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Eat Blog Talk is the one-stop podcast for food bloggers, delivering value and instilling confidence so you can level up in your business. The podcast features interviews with food bloggers and other experts who deliver valuable and relevant information and insights to the blogging space.

We cover all the hot food blogging topics such as SEO, social media strategies, keyword research, how to pitch yourself to brands and which keyword research tools to use. We also focus on improving your mindset, as this will help improve your job performance, creativity, productivity and add value to your business.

Eat Blog Talk publishes new episodes every Monday and Thursday.

Eat Blog Talk Megan Porta

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 166 Ratings

Eat Blog Talk is the one-stop podcast for food bloggers, delivering value and instilling confidence so you can level up in your business. The podcast features interviews with food bloggers and other experts who deliver valuable and relevant information and insights to the blogging space.

We cover all the hot food blogging topics such as SEO, social media strategies, keyword research, how to pitch yourself to brands and which keyword research tools to use. We also focus on improving your mindset, as this will help improve your job performance, creativity, productivity and add value to your business.

Eat Blog Talk publishes new episodes every Monday and Thursday.

    SEO Expert Compilation - Strategies for Success in 2024 with Ty Kilgore, Samantha Blake & Steve Wiideman

    SEO Expert Compilation - Strategies for Success in 2024 with Ty Kilgore, Samantha Blake & Steve Wiideman

    In episode 500, Megan chats to 3 SEO experts: Ty Kilgore, Samantha Blake and Steve Wiideman, about what SEO strategies will help food bloggers grow most in 2024.
    Ty Kilgore has been geeking out on SEO and Digital Marketing for over 14 years. He founded Everything Digital Marketing in order to share his passion and to clearly instruct, guide, and help influencers overcome the frustrations related to SEO and Digital Marketing.
    Samantha Blake began a web design and SEO business after food blogging didn’t go as planned. While she still enjoys cooking and baking as a hobby, she learned she truly had a love for web design and SEO pieces when it comes to business. Sam particularly loves designing and developing websites and coming up with SEO strategies for food bloggers - it's the best of both worlds! 
    Steve Wiideman is the Orange County, California based strategic planning specialist, founder of The Wiideman Consulting Group, and renowned as “SEO Steve” for the extraordinary breakthroughs he helped achieve for Fortune 500 companies and local small startups alike.
    In this episode, you’ll learn what you need to do in 2024 to rank on Google and grow your blog, including which SEO strategies are outdated, how to get ahead of competitors and how to use AI to improve your SEO.
    - Unique Perspective is Key: It’s important to offer a unique perspective in content creation to stand out in search results. With AI becoming more integrated into search engines, bloggers must focus on providing content that goes beyond generic answers and offers a distinct viewpoint.
    - Strategic Optimization: Analyze existing content and strategically optimize it for better SEO performance. Find a balance between creating new content and optimizing existing posts.
    - Don't Obsess Over Technical SEO: While technical SEO is important, bloggers should focus on creating high-quality content and trust in the main technical aspects provided by their hosting, theme, and plugins.
    - Adaptability in Food Blogging: You have to be flexible and responsive to changes in the food blogging realm.
    - Create High-Quality Content: Focus on providing comprehensive and valuable content to users. This includes detailed instructions, variations, and supplementary resources such as videos to cater to diverse preferences and enhance user experience.
    - Backlinks and Shareable Content: Create shareable content and acquire backlinks to improve visibility and engagement.
    - Use AI Tools Carefully: AI tools can enhance your content but be aware of the pitfalls of using it in a way that generates generic or inaccurate content.
    - Regularly Monitor Competitors' Activities: Stay informed about competitors' strategies and content gaps by frequently scanning their XML sitemaps to identify areas for improvement and new content opportunities.
    - Identify Primary Competitors Based on Business Goals: Determine key competitors aligned with your business objectives, focusing on top search results in Google for relevant topics to benchmark against and monitor their strategies.
    - Diversify Marketing Efforts Across Platforms: Expand marketing efforts beyond Google by prioritizing video content creation and distribution across various platforms such as TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts, enhancing brand visibility and engagement.
    Connect with Ty Kilgore Website
    Connect with Samantha Blake Website
    Connect with Steve Wiideman Website

    • 1 hr 2 min
    5 Steps to Creating a Sustainable Morning Routine (Mindset & Self-Care)

