Food Blogger Pro, which was launched by Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom from Pinch of Yum, has been around for a little while now. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a online community and resource center for food bloggers. With a paid monthly subscription, you get access to a library of videos, tools and a discussion forum – all about food blogging.
After waffling back and forth between subscribing or just skipping it, I figured that I would give it a try. I wanted to see what it was all about, and I wanted to know if it was worth the money. I hope this Food Blogger Pro review can help you decide if it’s the right fit for you!
So what did I really think of Food Blogger Pro? Was it worth its $29 subscription?
The video library is great, but I hope it continues to grow.
The videos that are in the library are awesome. I’ve been forever converted to Lightroom for editing thanks to Lindsay’s tutorials on her workflow, and even though I’ve been propping and photographing my food for years, it was still really fun to watch those videos as well. I especially liked the specific category videos, like soup and sandwiches, that went a little more in depth about how to style more difficult types of food.
The discussion forum has a wealth of information, but it takes a while to read through it.
The discussion forum has all sorts of threads on it, topics like generating traffic, editing photos and essential plugins for your blog. I don’t think there’s a topic that hasn’t been touched. The best part? You can just add a new thread if what you want to talk about hasn’t already been brought up. Additionally, Food Blogger Pro has just hired a devoted food blogger pro member to moderate things and make sure nobody’s concerns or comments slip through the cracks.
(It’s also a great way to meet and connect with other food bloggers!)
The tools section is a little lacking.
Right now, the tools section only contains a nutrition label generator, which is definitely a useful tool for food bloggers. I would imagine that this would be a big perk for any bloggers who put their focus on creating health-conscious recipes. It’s just not for me right now (maybe someday though).
Ultimately, Food Blogger Pro is an invaluable resource for beginning food bloggers.
There were many videos in the library and many threads in the discussion forum that were super informative, but things I already knew. Since I’ve been blogging for three years now, I am just past the point of needing to know how to set up my blog and Google Analytics, etc. But, this information is beyond useful to a new blogger. I can’t even tell you how much time I would have saved when I was first starting out if Food Blogger Pro had been around.
So, is Food Blogger Pro worth it’s price tag?
Yes. I think the amount of information it provides is well worth the subscription costs, especially if you’re interested in properly setting up a food blog with WordPress, enhancing your food photography skills, or even just connecting with other bloggers.
Will I keep my subscription?
I’m not sure that I’ll maintain my subscription forever. I do wish there were more resources for more established food bloggers, but for now, I’m enjoying watching the videos and reading the discussion forum when time allows.
Have you tried it out yet? I’d love to hear about other people’s experiences with it!