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Pinch of Yum
June 14, 2014
8:34 pm
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welcome to the world

Tricep Dips and Spinach Chips said

I read the latest income report and was reading about the visibility information and that ads are at the top of the page ect ect

 

This paragraph was a bit cagey though, I know they were making an example but it sounded like "hey scroll back up the page and pause in the general area where ads are to toggle your screen" Am I over thinking this?

 

Here’s an example. If you’re reading this on your desktop computer, go back to the very top of this post and then grab the corner of the window and move it back and forth (left to right). Do you see how the content shifts and adjusts? That’s because Pinch of Yum is mobile responsive. Many sites are starting to use this type of design to allow for easy reading on multiple types of screens and devices.

idontknow I think it comes across fine.

Regarding their recipes: I feel as though you have to use your own common sense when following them. They often omit salt and pepper when it's kind of vital to the dish. Their cinnamon swirl bread calls for baking the bread on a sheet pan- not in a loaf pan confused Overall they're fine, but they kind of remind me of Iowa Girl Eats recipes: there's always a need to tweak something to make them stand out.

But they seem like nice people, if that counts for anything in the world of food blogging.

June 16, 2014
3:55 am
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Generally a SOMI for me, but yeah her having a real job as a teacher (former teacher here who also went abroad to teach the childrens btw) was a big part of what made her relatable. Time is a finite resource so of course there is only so much she can do in a week. Having 2 FT jobs is not sustainable long term. I once had 3 jobs plus school with only one day off and that was to sleep & study, I got rundown and had no life. If one of those jobs were something which expanded in hours and tasks I would have shot myself. If anything I'm a bit jealous tbh but I do think they're nice hard working people. Yet…her recent announcement rubbed me the wrong way. It makes sense and I don't blame her but…dunno…just doesn't sit right.

It comes up all the time when people mention recipes being similar or ripoffs or needing tweaks that ingredient lists cannot be copyrighted but directions must be worded differently. And really, there are only so many ways to write put it in a bowl and mix it.

Re: affiliate links but no income disclosed, perhaps they've not reached the payout threshold? I see no reason why readers would be interested in time doctor (monitors work and remote employees).

Maybe I'm just jealous but they're a bit more GOMI for me now though I'm still not totally sure why.

June 17, 2014
2:17 am
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Your mother said
Generally a SOMI for me, but yeah her having a real job as a teacher (former teacher here who also went abroad to teach the childrens btw) was a big part of what made her relatable. Time is a finite resource so of course there is only so much she can do in a week. Having 2 FT jobs is not sustainable long term. I once had 3 jobs plus school with only one day off and that was to sleep & study, I got rundown and had no life. If one of those jobs were something which expanded in hours and tasks I would have shot myself. If anything I'm a bit jealous tbh but I do think they're nice hard working people. Yet…her recent announcement rubbed me the wrong way. It makes sense and I don't blame her but…dunno…just doesn't sit right.

It comes up all the time when people mention recipes being similar or ripoffs or needing tweaks that ingredient lists cannot be copyrighted but directions must be worded differently. And really, there are only so many ways to write put it in a bowl and mix it.

Re: affiliate links but no income disclosed, perhaps they've not reached the payout threshold? I see no reason why readers would be interested in time doctor (monitors work and remote employees).

Maybe I'm just jealous but they're a bit more GOMI for me now though I'm still not totally sure why.

It's not just about not disclosing the income (I agree that they may not be getting money from some of them) but also about disclosing that they're affiliate links at all. Sketchy.

June 18, 2014
6:28 pm
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TheOtherOne
Baroness of Ham
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Your mother said
Generally a SOMI for me, but yeah her having a real job as a teacher (former teacher here who also went abroad to teach the childrens btw) was a big part of what made her relatable. Time is a finite resource so of course there is only so much she can do in a week. Having 2 FT jobs is not sustainable long term. I once had 3 jobs plus school with only one day off and that was to sleep & study, I got rundown and had no life. If one of those jobs were something which expanded in hours and tasks I would have shot myself. If anything I'm a bit jealous tbh but I do think they're nice hard working people. Yet…her recent announcement rubbed me the wrong way. It makes sense and I don't blame her but…dunno…just doesn't sit right.

It comes up all the time when people mention recipes being similar or ripoffs or needing tweaks that ingredient lists cannot be copyrighted but directions must be worded differently. And really, there are only so many ways to write put it in a bowl and mix it.

Re: affiliate links but no income disclosed, perhaps they've not reached the payout threshold? I see no reason why readers would be interested in time doctor (monitors work and remote employees).

Maybe I'm just jealous but they're a bit more GOMI for me now though I'm still not totally sure why.

This is one of my favorite blogs for recipes, but I totally agree with the bolded above. I've yet to see a blog make a successful transition from real day job to blogger job without losing all touch with reality. It's just kind of a bummer, but I like this one so much and I'm not looking forward to the inevitable downturnsangry

June 28, 2014
8:35 pm
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TheOtherOne said

Your mother said
Generally a SOMI for me, but yeah her having a real job as a teacher (former teacher here who also went abroad to teach the childrens btw) was a big part of what made her relatable. Time is a finite resource so of course there is only so much she can do in a week. Having 2 FT jobs is not sustainable long term. I once had 3 jobs plus school with only one day off and that was to sleep & study, I got rundown and had no life. If one of those jobs were something which expanded in hours and tasks I would have shot myself. If anything I'm a bit jealous tbh but I do think they're nice hard working people. Yet…her recent announcement rubbed me the wrong way. It makes sense and I don't blame her but…dunno…just doesn't sit right.

