This has been quite an eventful week! Taking on sponsors is a huge deal for me; it’s something I’ve wanted for quite awhile but have been fearful of at the same time. When I attended Eat, Write Retreat earlier this year we had a workshop on how to monetize your blog. It’s something almost everyone considers at some point but there’s a risk of being perceived as selling out. The workshop was lead by the hilarious and inspiring Andy Schloss of Chef Salt. This guy does it all and while listening to him I thought “if he can do it, I can do it.” I say dream big, people. This is what I want to do with my life and it starts right here.
I’ve really loved all of the comments on my Top 20 Food Blogging Tips For Beginners. I didn’t realize it would spark so much great discussion! Several commenters pointed out an important tip that I missed: BE YOURSELF. Don’t look at what other bloggers are doing or worry about how you measure up. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. If your life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, that’s fine. Just because we’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen doesn’t mean we can’t be funny, sad, snarky or whatever. There are so many food blogs out there right now and you’ll never reach success simply by emulating others. Find your voice and USE IT.
On to the roundup.
My Favorite Instagram Photos:
I’m looking forward to wearing my new BCBG dress to a work event in a few weeks!
The newest addition to my cookbook collection. I can’t wait to dig in!
I love my *other* other job…
On Savory Simple:
Cookie Butter. Biscoff. Whatever. You need these doughnuts!
Check out this wonderful recipe from Claire at The Realistic Nutritionist and find out all about how to become a sponsor on Savory Simple!
I’m thrilled at all of the positive feedback this post has received! I’m loving the comments and questions so keep them coming!
From The Archives :
This is one of my favorite recipes on the entire blog. It’s delicious, rewarding to make and perfect for fall.
Since I posted a baked doughnut recipe earlier in the week I thought I’d highlight a good old fashioned fried doughnut recipe to balance things out. But don’t worry, it has apples so it’s healthy.
Eggy bready goodness.
My favorite posts from other bloggers this week:
- The Wicked Noodle: Chicken, Potato & Summer Vegetable Pot Pie
- Flour Child: Meyer Lemon Doughnuts
- Just One Cookbook: Japanese Cheesecake | Cream Cheesecake チーズケーキ
- Cook Republic: Brown Butter Friand Cake
- A Spicy Perspective: Spiced Apple Swedish Meatballs
- Created by Diane: Pumpkin Cheesecake Hand Pies
- Love and Olive Oil: Tomato Preserves
- London Bakes: Homemade Mascarpone
- Apron and Sneakers: Pita Bread with Italian Tomato Meat Sauce & Salad
- The perfect fried egg
- Salted pumpkin caramels? Sign me up!
- I’m missing Japan, what else is new?
- Boots, Boots, BOOTS
Have a beautiful weekend!