242: Social Trends – Pinterest in 2020 with Kate Ahl

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Welcome to episode 242 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Kate Ahl talks about using Pinterest in 2020.

Today marks Part 2 of our two-part series on social media in 2020. Last week we focused on Facebook and Instagram, and this week is all about Pinterest.

Pinterest can be a huge traffic-driver for food bloggers. In fact, it’s consistently in one of the top three spots of traffic drivers for food bloggers.

That said, Pinterest is constantly in pursuit of making the platform better for its users, so it changes quite a bit.

That’s why we’re excited to focus on the best practices for Pinterest in 2020 in today’s episode. Kate Ahl is here to give you her recommendations for finding what’s trending on Pinterest, pinning fresh content, writing awesome Pin descriptions, using promoted Pins, and more.

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241: Social Trends – Facebook and Instagram in 2020 with Abby Bayatpour

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Welcome to episode 241 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Alexa interviews Social Media Manager, Abby Bayatpour, about how food bloggers can be promoting their content on Facebook and Instagram this year.

Today’s new episode marks the start of a two-part series here on the podcast, and in this series, we’re focusing on social media in 2020 – i.e. what you, as a blogger, should be focusing on when it comes to promoting your content and your brand on social media this year.

We’re going to focus on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest during this series, and in today’s episode, our incredibly talented Social Media Manager, Abby, will be speaking about Facebook and Instagram trends for food bloggers.

If you’ve ever stared at a social media platform and thought, “What do I post today?”, we think this series will help you form your social strategy for the new year.

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240: Income – Making More Money Without Doing More Work with Bjork Ostrom

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Welcome to episode 240 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks through the ways you can create income without doing more work.

Making more money without doing more work…that’s the dream, right?

Well, now it’s a reality!

Bjork is here today to chat through some of the ways you can work smarter and make more money without doing more work. It’s a really helpful reminder that we don’t necessarily need to be hustling all the time to get our businesses to a new level; some small tweaks in your day-to-day can help get you there as well.

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239: Ten Years – The Seasons of Pinch of Yum with Lindsay Ostrom

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Welcome to episode 239 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Lindsay Ostrom about navigating the different seasons in her blogging journey.

Pinch of Yum is turning 10 this year, and as I’m sure you can imagine, it has changed quite a bit in that time.

In today’s episode of the podcast, you’ll hear about the different seasons of Pinch of Yum and how Lindsay navigated them while building her blog into a business. And she covers it all – from running her blog as a side hustle to transitioning to it being her full-time gig to hiring team members to current day.

Regardless of what season of your blogging journey you’re currently in, you’ll find a lot of advice in this episode that can help you navigate the good, the tough, and everything in-between.

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238: Understanding Ads – How to Increase Your Earnings from Ads with Bjork Ostrom

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Welcome to episode 238 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about how you can optimize and increase the earnings you receive from the ads on your site.

Ads can be an effective way to earn money from blogging, but how do you know you’re making the most out of your ad placements?

That’s what Bjork is here to talk about today! He’s sharing seven tips to help you increase the earnings you’re receiving from the ads you’re running on your site without having to increase your pageviews.

From understanding viewability and impressions to encouraging your readers to stick around on your site, this episode of the podcast will help you make sense of the wonderful world of ad revenue!

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237: The One Thing – What We’re Excited to Focus On in 2020

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Welcome to episode 237 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, the team talks about the “one thing” they’re excited to accomplish in 2020.

This is a different kind of podcast episode, but we think you’re really going to like it.

Heading into a new year can feel a bit overwhelming, but it sometimes helps to narrow-down your focus and think through that “one thing” you’re excited to accomplish this year.

And that’s exactly what we’re doing in this interview! Alexa, Bjork, and Emily each share the one thing they’re excited to tackle in 2020, and we hope that it encourages you to figure out your “one thing” as well.

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236: Themes – Performance-Focused Designs with Bill Erickson

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Welcome to episode 236 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Bill Erickson about the impact your design can have on your blog.

Bill is a WordPress developer, and he’s here today to chat about the impact your site’s design can have on performance and user experience.

Bill works with food blogs quite a bit (Pinch of Yum included), so you’ll really appreciate the advice he gives from a food blogging perspective. From figuring out what fonts to use to understanding how themes and design can impact site speed, this episode is packed with easy-to-understand tips and advice about design.

It’s a really cool interview, kind of different from our norm, but we hope you enjoy it and learn something if you’re pursuing a site redesign this year.

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235: FBP Rewind – Three Ways to Set Smarter Goals in the New Year with Bjork Ostrom

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Welcome to episode 235 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about how you can set better goals in the new year.

Tomorrow we welcome a new year and a new decade (depending on who you ask). And that’s why we thought it was important to rewind back to our 131st episode, Three Ways to Set Smarter Goals in the New Year with Bjork Ostrom.

We all know how new years resolutions or goals typically go: we’re ambitious and make a ton of changes, and we slowly but surely fall out of those habits we once wanted to strengthen.

If you’ve experienced this with your new years goals, you’re not alone. And if you have some goals or resolutions you wish to keep this year, we think you’re really going to love this episode. Bjork’s tips will help you create goals that will last and help you accomplish those goals with the right mindset.

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234: FBP Rewind – How to Level Up Your Life with UJ Ramdas

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Welcome to episode 234 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews UJ Ramdas from Intelligent Change about gratitude, journaling, and meditation.

For today’s FBP Rewind episode, we’re rewinding back to episode 124 – How to Level Up Your Life with UJ Ramdas.

UJ is the co-creator of The Five Minute Journal and the co-founder of a company called Intelligent Change, and I thought this was a particularly fitting episode to reshare at the end of the year because we all like to review each year and make goals or resolutions for the new year.

And our hope is that some of the principles and tools that UJ and Bjork talk about in this episode can make a positive impact in your new year.

So if you’re looking for a little accountability and actionable ways you can accomplish those goals next year, I think you’re really going to enjoy this episode.

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233: 7 Questions – Ask Yourself These Questions at the End of the Year with Bjork Ostrom

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Welcome to episode 233 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks through seven questions to ask yourself as you look to the new year.

At the end of each year, we all get a little retrospective. How did this year go? Was it a good year or a not-so-great year? What can I do differently next year?

This episode will help you evaluate the current year in anticipation for the year ahead. Bjork outlines the seven questions you should ask yourself to help you assess, plan, and adjust the way you tackle your business each year.

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