348: Leaning into a Niche, Blogging as a Creative Outlet, and Embracing Each Step of the Journey with Camila Hurst

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Welcome to episode 348 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Camila Hurst from Pies and Tacos about leaning into a niche and blogging as a creative outlet.

Today, we’re so excited to be chatting with Camila Hurst from Pies and Tacos! She has been blogging since 2017, and while she originally started out posting both savory and sweet recipes, she has now shifted her focus to primarily sharing content about macarons.

In this episode, you’ll hear why she decided to narrow her content focus, how blogging has been such an important creative outlet for her over the years, and how she’s been leveling up her business by growing her team.

No matter where you are in your blogging journey, we know that you’ll find Camila’s story and insights both inspiring and encouraging. We hope you enjoy this episode!

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347: Building Accessible Websites – Writing Good Alt Text, Identifying Issues, and Creating Content That’s Accessible for Everyone with Bet Hannon

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Welcome to episode 347 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Bet Hannon from Bet Hannon Business Websites about how to build an accessible website.

As food bloggers, it’s so important that we make our websites accessible and that we share content with the world that everyone can enjoy, including those with disabilities.

But how exactly do you create an accessible website? How do you know if your site has accessibility issues?

That’s what Bet is here to talk about today! In this episode, we dive deep into the world of accessibility, from writing alt text correctly to identifying issues that you should consider fixing on your site to ensure that everyone can enjoy the content you’re publishing.

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346: 600K YouTube Subscribers – How Jenné Claiborne Built Her Team, Leaned into Video, and Went From Private Chef to Content Creator

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Welcome to episode 346 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jenné Claiborne from Sweet Potato Soul about how she has built her business as a content creator and gained over 600k subscribers on YouTube.

We’re really excited to be chatting with Jenné from Sweet Potato Soul today! She’s a vegan chef, cookbook author, food blogger, and successful YouTuber with over 600k subscribers.

From working as an actor to offering personal chef services to becoming a full-time content creator, Jenné has had quite the entrepreneurial journey. In this episode, you’ll hear what she’s learned along the way, how she has been growing her team, why she focuses so much on video, and what the revenue streams currently look like for her business.

It’s a really great episode, and Jenné is just such an inspiring, hard-working creator. We know you’ll have lots of takeaways from this conversation!

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345: Building Long-Term Relationships with Brands – Running a Creative Production Agency with Alisha Cohen

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Welcome to episode 345 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Alisha Cohen from LISH Creative about running a production agency and shooting content for brands.

As content creators, a great way to earn an income doing what we love is to partner with brands that we love. But how do we find those brands, and more importantly, how do we work with them on a long-term basis?

That’s what we’re chatting about today with Alisha Cohen!

Alisha is the founder of LISH Creative, a creative production agency that produces colorful, eye-catching photography, video, and stop motion for some of the world’s most distinguished brands.

In this episode, you’ll hear how she launched her business, what it’s like running a production agency, how expanding her social media presence has helped her book clients, and what some of her best tips are for nurturing long-term relationships with brands.

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344: Blogging with a Full-Time Job (Part Three) – Running a Niche Blog with a Partner with Sara Mohr and Louisa Williams

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Welcome to episode 344 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Sara Mohr and Louisa Williams from Real Meals Modified in Part Three of our Blogging with a Full-Time Job series.

Can you believe we’ve reached the last episode in our Blogging with a Full-Time Job series? In this three-part series, we’ve been interviewing a few Food Blogger Pro members about what’s working (and what’s not) when it comes to balancing a full-time job with blogging.

And in this final installment of this series, we’re chatting with Sara Mohr and Louisa Williams! In addition to working full-time as licensed speech pathologists, they also run Real Meals Modified, a food blog featuring dysphagia-friendly recipes.

You’ll hear how they started their blog, how they determined their niche, what it’s like to run a blog with a partner, and how they find time to work on their blog with their busy schedules.

Whether you’re a solo blogger or you run your blog with a partner like Sara and Louisa, we know you’ll have lots of takeaways from this episode!