    5 Steps to Creating a Sustainable Morning Routine (Mindset & Self-Care)

    In this episode, Megan outlines 5 steps to help us craft a morning routine that fosters energy, productivity, and overall well-being.
    Whether you spend 10 minutes on a morning routine or 3 hours, these rituals can enhance our consistency in business endeavors and our personal lives. Megan explains the multitude of benefits of morning routines, including increased productivity, improved mood, mental and physical health, and the cultivation of gratitude and inspiration.
    She covers the following key points:
    - Design Your Dream Morning Routine: Envision an ideal morning routine without time constraints, considering activities that ignite energy and align with personal goals.
    - Develop a Baseline Morning Routine: Determine the time available for your morning routine and prioritize activities accordingly. Even short routines can yield significant benefits.
    - Prepare in Advance: Visualize the morning routine before bedtime to set intentions and align the mind with upcoming activities. Use strategies like going to bed earlier, removing distractions like phones, and finding an accountability partner to keep you on track.
    - Set It in Motion: Initiate your morning routine without delay; you’ll be surprised at how empowering it feels to take action. Start immediately rather than procrastinating for the "perfect" moment.
    - Refine and Repeat: Do your routine consistently but remain flexible and adapt it when necessary, this will make it sustainable in the long run.
    Get in touch with Megan if there is a specific mindset and self-care topic you'd like her to cover.
    Website | Instagram

    • 29 min
    5 Mindset Shifts for Landing Brand Deals Without Feeling Gross with Brittany Roche

    5 Mindset Shifts for Landing Brand Deals Without Feeling Gross with Brittany Roche

    In episode 498, Megan chats to Brittany Roche about mindset shifts and practical strategies for successful brand collaboration while staying true to ourselves.
    Brittany Roche founded Plant Power Couple with her partner Terrence in 2015, eager to share their innovative take on vegan cooking with other plant-curious people. Brittany started working with brands in 2020. She had just made it into MediaVine when the pandemic hit and she saw her RPMs drop drastically. She had been learning about working with brands for 3 years prior to this, but when she knew she had to diversify her income, she decided to really go for it! Now, she's formed genuine relationships with dozens of brands and has created a system that ensures a consistent stream of brand work that feels natural.
    In this episode, you'll learn about the importance of building genuine relationships with brands, strategies for resilience in the face of rejection, and effective follow-up techniques to maximize collaboration opportunities.
    - Build Genuine Relationships: It is important to establish authentic connections with brands to create meaningful collaborations.
    - Resilience in the Face of Rejection: Maintain a positive mindset and separate your self-worth from the outcome of pitches; you’ll need perseverance.
    - Effective Follow-up Strategies: Pitch with a timeline in mind and implement follow-up sequences to maintain engagement with brands.
    - Setting Deadlines and Themes: Set deadlines and create themed series to structure pitches and provide a clear framework for collaboration opportunities.
    - Recognize the Emotional Toll: Don’t underestimate the emotional challenges of pitching - continue self-care practices and self-compassion throughout the process.
    - Apply Mindset Shifts Beyond Pitching: The mindset shifts discussed can be applied not only in pitching to brands but also in various aspects of entrepreneurship and personal growth.
    - Celebrating Progress and Resilience: Celebrate small victories and recognize the courage and resilience required to pursue entrepreneurial endeavours.
    Connect with Brittany Roche
    Website | Instagram

    • 42 min
    Triple Your Social Media Following in a Few Months Using This Tried and Tested Strategy with Lexi Harrison

    Triple Your Social Media Following in a Few Months Using This Tried and Tested Strategy with Lexi Harrison

    In episode 497, Lexi Harrison teaches us the latest strategy to grow on Instagram and TikTok and how to generate a lot of audience engagement.
    Lexi and Beth are the mother-daughter duo behind Crowded Kitchen, a (mostly) vegetarian food blog. In addition to creating recipes, photography and videography for Crowded Kitchen's social media and website, Lexi and Beth also create freelance content for many food and beverage brands.
    In this episode, you’ll learn about how to increase your social media following and improve your engagement using hooks, voiceovers and captions.
    - Post a Series to Build an Audience: Posting a series of related content on Instagram Reels encourages people to follow your account for more.
    - Leverage Facebook for content distribution: Leverage your content via Facebook, especially now that there is the ability to post reels.
    - Casual Setup and Filming: Avoid overstylizing your shots and use an iPhone for filming.
    - Longer Form Content for TikTok: TikTok strategy includes using longer videos to qualify for the creator fund (i.e. monetization).
    - Variable Posting Frequency: The frequency with which you post can vary without it necessarily affecting your views (e.g. daily, weekly, bi-weekly etc.).
    - Caption This: Detailed captions on Instagram Reels are emphasized for audience engagement.
    - Your Voice = Engagement: Voiceovers are crucial for engagement, especially on TikTok.
    - Showing Your Face: Showing one's face is not necessary for content success; Lexi suggests you focus instead on compelling hooks.
    - Practice, Practice, Practice: Experiment with different hooks to capture audience attention and drive engagement.
    Connect with Lexi Harrison
    Website | Instagram

