Can you believe my tiny blog is one year old!
I'm honestly rather chuffed with myself for sticking at this blog-malarky for so long. I'm notorious for giving up all my hobbies, so for me this is an achievement in itself. I don't really know why I started a food blog. I've always been into my food, very much someone who "lives to eat" not "eats to live" yada yada. I religiously followed a few different fashion, food and lifestyle bloggers and I guess one day thought, I'll give it a go. Anyhoo since then, I've been hooked.
The Blogging Community
I've written exactly 71 posts since starting, with a few breaks for exams etc. But now I've finished uni *sobs*, I can dedicate more time to immerse myself in the blogging community. I think blogging allows you to be creative and discover new bloggers, ideas, recipes and tips. I mean, if you wanted you could sit at home, never leave the house but at the same time be part of this wicked community from the comfort of your bed. And I love that. Anybody can blog. It's always so rewarding when someone interacts with your post. Just a small acknowledgement of your hard work. I know it's not about the numbers, but a few more followers here and there is exciting stuff.
My only issue is that I wish the foodblogger community was as active and had as many opportunities as the fashion/beauty/lifestyle community. Maybe people are just more interested in reading about product reviews and beauty tips? Or perhaps I've missed something.
I have a list of 100+ recipe and blog post ideas lined up, if I have the time (and budget). I think I need to be more confident in reaching out to brands and companies or maybe other bloggers for collaboration projects. I'm going to try and challenge myself with some tricky recipes, maybe some pastries or bread.
My current dilemma is that I frankly don't like the aesthetics of my blog. Ideally, I want to move over to WordPress and buy a domain name. However, I'm unsure how to move all my content over? And unfortunately I'm pretty sure I'll have to do it all manually. Boo. If anyone knows of any tips, please let me know!
I'm also toing and froing between branching out into lifestyle/fashion/beauty posts. Although, my somewhat androgynous style would probably go down like a lead balloon. I don't think wearing the same pyjamas 3 days in a row counts as an #ootd. Also, I need to up my photography game. I'm slowly getting there. I'm planning on making my own lightbox and once I've moved out of my grotty student house, I'll have all the space to experiment.
Finally, I'm considering trying my hand at vlogging. I know everyone hates their own voice but I think I'd just cringe watching myself back. Also, I don't think I could handle any mean comments which I'm sure you're bound to get on that kind of platform. Oh the decisions.
Aiming to continue blogging for another year and maybe grow a little following. I could call them the 'teaspoons' or 'spoonettes'. Anyhoo, late night ramblings over.
Molly, 23, London.
A tiny food pornographer, with a minor addiction to burgers and sushi. Following a dairy-free diet not by choice, but forever choosing to eat cheese and chocolate.