I Want to Start My Blog

I wish so much I had know about your site when I started back in May. I have been struggling along since then googling and you-tubing trying to learn. The videos are excellent, and this is exactly what I was looking for, a step by step guide to get started with my food blog. Thanks a million!

Kim, The Family Food Journal

So you want to start your blog? You’ve come to the right place! Your Food Blogger Pro membership gets you unlimited access to these resources:

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In Food Blogger Pro, a course is a collection of short videos that explains important concepts. Our goal with courses is to present information in simple, bite-sized portions so you can go through at your own pace. The courses we’ve outlined below will teach you what you need to know when you’re just starting your blogging journey.

Getting Started courses

You have to start somewhere, and that place is here. Our Getting Started courses include lessons on hosting, buying your domain, how to use WordPress, branding, and time management.

Essential Plugins courses

Plugins are to your website as apps are to your phone; plugins give extra capabilities to your website to help you produce and publish your content. Some of the courses in this series include Understanding Recipe Plugins, Caching with WP Rocket, and Yoast SEO.

Essential Tools courses

There are quite a few tools that can make the blogging process a lot more streamlined and simple, and we have courses on some of our favorite blogging tools! Some of the tools we cover in these courses include Google Search Console, Google Analytics, FTP, Mailchimp, CoSchedule, CSS and HTML, and Tailwind.

Work-Life-Blog Balance Mini Course

Blogging can be time-consuming, and it can be hard to balance with all of the other things you have going on! That’s why we created this mini course; it’s jam-packed with time management and scheduling tips to help you keep up with all of your work.

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The Community Forum is the “bread and butter” of Food Blogger Pro, and that’s because it’s where all of our members go to connect, collaborate, and troubleshoot together. Below are some of our favorite threads that can help you as you’re starting your blog.

Recipes in More than One Category

How do categories work on WordPress? How should you categorize your own recipes? Check out this conversation for the answers!

How do I add an opt-in widget to my site?

An email list is a great way to start building a loyal reader community, and in this thread, our members talk about the ways that they add an opt-in form to their sites.

How do I know when it’s time to switch hosting companies?

This is just one of the many forum threads about hosting options, but it’s a good one! What should you look for in a host? What host do our members like best? Read this thread for some answers.

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Did you know we have a free, public podcast called “The Food Blogger Pro Podcast”? It’s true! You can follow along and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcasting app. Here are some of our favorite episodes that can teach you about starting your own blog.

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219: Start – Blogging Misconceptions, How to Choose a Host, and Why WordPress

In this podcast episode, we cover three important topics for bloggers who are just starting out on their blogging journeys: blogging misconceptions, hosting, and WordPress. It’ll give you the push you might be looking for to actually start your blog.

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155: Keeping it Fresh and Avoiding Burnout with Bjork Ostrom

Burnout happens to everyone, so it’s helpful to have a few tips and tricks in your back pocket for when that feeling strikes. You’ll learn about viewing everything as an experiment, switching up your work atmosphere, and having different lists for your tasks.

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174: 7 Ways To Practice 1% Infinity with Bjork Ostrom

One of our life and business beliefs is 1% Infinity, which helps remind us to make a little bit of progress (that’s the 1% part) every day, forever (that’s the infinity part). In this episode, Bjork talks about the ways you can apply the 1% Infinity mindset to your life.