5 years ago, I started this blog.
It sounds like a long time. But then when I remember that I’ve living in the same house for 6 years, at the same job for 10 years, with The Koala for 13 years, living Auckland for 22 years…5 years doesn’t sound so long.
5 years ago, I had just started to enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and was taking terrible photos of my food. If you dig around, you’ll find my first blog posts. I can laugh about it. My curiosity to try new things and persistence kept this blog going.
Since last year, I upgraded my DSLR, I joined brunchclub, I met lots of lovely bloggers, I’ve eaten with lots of food bloggers, I made a media kit (to get more serious and focused), I created a photography portfolio, I started using Instagram, I attended food photography workshops, I took on photography jobs. I started getting invited to food events as media (OMG whut!?), I ate out, I ate out a lot, I’m still here.
Courage to investigate and experiment
I’m super grateful for the food adventures this blog as allowed me to experience.
This year I’ve expanded this blog outside of just one foodie’s opinion by featuring foodies, chefs and restaurant owners in my Tasty Questions series. I’ve loved being nosey and seeing what other passionate foodies are eating, cooking and thinking about.
Where we’re headed
I have done a couple of sponsored posts. I would love to break even on this blog but 99.9% of my blog posts are not sponsored. I learned to stop repeating that my posts are NOT sponsored. But I will tell you if and when they are and I would never recommend something I didn’t like. I’ve marvelled at the local businesses around me who stand proudly by their ethics and beliefs.
As a big thank you (and because it’s not a real birthday without presents), I have some giveaways lined up of things that I love and I think that you will love too.
Watch this space!