My job is to make your life easier. Did you know that? One of the ways I do so is to pass on must-read links on food writing and blogging. Now you don’t have to have FOMO because [Read more…] about 18 Must-Read Links for Food Writers and Bloggers
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By now you’ve probably seen the amazing success of the Pinch of Yum food blog, which propelled the couple into a mid-six figure annual income, with millions of [Read more…] about Grow Your Food Blog With Food Blogger Pro
When I read this line, I felt a shudder of recognition: “How many times have I begun working through a recipe only to realize halfway through that I needed to have started yesterday? F*ck2 that!”
You’re probably nodding. This writer hates not being warned about steps to take in advance. He probably also dislikes [Read more…] about A Revolutionary Way to Handle Subrecipes
Sometimes I feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and frustrated about my blog. My cynicism rises and I feel ineffective. That’s how this burnout expert describes the symptoms, and I’ve been there. Blogger burnout is a big problem in our field.
Short of the usual admonitions to eat well, sleep well and exercise more, how do we get out of the swamp and feel energized again?
When I feel burned out, I go for a walk or meet friends. I try to feel grateful for the opportunity to do what I love. Doing so usually gets me back on track, but there’s a lot more to it.
Yes, we bloggers compare and second-guess ourselves and feel like we’re running in circles. It takes a major shift to get going again.
I’ll be talking about that shift and how to address it while teaching a workshop on blogger burnout at the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference on April 1. In researching the subject of burnout, it seems that bloggers and those of us who spend so many hours on the [Read more…] about Suffering from Blogger Burnout?
I’ve enjoyed Pamela Johnson’s straightforward descriptions of how she works with food writers when she speaks at conferences. Pamela has a degree in journalism and joined the National Pork Board in 2003.
As Director of Consumer Communications, one of her responsibilities is to hire chefs and food writers to inspire, educate and advise consumers on incorporating pork into their diets.
Here’s what she looks for when hiring:
Q. How do you work directly with food bloggers and cookbook authors?
A. We hire them to produce content for a specific program. We have retail customers, such as supermarkets, who want to highlight specific pork recipes. So we’ll look at bloggers [Read more…] about Why a National Board or Brand Might Hire You
It’s time for my quarterly list of fantastic food writing links with practical insights on writing, blogging, cookbook promotion, photography, food styling, social media and other subjects of interest.
I collect these so [Read more…] about 21 Useful and Fun Links for Food Writers and Bloggers
I know you’re busy. Just look at all that happens online! Are we suckered into paying attention to this stuff? Yes.
So it makes it even more relevant for me to say thanks for a reading, thinking, and commenting about food writing in all its forms, here on my blog.
It’s amazing to me that you come back, again and again. I’m grateful regardless of whether you skim the content, read the whole post, or add a comment.
I’m especially grateful for when you [Read more…] about Thanks, really.