Traffic and Blogging Income September 2013

Traffic and Blogging Income September 2013 www.thisgalcooks.com #bloggingincome #bloggingtraffic #googleanalytics

Good afternoon and Happy Sunday! Since October is here, it's time to go over This Gal Cook's Traffic and Blogging Income for September 2013! September was a fantastic month for This Gal Cooks. The blog finally hit the 100,000 page views mark for a single month! Page views are up about 30,000 from August. I know I didn't do a post for August so I'll do a quick little overview. September was a busy month and by the time I thought about it, … [Read more...]

Food Photography Tips: Breakfast Egg Bake Casserole

Food Photography Tips: Breakfast Egg Bake Casserole from www.thisgalcooks.com

It's always fun to take new photos of your old recipes. Here are my latest Food Photography Tips: Breakfast Egg Bake Casserole.   When I first started blogging, I didn't really care what my photos looked like. Well, I did to a point but I didn't do too much to make sure they were exceptional. I used my iPhone camera (not knocking the iPhone camera as it can take some great photos) and I didn't try to take photos in natural … [Read more...]

Grow Your Blog Networking Party #4

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Good morning, friends! Thanks for joining us again at GYB Networking Party! Let me first mention that it's Slow Cooker Week and along with three other bloggers (including our lovely host Paula) we are giving away a really useful Crock Pot! So how has your week been? Mine's been pretty good. I got back from training in Atlanta on Thursday evening. Yea, so I really hate flying so I ended up renting a car and driving home. That's how bad my … [Read more...]

Recipe Revamp: Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad

Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad by This Gal Cooks. The flavors will knock your socks off!

Good morning and Happy Friday! Today I will be sharing one of my recipe revamps with you. I made two of my older recipes again and took new photos. Below you will find one of them, Tangy Red Potato Bacon Salad, with before and after photos. How was your week? Mine was pretty crazy. I flew to Atlanta Monday evening. Although the flight was smooth, I was not thrilled with it. I do not like flying. I was very anxious to catch the returning … [Read more...]

Google Analytics Stats and July Recipes

Google Analytics Stats and July Recipes from www.thisgalcooks.com

Good morning and happy Saturday. Can you believe it's already August? Well, you know what that means...it's time for July's monthly Google Analytics Stats and Recipe Recap! I sure was busy cooking last month, wasn't I? I'll get to the recipes in a moment but first, I want to go over my Google Analytics Stats for the month of July. July was a great month for This Gal Cooks, for the most part. My traffic continued to grow and my bounce … [Read more...]

Google Analytics Stats and June Recipes

Google Analytics Stats and June Recipes from www.thisgalcooks.com

Good morning and happy Saturday. Can you believe it's already July? Well, you know what that means...it's time for June's monthly Google Analytics Stats and Recipe Recap! Those recipes sure look good, don't they? I'll get to the recipes in a moment but first, I want to go over my Google Analytics Stats for the month of June. June was a great month for This Gal Cooks. My traffic continued to grow and my bounce rate, while still pretty … [Read more...]

Food Photography: BBQ Nachos Revamp

BBQ Nachos from www.thisgalcooks.com #BBQrecipes #nachos 2WM

Having a DSLR camera for snapping photos of your food is great once you learn the ins and outs of using the camera. Food photography can be pretty complicated but have no fear, with a little practice, you can take great photos of your food! As I've mentioned before, when I first started taking photos of my food, I was very VERY inexperienced with photography. You could say that I am still inexperienced but you can take the very's out of the … [Read more...]

Google Analytics Stats and May Recipes

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Well hello, June. Yep, it's June first. Can you believe it?  Today officially marks the first day of hurricane season. Florida hasn't been hit by a strong hurricane since 2005, I believe. Hurricane Wilma hit South Florida that year. I lived in Central Florida in 2005 so I didn't get much of an impact from that storm but the year before, in 2004, where I lived was hit by three hurricanes: Charley, Frances and Jeanne. It was a crazy year that year. … [Read more...]

Recipe Revamp: New Photos for Two Fan Favs

Cast Iron Buttermilk Cornbread from www.thisgalcooks.com #cornbread #castironskillet wm

Good morning and Happy Tuesday! How was your long weekend? Mine was fantastic! I definitely could have gone for more days off but such is life. I recently realized something...my one year blog anniversary (or blogiversary as it's called in the blogging world) is coming up! June 6th will mark one year since I started my blog. Many of you who have been following since the beginning remember that I started out as Jam's Corner. I soon realized … [Read more...]

Blog Hop: Grow Your Blog with Facebook Tips

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INTERESTED IN CO-HOSTING? PLEASE EMAIL THISGALCOOKS@GMAIL.COM AND JULIE WILL GET YOU SCHEDULED! Good Thursday morning and welcome to the Grow Your Blog (or GYB) blog hop! Paula and I are so happy to have you link up with us this week. And we happily welcome any new bloggers to the party! :) How has your week been? Do you have any plans for the weekend? What is the Grow Your Blog Hop all about? NETWORKING! Meeting new bloggers, finding new … [Read more...]