8 October 2014

{Travelling} Canada, eh?

I just came back from my motherland where the sun was shining and I got hugs from my mum (yes I am a 31 year old women) every day.

Whilst the Indian summer was going underway, I was thinking about this little blog. I started blogging just for fun almost two years ago now, and since then I realised lots of things about food blogging. First, taking pictures of food is bloody hard work! Two, putting a recipe post together is a lengthy project, not a two hour jobbie. And third, it allows me to be as creative as I want to be and I just love this.

I always think of holidays as a time to make resolutions (my husband is totally gonna say I stole this from him). Am I the only one? It's like I'm allowed to press the reset button and start afresh. So in a bid to continue to have fun whilst blogging, here is my list of 'blog-olutions' - I'm such a nerd.

One - consistency. I definitely am not the most consistent blogger, sometimes going months without posting, and this trait of mine annoys me more than you will ever know. So I will attempt to make a blog calendar, stick to it and let's see how this goes…

Two - better my photography skillzz. I'm going to put my hand up and say that I received a beautiful new DSLR at my birthday last June and that I still shoot in auto mode. Bad blogger. I really want to teach myself about photography. Any tips on where to start?

Three - social media. I am writing this and I feel like my mother. Yes, I have two Instragram accounts, a twitter account and a personal Facebook page. Still I barely use them. And I don't really network with them. My excuse is that it takes times, and I do have a full time job. But, I really want to meet people through blogging! I feel like I am asking anyone that reads this if they want to be my friends...

Four - putting time aside to blog. Self-explanatory, but really I need to put time aside in my schedule and just get down to it. An hour a week for photo editing. An hour a month to plan posts. Waking up an hour early every week to photograph so I can get the natural light and not rely solely on taking pictures on the weekend. Spreading out the workload will help me  not get overwhelmed.

Five - diversity. Now I am putting this out there, and I have no clue how this will pan out, but I am toying with the idea of not just doing recipe posts. Maybe throw a little bit of DIY in there,  or I'd also love to say 'fashion' but I might be too camera shy to do that. Anyway, nothing set in stone, but basically, I'd like to branch out a little. Maybe.

So here it is. Five little things to enjoy blogging more. Do you take time to make lists like this? I'd love to know!


  1. Huzzah to more blog posts. I like your blog-olutions! In terms of photography, I've found some good courses online, which I purchased and completed maybe 3hrs before getting distracted, hence they didn't help as much as they could have but the tips were very helpful so could be worth having a look and you seem very active on twitter (I'm useless) so credit where credit is due!

    1. Thanks Cat! Your comments are always so cheery :) I purchase an e-book about food photogaphy from the Pinch of Yum blog some months ago now (http://pinchofyum.com/tasty-food-photography) but I am yet to read it...

    2. Ooh that Pinch of yum book looks pretty awesome, you might let me know if it's useful as I'm quite tempted!