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My Thoughts A Year Later

I recently passed the one year mark of this blog and boy has it been a ride and eye opener. When I first started blogging, I thought this would probably end up as a hobby, forgotten after three months.

Yet here I am – still going strong and trying think of new ideas to keep this venture going. I didn’t know that by blogging I would be opening myself up to a world of Urbanspoon rankings, restaurant invites, offers to make up for my dissatisfaction and new online networks.

On the other hand, I also didn’t know there would be several tiers of bloggers, a subtle mix of politics and confusion over what sort of review to write once a restaurant had invited you.

Then there was the issue of writing for Weekendnotes – which articles did I put on here and which articles did I reserve for Weekendnotes? And the offer to write for Livlicious provided a similar ordeal.

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With so many bloggers out there, how would I make myself stand out from the rest?

Alas, I think I’ve come up with a strategy. I would put my food blogs on this WordPress, my roadtrips, events and top food lists on Weekendnotes and Livlicious would have a mix of everything – generally topics that had already been covered on Weekendnotes by other writers, so I wouldn’t double up articles on that website.

I started being more open to offline meetings with bloggers, events with friends and a different tactic for food blogging, considering there are so many Melbourne blogs out there. Hell, I even got a DSLR to improve on both my food photography and roadtrip snaps.

I’m grateful for all the support and have been amazed at the amout of compliments on my writing style. In addition to this, I would love all your constant feedback and advice! Meanwhile, check out all my latest articles on my other websites below.

Livlicious

Tree Surfing at Enchanted Maze, Arthurs Seat

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Skip at Little Bean Blue:
An awesome app to skip the queue, order and pick up your coffee on the dot!

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Master Roll Vietnam:
Surprisingly quality Vietnamese food in South Yarra.

Master Roll Vietnam on Urbanspoon

Cape Schanck Boardwalk

Quick St Kilda Eats:
A few foodie joints around my work side of town. Woodfrog Bakery was the cutest!

Little Pho Cafe

 

Little Pho Cafe on Urbanspoon

Banff

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Banff on Urbanspoon

Woodfrog Bakery

The Woodfrog Bakery on Urbanspoon

Mikoshi

Mikoshi on Urbanspoon



9 responses to “My Thoughts A Year Later”

  1. Jess Carey says:

    Congratulations and happy anniversary!!! I think what you’re doing is fantastic, your posts are always some of my favourites to see on my reader! Keep writing and enjoying the amazing opportunities that are coming your way 🙂 xo

  2. I’m glad your journey is ongoing!

  3. Congrats!! You have an awesome blog!
    I’ve just started my blog- be interesting to see how I end up in a year.
    Thanks for the inspo!

  4. I love how you’re striving to do something different and interesting with your blog. Happy Anniversary!

  5. Chassidy says:

    Shoot, who would have thughot that it was that easy?

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