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343: Blogging with a Full-Time Job (Part Two) – How Focusing on SEO Led to $2,000 Monthly Earnings with Cree Carraway

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Welcome to episode 343 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Cree Carraway from Cooking With Bliss in Part Two of our Blogging with a Full-Time Job series.

Welcome back to our Blogging with a Full-Time Job series! In this three-part series, we’re interviewing a few Food Blogger Pro members about what’s working (and what’s not) when it comes to balancing a full-time job with blogging.

And today, Bjork is chatting with Cree Carraway from Cooking With Bliss. From sharing content on her blog to working her full-time job to raising her family, Cree has a lot on her plate (both literally and figuratively!) all the time.

In this episode, you’ll hear how she strategically focused on SEO to increase her traffic and join an ad network, how she started doing keyword research, and what the impact of earning an income from her blog has been on her life.

It’s an inspiring conversation that will encourage you to reflect and make progress on your own goals. Enjoy!

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342: Blogging with a Full-Time Job (Part One) – Optimizing Your Time with David Crowley

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Welcome to episode 342 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews David Crowley from Cooking Chat in Part One of our Blogging with a Full-Time Job series.

We’re excited to officially launch our Blogging with a Full-Time Job series! In this three-part series, we’re interviewing a few Food Blogger Pro members about what’s working (and what’s not) when it comes to balancing a full-time job with blogging.

And up first, we’re chatting with David Crowley! In addition to sharing hundreds of recipes with wine pairings on his blog Cooking Chat, David also runs Social Capital Inc., a non-profit organization that strengthens communities by connecting diverse individuals through civic engagement initiatives.

In this episode, you’ll hear how David has found balance with his work over time, why he’s been focusing so much on republishing old content recently, and what he’s looking forward to next with his blog.

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341: Eat the Culture – Building Community and Empowering Black Culinary Creators with Meiko Temple

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Welcome to episode 341 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Meiko Temple about how she’s empowering Black culinary creators through Eat the Culture.

Meiko Temple is the writer, chef, photographer, and recipe developer behind the popular food blog Meiko and the Dish. But beyond her own blog, Meiko also runs Eat the Culture, a community-centered space that nurtures, supports, and amplifies Black culinary creators.

Through collaborations like recipe roundups for Black History Month and a Holiday E-Cookbook featuring mouthwatering recipes from across the African diaspora, Eat the Culture empowers Black creatives through a celebration of Black food and culture.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Eat the Culture started, how it has evolved over the years, and how it is building a bridge for equity and representation in food media.

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340: TikTok Strategy – How Benjamin Delwiche Gained 500K TikTok Followers in One Year

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Welcome to episode 340 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Benjamin Delwiche from Benjamin the Baker about how he has grown his TikTok account to over 500k followers.

During the day, you can find Benjamin Delwiche working full-time as a math teacher, but on nights and weekends, you’ll find him sharing TikTok videos about the science of baking!

Over the past year, he has grown his TikTok from the ground up, and he just recently surpassed 500k followers on the platform. In this episode, you’ll hear how he intentionally leaned into a niche on TikTok, how he works with brands on the platform, and his best advice for creators looking to grow on TikTok.

It’s an incredible interview that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to get the most out of TikTok as a content creator. We hope you enjoy it!

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339: Tech Check-In – The Best Plugins and Tools for Food Bloggers in 2022 with Andrew Wilder

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Welcome to episode 339 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Andrew Wilder from NerdPress about the current state of tech for food bloggers.

Today on the podcast, we’re really excited to be chatting again with our WordPress Support Expert, Andrew Wilder!

Through his company, NerdPress, Andrew and his team do maintenance and support for WordPress websites, and 95% of their clients are food bloggers. Suffice to say, he knows his stuff when it comes to WordPress food and recipe sites.

In this episode, you’ll hear Andrew’s thoughts on the current state of tech for food bloggers. From an update on what’s new with Core Web Vitals to his current list of go-to plugins for food bloggers, this episode is jam-packed with information that will help you set your blog up for success in 2022. Enjoy!

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