from Andrew Wilder, who specializes in WordPress tech and traffic, Danielle Liss, who’s a lawyer and focuses on sponsored content and all-things legal, and then Kate Ahl, who is our Pinterest Expert. All three are here on the podcast talking about what you need to know about traffic, sponsored content, and Pinterest in 2020.

It’s safe to say that 2020 has gotten off to a unique start, so these areas of traffic, working with sponsors, and social media need to be approached in a different way. Traffic is up, sponsors are adjusting their strategies, and Pinterest has reported higher users than ever before.

Today’s episode will equip you with some of the strategies and confidence you need to navigate this year as a business owner and blogger.

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251: Empathy – The Power of Understanding and Serving Your Audience with Laurie Buckle

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Welcome to episode 251 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Laurie Buckle from CookIt Media about knowing and serving your audience.

Let’s talk about understanding your audience.

As content creators, we publish tons of recipes, blog posts, resources…but are they actually serving our audience? Who is our audience, anyway?

They’re interesting questions, right? It’s easy to go through the motions of developing, shooting, and publishing a recipe without really thinking about who we’re writing to or why they need this content.

Luckily, Laurie from CookIt Media, an influencer marketing agency, is here today to talk through these questions and help you deeply and personally understand the audience you’re serving.

It’s especially important to understand where your content fits into what your audience needs these days, but the advice Laurie gives during this interview will make a lasting impression on you and your blog.

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250: Focus Management – Conditioning Yourself to Do More Meaningful Work with Dave Crenshaw

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Welcome to episode 250 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Dave Crenshaw about productivity, avoiding “switchtasking,” and managing your focus.

Do you actually notice how many times your focus drifts from the task you’re supposed to be working on each day? Or how often you multitask?

Maybe you’re noticing yourself switchtasking even more often now during these difficult, strange times we’re currently experiencing.

If this sounds like you, this episode will surely help you out. Dave shares some actionable strategies that can help you combat your wavering focus and reliance on staying connected in this episode, and you’ll even learn how you can download his newest book, “The Result,” for free.

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