I’m throwing a party to say “Thank You!” to food bloggers for all you do. Kitchen PLAY Pizza Party You and a guest are invited to the Kitchen PLAY Pizza Party in San Francisco where we’ll enjoy the best pizza west of the Mississippi. Casey’s Pizza Truck will serve up handmade, old New York style […]
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day and Heart Health Month, I realize it’s time to sit you down for a little…well…heart-to-heart. Puns aside, I’ve been thinking about this topic for a while. So much goes into creating a successful food blog: delicious recipes, mouth-watering photos, captivating storytelling. And then there’s the endless marketing, community building and […]
What do a business coach, a power lifter and a stand-up comedian have to do with food blogging in the New Year? More than you might think at first glance. Hang with me, and see if I can connect the dots. This time of year, we hear a lot of talk about reducing: lowering intake, […]
I’ve been cleaning up my act. Literally. For over a year now, I’ve been working to create more harmony in my work space by getting a firm handle on my business finances and creating an effective system for handling my projects, ideas and leads. Some of this falls to my editorial calendar and “herding (idea) […]
Recently, I hosted a group of food bloggers in a Google+ Hangout to talk about how to cope with the stresses and anxieties that come with food blogging. It was a great, informative session where those in attendance shared openly the challenges and triggers that lead to burnout as well as strategies for overcoming it. […]
I’ll admit, I’ve never relied on an editorial calendar before. I’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-capris kinda gal. Which leaves me putting out a lot of fires–sometimes with my capris–and living from one opportunity to the next. Last month, I had a moment of clarity in the midst of a cacophony of ideas and projects and […]
Perhaps it’s the newly sharpened #2 pencils in a brightly colored box, a closet brimming with clothes, tags still attached, or the excitement of meeting a new teacher, but there’s something fresh about September. It’s a month filled with possibility and the cool, crisp breath of change. I’ve chosen to let the energy of this season, this shiny, promising time, fuel my vision for the small changes and big pitcure that I’m cooking up.