Challenge: Can An Elevator Pitch Improve Your Blog?

When is the last time you sat down and tried to look objectively at your blog? I've been doing this recently and it's a tough task. I've been surprised how much it has evolved over time and what I've learnt on the way. For a blog that teaches people how to do things I think I'm the one who has … [Read more...]

9 Bloggers Share What Blogging Did For Them

It's very easy for me, as a social media trainer, to talk about the advantages of blogging, to tell businesses they should be blogging, to talk to other authors and try to convince them of the value of blogging. However, it's not necessarily always easy to convince businesses that they SHOULD be … [Read more...]

9 Reasons Authors Should Blog

For most authors, it's only when you come out of the writing cave that you realise how warm and cosy it was in there. Many will say that it's when the book is published that the real work starts. Whether self-published or traditionally published, it's a lot of work to send out press releases, get … [Read more...]

6 Irish Bloggers Share Their Top WordPress Plugins

I love Wordpress plugins. I know it might be geeky to say so, you may think I need to get a life but these little mini applications get me excited. For those of you who aren't familiar with plugins they are add-ons that make your site more feature rich. For example, we have a plugin for this site … [Read more...]

4 Ways Writers Should Use Instagram

  If you are trying to work out how to use Instagram to promote your writing and your books, here's four ways that are being well utilised by other authors.  Where I Write Read any interview with a writer and it will almost always include questions around the topic of when and where the … [Read more...]

3 Ways To Send Traffic To Your Website From Instagram

Last week Instagram advertising was rolled out to more users and soon it will be available to everyone. For businesses and bloggers this is good news. At last we will be able to link from an Instagram post to our websites or blogs. Until then we are stuck with one clickable link on our Instagram … [Read more...]

Webinar Replay – Instagram & Pinterest for Food & Tourism Businesses

Food and tourism businesses share one huge asset. They are both highly visual. Whether it's the latest dish in your restaurant, the cows that produce the milk for your cheese or the beautiful local surroundings there is always something to photograph and share. We recorded a webinar specifically … [Read more...]

Photographs, Presentations & More from ‘Follow The Recipe’ #socialrecipe

Thanks to everyone who came along to our first 'Follow the Recipe' event. We had a great time meeting new bloggers and hearing what Fiona, Caitriona, Kieth and Emma had to share. We also enjoyed having the opportunity to speak about our latest addiction, Instagram. Photographs: I was snapping away … [Read more...]

Event Information – Are You Coming To #SocialRecipe?

It's all go at the We Teach Social offices today ahead of our Follow The Recipe foodie and bloggers event. Lorna has been busy packing goodie bags and I'm doing cutting and sticking... If you haven't booked your tickets yet there are still a few left. You can get them online here. There will be a … [Read more...]

6 Irish Food Businesses To Follow On Instagram

Posting beautiful and mouthwatering photos of food is a must for any food business using Instagram but there should be far more to an Instagram account than photos of product. Yes I'll be tempted by your dishes but after a while they all meld into one. A good food business mixes it up and makes … [Read more...]

Interview with ‘Follow The Recipe’ Speaker – Emma Walls of Glenisk

  Our Follow the Recipe event is coming up next week and we're delighted to bring you an interview with Emma Walls, marketing manager of Glenisk. We've worked with Glenisk for over three years now since they first sponsored the Blog Awards back in 2012 and we're delighted they are sponsoring … [Read more...]

8 Irish Food Bloggers Share Their Top Blogging Tips

We asked Irish food bloggers to share their best blogging tip. If you  are a blogger who is struggling to get started, or a blogger that just wants to improve what they are doing these tips could be invaluable. Una-Minh Kavanagh - Spill The Beans Blog often, blog well. I like setting myself a goal … [Read more...]

Real Bread, Local Food & Blogging – 53 Tweets from #TalkingSoc with Keith Bohanna

  This month's #talkingsoc Tweet Chat with Keith Bohanna was great. We talked about bread, promoting yourself as a food business online and blogging. Keith has been blogging since 2005. He shared his story of how he got Real Bread Ireland going and how he used social tools to build … [Read more...]

Local Food & Social Media – #TalkingSoc With Keith Bohanna

  Join us on Twitter at 9pm Tuesday night for this month's #TalkingSoc. Our special guest this month is Keith Bohanna. Date: 7th July 2015 Time: 9pm BST Guest expert: Keith Bohanna About Keith Keith Bohanna runs a series of events which celebrate local, small scale and artisan … [Read more...]

6 Irish Food Producers To Follow On Instagram

As Amanda highlighted in her post on Irish Food Bloggers, Instagram was made for food. Photographs featuring dishes in restaurants, food being cooked, breakfast in bed, recipes and food in its raw state are hugely popular on Instagram. As a farmer, I'm passionate about seeing farmers using social … [Read more...]

Interview With ‘Follow The Recipe’ Speaker – Fiona Dillon

  Fiona Dillon, food blogger, radio presenter, columnist and author, is our second featured speaker for our Follow The Recipe: Blogging and Online Marketing for Foodies event on 23rd July. Fiona recently joined forces with Glenisk when publishing her series of Freddy Buttons books for … [Read more...]

5 Irish Food Bloggers You Should Be Following On Instagram

  Instagram was made for food, you can't go to a restaurant anymore without finding a bunch of people snapping photos of their dishes. There's even a restaurant in Tel Aviv that has made their plates Instagram friendly, including camera mounts and photography lessons that ensure their … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Interview with A ‘Follow The Recipe’ Speaker

Caitriona Redmond of Wholesome Ireland is one of the speakers at our 'Follow The Recipe Blogging and Online Marketing Event for Foodies'  on 23rd July. Here's a sneak peek into Caitriona's background and her forthcoming presentation. Title: How To Stand Out From The Crowd Do you think you need … [Read more...]

19 Tweets from #TalkingSoc – A Journey Into Food Blogging

Tuesday 2nd June 9pm GMT saw our June #talkingsoc tweetchat and we were joined by blogger, podcaster and author Caitríona Redmond of  Wholesome Ireland. Caitriona blogs wholesome, mainly healthy, recipes and advice that can be prepared on a tight budget and will appeal to families. Her first … [Read more...]

#TalkingSoc – A Journey Into Food Blogging With Caitríona Redmond

Tuesday 2nd June 9pm GMT sees our next #talkingsoc tweetchat and this time we are joined by blogger, podcaster and author Caitríona Redmond of  Wholesome Ireland. Caitriona blogs wholesome, mainly healthy, recipes and advice that can be prepared on a tight budget and will appeal to families. Her … [Read more...]

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