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!
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
- 1000 True Fans
- 213: Trends – The Latest in Site Speed, How to Find Timely Content, and Social Media Trends
- WP Engine
- WP Tasty
- WordPress plugin directory
- Raquel’s personal site
If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions for interviews, be sure to email them to [email protected].
For the full transcript, head on over to the show notes for the original episode at foodbloggerpro.com/219.