Welcome to Plated with Style’s 2015 State of the Blog!
Thank you so very much for stopping by and keeping up with Plated with Style. I maintained this site for a little over two years, a mix between recipes and restaurant write-ups. Over that time, I experienced a roller coaster of learning and creativity and met a lot of great people through the blog. This project has become most dear to me, and I will continue to grow this blog the best I can!
Before I move forward, I wanted to take a moment to share with you thoughts and concerns with the current state and future goals for the blog.
Recipes…when am I going to publish new recipes? This one might be the biggest question, the majority of the older posts are recipe based. It has been about six months since rebranding from a Paleo recipe site to a food and lifestyle blog.
Since the rebrand, I published a whopping four recipes. That is not to say that I’ve shoved off recipe-type posts completely, I’d imagine more recipes will come when Fall is in full swing. 😉
Though there is one topic I’d like to address…
I have developed several desserts in this category that are for the most part successful and well-received.
Unfortunately, I am no longer interested in developing new “Paleo dessert” recipes. It was fun to learn and experiment with the science of grain-free and allergen-free baking, but this chapter must come to a close for now.
Most of the posts as of late are directed toward restaurant write-ups especially in the Boston area. I immensely enjoy this project and will focus on writing about restaurants I enjoy.
I do acknowledge that my post frequency is slower than I may like, and turnaround needs improvement. Getting on a consistent posting schedule is a challenge I commonly face. Things like career, family, and health would naturally take priority, but to be frank, I’m somewhat poor at managing my time. Time management is the biggest flaw I’d like to address for the benefit of the blog and myself.
I hope to bump the frequency up to 2 posts a week.
Web tech, writing, photography, and marketing (social media) are the critical pieces for a blog. I’m actively working on each of these skills; some need more attention the others. I find that the pictures are often better than what I can express in words. A beautiful image can say a thousand words. Thus, I foresee gallery-type post to save writer’s block.
And that concludes the State of the Blog for Plated with Style!
Once again, I want to express my deepest gratitude for reading supporting me throughout my blogging venture. I have quite a bit to work on though it’s been a thrilling ride and look forward to more. There is a lot more food to share, pictures to see, and stories to tell!