Hi guys! We need to have a chitty-chat about the website. Grab some coffee or whatever. I’ll wait.
Okay, settled? I wanted to run a few things past you and get some feedback on thoughts. Will you help? Awesome!
When I first had inklings of starting this blog it was to post recipes and maybe have some food related discussions and that was about the extent of it. You all know I was introduced into the food blogging world and what an amazing experience that has been. Because of that my site and ambition for the site has sort of changed.
I love my daily eats section. I cannot even tell you how much I love talking about little random stuff about my day (which might be boring to some, but it’s a fun thing for me) and about exercise. Love it! And I want to bump that up a little more and start doing some fun things and adding in more fitness related discussion. My heart lies with running and I want to talk about it more.
I also love posting tips and product reviews. I love tips because it’s fun to learn, isn’t it? And we can all learn from each other and help make our lives that much easier. I also love doing food reviews! That’s probably the most fun for me. I love trying new products and I feel like my reviews are entertaining but also helpful by providing an honest opinion. Plus I get to do even more reviews by helping out Cheaplander, double score! Tips and Reviews will not go away.
Cooking will always and forever be something I do. And I will not stop posting recipes because that’s why this site got launched. However, I have found trying to keep a schedule and posting recipes to fit the season/holiday/celebration/whatever stresses me out like you cannot even imagine. Because I don’t function that way. I would rather post stuff as I make it (if it’s something that worked! :p ). I tend to just make whatever floats my boat that day and what fits with our meal plan (as our days sort of go meat/veggie/meat/veggie…). Right now I feel like I’m in a situation where I’ve made something, but hold off on posting it because maybe it fits summer grilling season better. Or there’s this dish we eat and it really fits some other occasion so I’ll make it then! Which leaves me feeling like I have to make something just so I can post about it for that specific occasion. And I don’t like feeling forced to have to make and eat something just because. That leaves me a little cranky and this blog is about fun and food, crankiness should not be involved at all.
To sum up, nothing is going to go away. But pump up other areas and post recipes as I go along. What do you all think of that? Are you cool with more fitness and fun related posts? Are you cool with me posting recipes whenever?
And another thing. I try to make my site as user friendly as possible because that’s how I like sites to be. But sometimes I wonder since my Daily Eats section is a whole other area entirely, if people are just not seeing it. I have links to it all over the place but it tends to get overlooked and I want people to be able to see all this site has to offer. I’m working on a site redesign but that is going to be a little while before I feel it’s ready to use (plus I need a logo!). For the time being should I move my Daily Eats stuff to the front page? Would that make the site a little more user friendly?