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 … [Read more...] about Have a Heart!
Last month I asked the Kitchen PLAY network of bloggers to describe their culinary bucket list. Here is what they shared: “I am traveling to Cuba this fall. Havana and New Orleans are sister cities in many ways. The history, culture, food all closely related, and in fact, until the Cuban embargo … [Read more...] about Question of the month: What’s on Your Culinary Bucket List for 2013?
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, paring down, cutting … [Read more...] about Starting the New Year, More or Less
Last month I asked the Kitchen PLAY network of bloggers to share their best ideas for homemade gifts this holiday season. Here are the creative inspirations they shared: I'm not the most organized person and frequently find myself scrambling for hostess gifts, last minute neighbor gifts and … [Read more...] about Question of the month: With the holiday season quickly approaching, what is your best homemade gift idea?
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 … [Read more...] about Cleaning Up My Act
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 … [Read more...] about Battling Blogger Burnout