A lot of bloggers do most of their work in isolation. We shoot photos. Prepare recipes. We share on social media. But there’s another concept starting to take hold: The Village of Blogging. I’m talking with Trevor and Jennifer Debth about their site, Show Me the Yummy and their latest venture, The Blog Village.
Today’s guest, Jennifer and Trevor Debth of the site, Show Me the Yummy (see link below) and we’re talking about The Village of Blogging. Because it’s so easy to feel isolated as a blogger. I definitely have experienced Isolation Syndrome! You want so much to build your own site and do it your way, but when it comes down to it, finding ways to connect with other bloggers and to even create systems of accountability for yourself, can be so important!
Trevor and Jennifer talk about how they built their popular blog, and how they’re continuing to grow it even further, through creative planning, skill, hard work, and even having some fun along the way. Their blog took a huge leap in traffic from 2015 – 2016 and they talk about some of the things that helped them along the way.
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Featured Content – The Village of Blogging
Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Trevor and Jennifer, where we discuss:
- Why they started their blog Show Me the Yummy
- We talk about Trevor’s experience as a photographer and how Jennifer learned from Trevor so she could do the photography for the site
- Trevor and Jennifer discuss the things they’ve learned along the way that has helped them grow their blog and allowed Trevor to quit his full-time job
- We talk about “Quality Content” and take some of the mystery out of what that means
- We talk about the importance of quality visual content on your site
- Jennifer talks about her editorial planning process
- We talk about social media and how they use that to grow their audience
This episode on the village of blogging includes references to some resources you might find interesting. Here they are:
- Learn more about today’s guests, Jennifer & Trevor Debth on their sites: Show Me The Yummy and Learn More about The Blog Village
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