I enjoy reading blogs, but understand that it takes time to follow other sites. I'd like to thank you one and all before we go any further. I feel honored that you would invest your time in reading my thoughts. Really, thank you.
I am not, by nature, a very detail-oriented person. I enjoy food because it's something that I enjoy and that cooking, for me, is something I can do quickly. I am not talented in the art of display, I typically don't garnish my dishes, and my food styling is minimal. I simply love the process of conceiving a recipe, executing it, and then eating it (the best part by far!).
What I have noticed, since I've been tracking my stats, is that while recipe posts are fairly popular, the posts that garner the most attention are the ones non-related to food. I love stories, too. I love that in reading the thoughts of others, we gain some insight into their lives, and sometimes in the process, our own.
I have decided that I'd like to invest a little more time into my blog. I'm in the process of hiring someone to help me re-organize and streamline it. I'd like to create tabs (probably including: recipes, family, travel, photography, etc.). I know I need to start tagging, and I've even toyed with the idea of advertising. At this point, it's hard for me to even find recipes I'm looking for.
I would be so thankful if you could help me. I would love suggestions, advice, your personal experience, etc. What would you like to see more of? Are there things you'd like to see less of? Constructive criticism would be much appreciated.
I don't have much experience in this world, so all advice would be welcome. I don't know what my options are beyond blogger and wordpress. At this point, I am consistently receiving about 175 pageviews per day. I don't even know if that's enough to think about advertising. If I do advertise, I'd only participate with companies that I currently purchase from - and there aren't many, I'll be honest.
At the very least, I'd like my blog to be more organized and user-friendly to those in search of something specific.
So, bring on the suggestions - can't wait to hear them! Even if you've never commented before and you want to register as anonymous -
Thanks ever so much