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Becky Tarala

Working w/ Brands  - 
 
Hey everyone! I was recently approached to do some sponsored work exclusively on Twitter, which is a first for me. I was asked for my per tweet rate. Can anyone give me a ballpark figure for what you might charge for sponsored tweets? I appreciate any input! 
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Maggie Unzueta's profile photoChef Dennis Littley's profile photo
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I've been working with Izea and they pay from $5 to $40 per tweet.  its a crazy range of prices
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Julia Al Arab

Video's & Tube Video  - 
 
Hello everyone!
What video editor do you use for your YouTube videos? Specially recipe videos?! And what do you think is the best video editor??
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Thank you! +Chef Dennis Littley​ & +Char Morse​
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Meggan Hill

Monetizing & Ad Groups  - 
 
I'm sharing my knowledge about sponsored posts today on Food Bloggers Central! It's a great way to make more money with your blog. Find out where to look, what to expect, and most importantly, how much money you can make.

LINK: http://www.foodbloggerscentral.com/sponsored-posts-find-youll-paid/
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Char Morse's profile photoMeggan Hill's profile photoMaria Rivera's profile photo
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Thank you so much, +Char Morse ! Makes my day. :)
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Kelly Bejelly

General Info  - 
 
The truth. 
Here's The Truth About Overnight Success. It's a lie.
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Julia Al Arab

Video's & Tube Video  - 
 
I would like to buy an HD camcorder, so I need some help and recommendation on the good brands or the best brand, and a camcorder that is on budget for cooking videos; let's say not mote than 500$
Any tips for buying one, are so welcomed!

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Julia Al Arab's profile photoKitchen Shaman's profile photo
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You are very welcome!
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Chef Mireille

Recipe Development (discussion only)  - 
 
I have  HUGE amount of leftover Thai Basil from a class and I don't want it to go to waste. Anybody have any recipes posted I could try that requires more than just a few leaves? Maybe a sambol?
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Ev Thomas's profile photoChef Mireille's profile photo
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Thanks - just concerned the anise flavor of Thai basil might be overwhelming in a pesto
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Hello! I'm trying to post photos from my mobile to my G+ page but then I find that some photos don't get uploaded, and some are uploaded with very low quality, I'm using the same internet connection with my personal account, and nothing like that happened on it! anyone knows why?! You could check my page and see some posts has no photo ( with refresh icon on it) and some other are so tiny!!
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Cake Decor in Cairns's profile photoFood Lover Kitchen مطبخ جوليا العرب‎'s profile photo
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+Cake Decor in Cairns not all of them, some are getting uploaded well, and others are not, I thought as you said the preview was bad, but I tried viewing them from my laptop and they were so small!
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Hi all, I have a question regarding tastespotting results on google analytics. Namely, all of the hits from tastespotting in analytics refferals have 0 seconds Avg. Session Duration and a 100.00% Bounce rate, which is crazy and illogical...
Did anyone noticed the same thing? And if yes, how can we fix it?

 
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Mother Rimmy's profile photoJasmin JasminCookBook's profile photo
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Cool, +Mother Rimmy... I'm very curious  what's your google analytics saying...
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Mother Rimmy

Social Media  - 
 
Good morning! I'm looking for contributors to my Slender Summer Barbecue Recipes Pinterest board. If you develop lower calorie, whole foods recipes and would like to contribute (only your original recipes please, no pins from other bloggers), you can follow the board at https://www.pinterest.com/krimkus/slender-summer-barbecue-recipes/ and I'll send you an invite. I hope to see you there!
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Sheila Kealey's profile photoDavid Crowley's profile photoShawnDre Maximus's profile photoJimmy & Debbie's profile photo
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Hi +Mother Rimmy I am following and would appreciate an invite. I'm at https://www.pinterest.com/davidbcrowley/
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Julia Al Arab

Monetizing & Ad Groups  - 
 
 
Anyone knows how do I report a suspicious activity on my Adsense account?
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Kelly Bejelly

General Info  - 
 
Are you stuck in the free cycle?
Why Free is Bad or even better why Free is a Four Letter word!
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+Kelly Bejelly thanks for sharing. This was a good read. 
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Christine Carlisle

Monetizing & Ad Groups  - 
 
Hi All! Just curious...have any of you worked with The Delish Network? One of their people reached out to me about becoming a publisher with them, and I wanted to see what your experience was before I replied for more info. Looks like a nice group, but I'd never heard of them before! Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! 
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Heather Carter

Blog Tech (plugins, widgets and ads)  - 
 
Help please, I've been having problems with my site! I'm not able to use any of my plugins or my site will have error messages, the white screen of death and or will timeout.

It all started (I think) when I activated all of my features in my All in One SEO plugin, even the feature with the robot that says STOP. I think that might be the problem. I deleted the plugin but I think it may have left some bad files, or something.

I tested each plugin, one by one, and my site loaded just fine. But, if I leave a plugin active for any amount of time the problem returns.

After many hours of researching and dozens of calls to Godaddy, I'm still not able to use any plugins. My site loads perfectly when my plugins are deactivated, but it's been really frustrating to say the least.

Any suggestions on what might be causing this would be very much appreciated!