    • 43 min
    5 Steps to Visualizing Your Dreams (Mindset & Self-Care)

    5 Steps to Visualizing Your Dreams (Mindset & Self-Care)

    In this episode, Megan explores the transformative power of visualization, focusing on five steps to help you manifest your dreams.
    Megan explains why visualization is essential in accelerating personal and professional goals. Visualizing your dreams involves more than just imagining; it entails embodying the emotions and sensations associated with achieving your desires and requires clarity, belief, and inspired action in the process.
    Megan covers the following key points:
    1. Know What You Want: Clearly define your goals, whether they involve material possessions, experiences, or personal growth. Be open to flexibility in the details while maintaining clarity on your desires.
    2. Understand Why You Want It: Dig deep into the reasons behind your aspirations. Your true motivations often extend beyond surface-level desires and connect to deeper values and emotions.
    3. Believe It Is Yours: Embrace a mindset of unwavering belief that your dreams are within reach. Visualize them as if they are already manifesting in your life, amplifying the emotions of gratitude and fulfillment.
    4. Release and Trust: Surrender control over the "how" and trust in the universe, God, or your higher power to orchestrate the details. Let go of doubt and have faith that your intentions will materialize in due time.
    5. Take Inspired Action: Remain open to signs and inspirations that guide you towards your goals. Act upon these insights with confidence and determination, knowing that each step brings you closer to realizing your dreams.
    Get in touch with Megan if there is a specific mindset and self-care topic you'd like her to cover.
    Website | Instagram

    • 24 min
    How to Make Money by Teaching Online and In-Person Cooking Classes with Ashley Covelli

    How to Make Money by Teaching Online and In-Person Cooking Classes with Ashley Covelli

    In episode 495, Megan chats to Ashley Covelli about how to host successful virtual or in-person cooking classes, including technical setup, engagement strategies, and pricing considerations.
    Ashley Covelli is the food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor behind Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen and the co-founder of Passing the Plate. She loves helping busy people find time to cook delicious meals while reducing the amount of stress, money, and waste involved in the process. She believes in the restorative and joyful practice of sharing meals in the community, preserving the recipes of our ancestors, and cooking as a way of creating memories with loved ones. Ashley’s legitimately tiny kitchen is located in Ossining, New York, where she lives with her husband, son, and a feisty rescue cat. Her professional background is in graphic design and fine art, and she brings that aesthetic to her culinary creations.
    In this episode, you’ll learn about how to generate additional income through cooking classes and finer details like creating a welcoming environment, managing class logistics, and striking a balance between preparation and execution.
    - Diversify Revenue Streams: Consider various income sources like sponsored posts, affiliates, and teaching classes to sustain your business.
    - Protect Your Energy Levels: Avoid overcommitting to classes or projects to maintain balance and prevent burnout.
    - Factor in Prep Work: Acknowledge the extensive preparation involved in virtual classes, including recipe testing, setup, teaching, and cleanup.
    - Test Your Gear: Prioritize tech checks and microphone charging to ensure smooth virtual class experiences.
    - Encourage Audience Interaction: Create a welcoming environment by inviting questions and feedback during classes.
    - Be Prepared for Tech Glitches: Stay calm and adaptable in case of technical issues during live sessions.
    - Use Instagram Stories: Use platforms like Instagram Stories to practice and improve comfort with video content.
    - Engage Authentically: Embrace imperfection and genuine interactions to connect with your audience effectively.
    Connect with Ashley Covelli
    Website | Instagram

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

jnsa213 ,

Amazing Learning Tool

I’m not in the food blog niche, but this podcast has such useful information for anyone wanting to start a blog- no matter the topic. The host, Megan Porta, is smart, positive, and kind. Her guests have verh useful information on how to start and monetize a blog.

__Daniela ,

Informative, motivational, just GOOD

Thank you Megan for such an amazing podcast! As a newbie, this podcast is is not only informative but so motivational. Thank you to all the guests of the show who are real and deep dive into their successes, what gets them out of a rut and/or how they are able to get back on track.

TanjaSue ,

Great info even for the non-food bloggers!

I have a sports blog but this is still one of my fave podcasts because there are great nuggets of wisdom applicable to any blogger.

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