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Pinch of Yum
July 4, 2014
11:57 am
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Here Comes Judge-y Boo-Boo
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June 15, 2014

Oh I spoke too soon!  Today's post is a sponsored post by Wyndham Vacation Rentals.  Food blog falls victim to lifestyle blog :-/

July 4, 2014
12:23 pm
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SFFG

ChirpyBootle said
I will admit that originally I was happy for her getting to blog full time.  In fact, I was wondering for months why she was still teaching when they were making $20k a month from the blog.  However, their latest post is a bunch of crap they bought on etsy to decorate their new house?  Not interested.

 

Probably still teaching 'cause she didn't know if the income would last. Teacher's salary might be lower but safer than a blogger's. I can't hate on someone for trying to make $ in this economy, it's not easy anymore.

 

Only slightly relevant – There's an article Smitten Kitchen wrote (not on her blog, and it was a couple years ago) about the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into a food blog – SEO optimization, networking, etc…and it really sounds like full time job that's more than 40+/weekly. So can't blame her for not wanting to work two full time jobs.

July 4, 2014
12:40 pm
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Here Comes Judge-y Boo-Boo
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June 15, 2014

SFFG said

ChirpyBootle said I will admit that originally I was happy for her getting to blog full time.  In fact, I was wondering for months why she was still teaching when they were making $20k a month from the blog.  However, their latest post is a bunch of crap they bought on etsy to decorate their new house?  Not interested.

 

Probably still teaching 'cause she didn't know if the income would last. Teacher's salary might be lower but safer than a blogger's. I can't hate on someone for trying to make $ in this economy, it's not easy anymore.

 

Only slightly relevant – There's an article Smitten Kitchen wrote (not on her blog, and it was a couple years ago) about the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into a food blog – SEO optimization, networking, etc…and it really sounds like full time job that's more than 40+/weekly. So can't blame her for not wanting to work two full time jobs.

 

 

Oh absolutely.  Many food bloggers act like it is all luck or organic, but there is a shit-ton of work that goes in to having a successful food blog.  Lindsay wrote a post about when she was working on the creamy cauliflower sauce cookbook that they were eating cauliflower dishes out of the freezer for about a month straight.  How come she could do that while teaching but now that she's only blogging we get two posts in a row completely unrelated to food?

July 4, 2014
12:55 pm
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SFFG

ChirpyBootle said
SFFG said

ChirpyBootle said I will admit that originally I was happy for her getting to blog full time.  In fact, I was wondering for months why she was still teaching when they were making $20k a month from the blog.  However, their latest post is a bunch of crap they bought on etsy to decorate their new house?  Not interested.

 

Probably still teaching 'cause she didn't know if the income would last. Teacher's salary might be lower but safer than a blogger's. I can't hate on someone for trying to make $ in this economy, it's not easy anymore.

 

Only slightly relevant – There's an article Smitten Kitchen wrote (not on her blog, and it was a couple years ago) about the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into a food blog – SEO optimization, networking, etc…and it really sounds like full time job that's more than 40+/weekly. So can't blame her for not wanting to work two full time jobs.

 

Oh absolutely.  Many food bloggers act like it is all luck or organic, but there is a shit-ton of work that goes in to having a successful food blog.  Lindsay wrote a post about when she was working on the creamy cauliflower sauce cookbook that they were eating cauliflower dishes out of the freezer for about a month straight.  How come she could do that while teaching but now that she's only blogging we get two posts in a row completely unrelated to food?

 

Sponsored posts, no doubt.

There's some point full-time bloggers need to think about the long-term and keeping/getting new readers, and start turn down some offers because it will upset their fans.

July 5, 2014
8:18 pm
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Beverly Stevens Peevyhouse Cannot Stop Lying
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February 7, 2013

SFFG said

ChirpyBootle said
SFFG said

ChirpyBootle said I will admit that originally I was happy for her getting to blog full time.  In fact, I was wondering for months why she was still teaching when they were making $20k a month from the blog.  However, their latest post is a bunch of crap they bought on etsy to decorate their new house?  Not interested.

 

Probably still teaching 'cause she didn't know if the income would last. Teacher's salary might be lower but safer than a blogger's. I can't hate on someone for trying to make $ in this economy, it's not easy anymore.

 

Only slightly relevant – There's an article Smitten Kitchen wrote (not on her blog, and it was a couple years ago) about the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into a food blog – SEO optimization, networking, etc…and it really sounds like full time job that's more than 40+/weekly. So can't blame her for not wanting to work two full time jobs.

 

Oh absolutely.  Many food bloggers act like it is all luck or organic, but there is a shit-ton of work that goes in to having a successful food blog.  Lindsay wrote a post about when she was working on the creamy cauliflower sauce cookbook that they were eating cauliflower dishes out of the freezer for about a month straight.  How come she could do that while teaching but now that she's only blogging we get two posts in a row completely unrelated to food?

 

Sponsored posts, no doubt.

There's some point full-time bloggers need to think about the long-term and keeping/getting new readers, and start turn down some offers because it will upset their fans.

Ding ding ding! And that's why I thought her blog might start to suck.

July 5, 2014
8:24 pm
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chicken nuggets and

Guess I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. There are some full time bloggers I like, who haven't totally sold out. I'd hate to see that happen to POY.

July 6, 2014
8:08 am
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Beverly Stevens Peevyhouse Cannot Stop Lying
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chicken nuggets and vodka said
Guess I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. There are some full time bloggers I like, who haven't totally sold out. I'd hate to see that happen to POY.