Heather @ http://MySweetMission.net
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Oh, you're more than welcome, +Heather Carter - always a pleasure to help out people in this lovely, little community of ours :)
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Chef Mireille

Optimization (SEO)  - 
 
I switched to Wordpress just a month ago and there are so many plug ins available. Just wanted feedback on what WP experts think are the best SEO plug ins. I currently have All in One Seo and use Sumo Me (came highly recommended from SEO "expert") for social sharing, etc. however I was just reading that Yoast is highly recommended and wondering if I should switch from All in One to Yoast. Then others say Jetpack is the best...a bit overwhelemed

Please help this Wordpress newbie!!!!
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Another vote for Yoast!
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Scott Thomas

Social Media  - 
 
Here's why we need to spend more time here and on Instagram or Pinterest. Facebook is dying a very painful death. 

http://www.cision.com/us/2015/06/5-huge-misconceptions-about-facebooks-value-to-your-business/

#Facebook   #SocialMedia  
Facebook provides value to brands, but not in the way you might think. See why five popular lines of thinking about Facebook are really misconceptions.
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Just a quick little note here...Facebook has very quietly added a feature to pages showing how responsive you are to messages sent by followers, and this is part of a larger trend where engagement is absolutely vital to the health of your social media pages. If you don't respond to people's questions, comments, complaints, etc., it is possible that you could be hit via filters in analytics as well as simply losing followers who think you don't care. I know that +Chef Dennis Littley and others here have been stressing the importance of engagement on G+, and it does seem like it's every bit as important across all platforms.  -Marc
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I noticed that the other day! I'll be curious to see how it all works as it goes forward. I respond to every comment and message on my page in some way or another...but when I saw that it expects me to do it in 5 minutes??? Yeah, we'll see how that goes....  ha I'll continue to reply to everything, but as a mom of 3, the 5 minute thing seems a little intense. Maybe an hour or two is more realistic. I can't be glued to FB at all minutes of the day just to get better reach! Speaking of reach... I had a FB post reach over 12,000 people this past week (with over 90 shares) when I have only 5500 FB fans. Not too shabby!
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claudia lamascolo

Blogging Tips & Questions  - 
 
Can anyone recommend someone who  designs blogs, moves and can help me get my own domain?  I am looking for someone that has experience with the person they recommend   thanks  
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Kathleen Smith's profile photoChef Mireille's profile photo
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I just had a designer redo my site and do a switch from blogger to wordpress and she is great. small entrepreneur who only works with one client at a time. Very responsive. She is on vacation now but will be back next week. tracie.momie@gmail.com
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Maria Zioga

Blogging Tips & Questions  - 
 
Hello everyone! I am thinking of moving my blog from Blogger to WordPress. I have to admit that I don't know much about WordPress and the whole moving procedure. I know that I have to buy a Theme and I found one called Foodie Pro which Costs around $ 130 it includes the Genesis Framework as well. Do you think this is a good choice? Thank you all for your input 
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Darlene Kratz (Dip Recipes Creations)'s profile photoSlavic Cooking's profile photo
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+Darlene Kratz  A fellow Weaver groupie LOL I am so happy with Weaver products for WordPress. The designer has very elaborate, detailed documentation to help you tweak it to your needs and more so, your wants - more than any theme I have seen for WordPress. If you like Weaver II Pro you would totally love Weaver Xtreme. The Free & Pro versions are on it's way to being retired and even though they will continue to support the theme with security updates there won't be any further upgrades.

I just moved my blog to Weaver Xtreme in late May before I had my surgery but it is a whole new format. Anyone converting from earlier versions will need several Weaver plugings to help with the process. I ran a few practice runs of converting by creating clones so when I did make the change I didn't have a long off-line conversion.
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nicole branan

Community Events  - 
 
Good morning everyone! The DMBLGiT (Does My Blog Look Good in This?) food blog photography contest is running on The Spice Train this month. The contest is a fun and friendly community event and open to all food bloggers. Head on over to find out more and to enter! #dmblgit       #foodphotography  
Hello hello my blogging friends! I have exciting news: the incredibly popular food photography contest DMBLGiT (Does My Blog Look Good in This?) will be hosted right here on The Spice Train this month!  The team is ready for your submissions...
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Chef Dennis Littley
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Workshops & Conferences  - 
 
Here is the schedule with clickable links to the 13 sessions of the Third Annual Virtual Bloggers Conference
All Events are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (New York Time)

Friday June 12th
8 PM –  Virtual Cocktail Party  : https://goo.gl/y3G1yy
               Guests Welcome -ask to be invited in

Saturday June 13th
10 AM – SEO and Your Blog : https://goo.gl/3XwRLV

12 PM – How to Be a YouTube Show Host :  https://goo.gl/dakgNP

 2 pm – Engaging with Your Audience Online and IRL : https://goo.gl/S1vHPW 

4 pm – Ad Networks Revealed, Looking Behind the Curtain : https://goo.gl/eyNKUu

6 pm – The Future of Hangouts : https://goo.gl/qUM2o6

8 pm – Streaming Live Video with Periscope and Meerkat : https://goo.gl/Tk6323
 

Sunday June 14th
10 am – Using LinkedIn to your Advantage : https://goo.gl/Er0hDD

12 pm – Visual Strategies for your Blog and Social Media : https://goo.gl/kJt7rT 

2 pm – The Ever Changing Facebook and How to Use it Effectively : https://goo.gl/Ug9nQj

4 pm – So You Want to be a Podcaster : https://goo.gl/5zUXFS

6 pm – Let’s Talk About WordPress : https://goo.gl/N4Yqid

8 pm – Circloscope and Nod3x : https://goo.gl/mzidl4

All session will be available for replay if you can't attend live on my YouTube Channel https://goo.gl/4oGbkx
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Nazim Beltran's profile photoJager Foods - Food for Thought's profile photoHeather Carter's profile photoDear Creatives's profile photo
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This Virtual Conference is the best for learning new stuff! Highly recommend them.
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