It comes up all the time when people mention recipes being similar or ripoffs or needing tweaks that ingredient lists cannot be copyrighted but directions must be worded differently. And really, there are only so many ways to write put it in a bowl and mix it.

Re: affiliate links but no income disclosed, perhaps they've not reached the payout threshold? I see no reason why readers would be interested in time doctor (monitors work and remote employees).

Maybe I'm just jealous but they're a bit more GOMI for me now though I'm still not totally sure why.

This is one of my favorite blogs for recipes, but I totally agree with the bolded above. I've yet to see a blog make a successful transition from real day job to blogger job without losing all touch with reality. It's just kind of a bummer, but I like this one so much and I'm not looking forward to the inevitable downturnsangry

Exactly! I get that a blog can possibly get so big that it's like another full-time job plus, but what full-time blogger keeps it real and is still someone you can relate to? I love blogs but it just sucks when you spent so much time following someone and then you just can't anymore.

July 3, 2014
4:18 pm
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I had been following POY since the early days, 2009-2010 maybe? Can't remember how I came across it but it was pre-Pinterest (if you can even remember such a world anymore others-221)

I always liked Lindsay and have actually made quite a few of her recipes. I usually end up liking all of them. In fact I'll still visit her site every month or so if I need dinner inspiration or want to re-make those s'more bars (yum).

But I just can't respect someone who ends their teaching career to food blog full time. I mean yes, they are making plenty of money (though that 20,000+ has to be before taxes, right?) but come on. You cook and bake and take pictures. Before, you were molding the minds of young children. I mean yes she writes too and develops cookbooks and stuff but…. I don't know. It just makes me sad for some reason that running a food blog makes way more money than teaching little kids. We need good teachers! Ugh. frown

Anyway, I quit cold turkey with food blogs. I don't need to see them everyday, just when I'm looking for a recipe. So no more ridiculous amounts of pageview$ and ad sale$ from me at least. emberkomodogad5bq4

July 3, 2014
5:21 pm
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chicken nuggets and

I don't know what's so bad that she felt the need to quit. I mean, yes, teacher quality and pay is an issue in good ol Murica but it was a personal decision that, when she explained it in the post, made a lot of sense. If you have the ability to make a good living doing something you love AND have the time for it, why not? And since it's just a food blog (not like a mommy blog or something) it's not like their personal lives are the centerpiece of the blog. Personally, as a reader, I click over for the food. So why exactly does having a bunch of extra time mean that their blog is going to automatically suck? Don't understand.

July 3, 2014
5:59 pm
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i hate maple syrup
Count de Meowmy
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July 31, 2013

chicken nuggets and vodka said
I don't know what's so bad that she felt the need to quit. I mean, yes, teacher quality and pay is an issue in good ol Murica but it was a personal decision that, when she explained it in the post, made a lot of sense. If you have the ability to make a good living doing something you love AND have the time for it, why not? And since it's just a food blog (not like a mommy blog or something) it's not like their personal lives are the centerpiece of the blog. Personally, as a reader, I click over for the food. So why exactly does having a bunch of extra time mean that their blog is going to automatically suck? Don't understand.

bandwagon I don't read POY and I've only clicked on it through this thread, but I have to agree. I'm sure she was a great teacher and all, but if she LOVES doing this and CAN then that's reason enough to do it. No one owes anyone else anything; /rant: I think it's because I've been seeing a whole bunch of political ads about teachers and blah blah blah…Teacher's get a shit salary, but it's also one of the easiest paths in college to go through – I took a couple of teacher courses and I got A's without even trying. I WISH I would have gone the teacher route instead of a sociology major because I would have been done in HALF the time it took me and would have graduated with honors most definitely…and, to be honest, could be doing the same thing I'm doing right now. /endrant. Regardless, if she wants to do food blogging (like CN&V said, it's not a centerpiece of her personal life-which is very important) full time, and can, then I think that's awesome – I wish I could be doing what I truly love.

But, I do have to say, that 20k HAS to be before taxes…it wouldn't really make sense if it wasn't.

July 3, 2014
8:30 pm
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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.

July 4, 2014
8:34 am
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chicken nuggets and

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.

Very true. I skipped right over that post. 

July 4, 2014
10:24 am
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Yeah, I don't know why food bloggers think I care about their "style".  It is one of my biggest pinterest pet peeves.  I follow food bloggers because I want to see food.  Get yourself a personal pinterest page and put your "style" and "wedding" and everything else that isn't food over there!  I forget who it was but I was following one particular food blogger on pinterest and every week it was like 10 new boards I had to unfollow full of twee shit.

July 4, 2014
10:44 am
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i hate maple syrup
Count de Meowmy
Meows: 605
Snarking Since:
July 31, 2013

ChirpyBootle said
Yeah, I don't know why food bloggers think I care about their "style".  It is one of my biggest pinterest pet peeves.  I follow food bloggers because I want to see food.  Get yourself a personal pinterest page and put your "style" and "wedding" and everything else that isn't food over there!  I forget who it was but I was following one particular food blogger on pinterest and every week it was like 10 new boards I had to unfollow full of twee shit.

They'll probably start using affiliate links a la fashion/lifestyle bloggers and do a weekly round up of "must haves" just to bring in more cash. So lame.

July 4, 2014
11:48 am
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Ugh.  You are so right.  What's wrong with just "keep on keepin' on"?





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