I’m a Guest on the Chopped Podcast!

Sabrina Snyder, Blogger from Dinner, then Dessert talks about how she grew her blog from 0 to 500,000 monthly page views in one year.

A couple of months ago I was talking to a great blogging friend of mine Greg (visit his wonderful wife’s food blog!) and he mentioned having a great conversation with Marly who runs the Chopped Conference and Podcast. A little while later I heard form Marly who wanted to connect and have me as a guest on her podcast. Cue total and utter fear.

I know you can’t blog expecting success without having people who visit your blog and read your written words, but suddenly the thought of people listening to me talk about blogging terrified me.

For over a year now this blogging ride has been a wild one filled with amazing memories and even more amazing blogging friendships. We’ve bonded over trying to figure out the strategies behind a successful blog and talking about blogging has become a sort of second nature.

Maybe its the idea that it is being recorded to last FOREVER… haha. Or maybe I’m just microphone shy. Either way be gentle, I was super nervous and excited at the same time to be a guest on the Chopped Podcast and discuss how Dinner, then Dessert has grown in its first year to over 500,000 monthly views (currently at around 600,000). I also may have gone on a little too long about my love for Cap’n Crunch. ?

Sabrina Snyder, Blogger from Dinner, then Dessert talks about how she grew her blog from 0 to 500,000 monthly page views in one year.

Ok, I’m done rambling now, if you want to listen to the podcast you can listen here:


Lastly, I wanted to reveal a secret project that I’ve been working since last fall! An E-Book about how I grew Dinner, then Dessert in its first year (I don’t honestly even know when I sleep anymore!) and here’s a little teaser about what is in store! Sign up below to receive Blogging related emails and to receive updates about Sprinting the Blogging Marathon.

Sprinting the Blogging Marathon, coming in December 2016!

And yes, I will totally be revealing my monthly numbers, both traffic AND income!


About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed this podcast. You had some really great tips for bloggers. I have been blogging for about 5 years now. It has been more of a hobby, although I have made a little money during those years. I really would love to start making more serious money and with the tips that you gave in this podcast, I am hoping that will start me in the right direction. Thank you again.