CP #86: The Slow Blog Movement

Do you ever feel the pressure to churn out the content? Today we’re talking about a different approach to blogging that we’re referring to as the Slow Blog Movement. Sara Cornelius is my guest and we’re talking about quality over quantity. If you love discussions about food blogging, listen in as I talk to Kristen Doyle about the Happy Food Blogger or with Matt Armendarez as we discuss Food Blog Photography!

Sara Cornelius is on the Chopped Podcast talking about the Slow Blog Movement!

Today’s guest, Sara Cornelius, is with the site Cake Over Steak. You’ll, of course, remember that Sara’s been on the podcast before. See the links below.

We’ve all heard stories of people who churn out the content and reap the rewards of significant traffic. My theory is, if that’s a style that works for you, go for it! It requires a strong level of organization and grit, but can be so rewarding.

However, if you’ve tried this style and felt like it just didn’t work for you, for whatever reason, today’s post is for you! There is another way. It’s called the Slow Blog Movement and today’s guest, Sara Cornelius says when she slowed things down on her blog, she actually reaped records amount of traffic for her blog.

Intrigued?

Sara describes how she spent more time on each post, created a theme around each post, and then promoted around that theme and felt so much better about it in the end as well. It’s like a win-win-win-win!

If you’d like to learn how to participate in the Slow Blog Movement, listen to Sara’s story and find ways to apply it to your site.

Our goal at ChoppedCon is to help you be your best. We hope this encouragement — the slow blog movement — is helpful to the important work you’re doing every day!

Now, go forth and Be Your Best You!

Here are some of our favorite quotes from today’s episode:

The way that I blog doesn't fit into that category. @choppedcon Click To Tweet It's the food and the recipes that tie everything together #choppedcon Click To Tweet I really want that connection with my reader. And it's the blogs like that, that made me want to… Click To Tweet I've had multiple posts that live in my brain for years before they show up on the blog.… Click To Tweet

Featured Content – Slow Blog Movement

Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Sara, where we discuss:

  • Sara describes her blog and how she does illustrations for each post
  • We talk about Sara’s experiment with doing fewer posts but putting more attention on each of them
  • Sara feels like there’s a bigger message to her overall blog, not just each individual post
  • She spends time connecting recipes on her site
  • Sara describes a series she recently created called Quest for the Best
  • We talk about the blogs that inspired Sara to start her own blog
  • She shares about a record high traffic month that happened after she spent more time per post
  • Sara wants to create the blog that works for her
  • Marly talks about the difference between vision and goals and how goals can be very linear, but vision is more expansive
  • We talk about goals and values
  • Sara and I talk about SnapChat

Show Notes

This Slow Blog Movement episode includes references to some resources you might find interesting. Here they are:

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Thanks so much for listening to today’s podcast. I hope you found it informative and helpful to the work you do every day. Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the Chopped Podcast episodes by heading on over to iTunes to subscribe to the Chopped Podcast. While you’re there, provide a review and rating is a great way to help other podcast listeners find it too! That’s it for today’s podcast. As always, thanks so much for joining in the discussion!

Posted 8 months ago by Marly on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 · Permalink

4 Responses to CP #86: The Slow Blog Movement

  1. I just started listing to your podcasts, I love your voice, and it is so soothing.
    I just finished listening to today’s podcast: I can relate to it. I post twice maximum a month, because I am a professional trained chef, and I use the blog as a vehicle to teach the fundamental of French cooking and to connect to the audience who are really want to learn and share chef quality recipes.
    Good job,
    Rachida

    • Thanks, Rachida! I’m so glad you liked the discussion with Sara. We give a lot of attention to people who post multiple times a week so talking about another perspective – slow blogging – seemed like a great idea! 🙂

  2. Hey Marly, just tuned in to listen to your latest podcast and I hear my name! Thank you for the shout-out, so nice of you! Like I said, your podcast is such a treasure trove of motivational and inspirational food blogging tips. Thank you for all your hard work!

    • Thanks, Ania! So glad you liked that little surprise. 🙂 Thanks for your kind words too – greatly appreciated! xoxo