Cool, like who? I love to see people succeed if they can do so without selling out.

wink

July 6, 2014
9:06 am
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chicken nuggets and

Your mother said

chicken nuggets and vodka said
Guess I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. There are some full time bloggers I like, who haven't totally sold out. I'd hate to see that happen to POY.

Cool, like who? I love to see people succeed if they can do so without selling out.

wink

ummmmmm… brb…

well I think Smitten Kitchen is full time right? And Chocolate and Zucchini has been for a while. Those are the big ones I can think of right now. Oh and BakerBettie.com is full time. 

July 6, 2014
9:58 am
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Here Comes Judge-y Boo-Boo
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June 15, 2014

Oh man! I've had The French Market Cookbook on my Amazon wishlist for EVAR- I had no idea she had a blog!  Back to dum-dum land for me, apparently!

July 6, 2014
2:49 pm
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Beverly Stevens Peevyhouse Cannot Stop Lying
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February 7, 2013

chicken nuggets and vodka said

Your mother said

chicken nuggets and vodka said
Guess I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. There are some full time bloggers I like, who haven't totally sold out. I'd hate to see that happen to POY.

Cool, like who? I love to see people succeed if they can do so without selling out.

wink

ummmmmm… brb…

well I think Smitten Kitchen is full time right? And Chocolate and Zucchini has been for a while. Those are the big ones I can think of right now. Oh and BakerBettie.com is full time. 

I do like Smitten Kitchen. I only go to food blogs every so often for inspiration but hers is always solid good stuff. I didn't know she went full time, doesn't she only post like once or twice a week or something? It seems most food bloggers pump posts out like crazy! Haven't heard of the others so will check them out, thanks for the heads up!

 

oregonian_winesmiley

July 7, 2014
4:27 pm
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Clre Brdys Future HIPAA Lawsuit
Feline Porklord
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August 30, 2013

Like I said, I don't follow POY anymore so I don't know exactly what you're all referring to, but it sounds like she's put up some random not-food-related sponsored posts and other miscellaneous life-related posts. 

THIS is what I hate about people deciding to blog full-time. Yes, it's a lot of work maintaining a website, social media etc. (there are two of them though…) but from a reader's perspective, it turns into sponsored post after sponsored post and ad$ ad$ ad$. It just takes the fun out of reading the blog. I find a blog much more interesting when it's someone I can relate to, who goes to work during the day and then comes home to try and cook something healthy and delicious. I respect that person and want to check out their recipe ideas. But someone who just writes about their now boring life (because social interaction and leaving the house) and says yes to any and all sponsors to pay the bills….just no. Not interested. snore

I'm coming from the land of Kath and CarrotsNCake so obviously I've been traumatized. Maybe Lindsay will make better decisions and I hope she does…but I just can't with people who blog full time-GOMI.

July 7, 2014
6:38 pm
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Beverly Stevens Peevyhouse Cannot Stop Lying
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 285
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February 7, 2013

i hate talking to people about things said
Like I said, I don't follow POY anymore so I don't know exactly what you're all referring to, but it sounds like she's put up some random not-food-related sponsored posts and other miscellaneous life-related posts. 

THIS is what I hate about people deciding to blog full-time. Yes, it's a lot of work maintaining a website, social media etc. (there are two of them though…) but from a reader's perspective, it turns into sponsored post after sponsored post and ad$ ad$ ad$. It just takes the fun out of reading the blog. I find a blog much more interesting when it's someone I can relate to, who goes to work during the day and then comes home to try and cook something healthy and delicious. I respect that person and want to check out their recipe ideas. But someone who just writes about their now boring life (because social interaction and leaving the house) and says yes to any and all sponsors to pay the bills….just no. Not interested. snore

I'm coming from the land of Kath and CarrotsNCake so obviously I've been traumatized. Maybe Lindsay will make better decisions and I hope she does…but I just can't with people who blog full time-GOMI.

According to their income reports it would appear they don't need to say yes to every sponsored post, they can afford to be picky and still make a killing. Oh well.

July 7, 2014
6:45 pm
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GlutenFreeFarts

i hate talking to people about things said
Like I said, I don't follow POY anymore so I don't know exactly what you're all referring to, but it sounds like she's put up some random not-food-related sponsored posts and other miscellaneous life-related posts. 

THIS is what I hate about people deciding to blog full-time. Yes, it's a lot of work maintaining a website, social media etc. (there are two of them though…) but from a reader's perspective, it turns into sponsored post after sponsored post and ad$ ad$ ad$. It just takes the fun out of reading the blog. I find a blog much more interesting when it's someone I can relate to, who goes to work during the day and then comes home to try and cook something healthy and delicious. I respect that person and want to check out their recipe ideas. But someone who just writes about their now boring life (because social interaction and leaving the house) and says yes to any and all sponsors to pay the bills….just no. Not interested. snore

I'm coming from the land of Kath and CarrotsNCake so obviously I've been traumatized. Maybe Lindsay will make better decisions and I hope she does…but I just can't with people who blog full time-GOMI.

 

People get greedy. And then if the blog doesn't work anymore, they'll lose that income. Vicious cycle.

 

I think if a blogger goes full time as something related to their blog but not the blog itself – like being a food photographer or a food writer – i.e., Orang-ette or Tart-lette or 7 Spoons – with NO ads, it can work. I don't care if a blogger is full time or part time, sponsored posts and big colorful ads just kill the blog for me.



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