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

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An image of a cassette and the title of the 268th episode on the Food Blogger Pro Podcast, 'FBP Rewind.'

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.

Last week on the podcast, we re-shared an episode about freelance food photography with Ashley McLaughlin. To go back and listen to that episode, click here.

Blogging Misconceptions, How to Choose a Host, and Why WordPress

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!

A quote from Bjork Ostrom’s appearance on the Food Blogger Pro podcast that says, 'Dom’t be attracted to the benefits; be attracted to the work.'

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why you don’t need to have a ton of content to launch
  • Why you have to love the idea AND the work
  • Why there’s still a place for your blog
  • What hosting is
  • How to find a good host
  • When you should switch your hosting
  • Why we use and recommend WordPress
  • WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org
  • What it means when a plugin is premium

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Transcript:

For the full transcript, head on over to the show notes for the original episode at foodbloggerpro.com/219.

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  1. This episode was fantastic. One of those that made me hit “pause”…when Bjork talked about how you can love the IDEA of something but really, you have to be focused on loving the work (to get the benefits) made me have to think hard about my own journey. (After pausing the episode and reflecting I realized I DO love the work – for the most part 😉)

    Also appreciated the discussion around hosting and how, like a laptop, just to keep in mind that you might have to change hosting every few years or so. I assumed it was more like “one and done.” Super helpful, thank you!