Does it ever seem like food blogging can take over your entire life? Today I’m talking about social media for busy people with Zainab Storms of the site Blahnik Baker.
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Social Media for Busy People
Today’s discussion is another in my series of coffee talk chats. My goal is for you to feel like we’re sitting at a coffee shop together, and dishing on food blogging! Today’s guest is Zainab Storms of the site Blahnik Baker (see links below).
I was so happy for this chance to chat with Zainab because I’ve been in the same circles with her for awhile but never had the chance to chat. And I’m so glad I did.
I’ve had this string of great discussions lately with people coming to food blogging from other highly professional fields, such as architects, scientists, corporate business, and more. And Zainab is in that category, she has a PhD in Neuroscience.
I love smart, powerful women! Don’t you!
Food Blogging is an Emerging Profession
But what I love, really, is that food blogging is evolving as its own profession. I confess that I’ve had times where I doubted myself for moving in this direction. Because I worked hard to go to grad school as a single mother and get my MBA. I was “this close” to getting a dual grad degree with an MHA as well. I took an international course in economics and marketing in Argentina.
And I guess there have been times where my ego has been very bedazzled by all of that. And I worked hard and achieved the title of COO at a start-up company that was a subsidiary to a non-profit. I loved it, the challenge of it, the salary, and the benefits.
But for some reason it wasn’t enough. And I edged myself slowly toward food blogging, but I have had moments where I’ve asked myself what in the world I’m doing.
So, it’s just so refreshing to hear other professionals who are making this switch too. That regardless of your background, you can feel proud of the work you’re doing as a food blogging. It’s an emerging professional career choice.
It’s all very exciting.
The Challenges of an Emerging Field
But, of course, you know what’s next. Right? Because with any emerging field, there is so much work to be done, especially if you’re a small business.
So, this conversation with Zainab was great and we talked about so many things, but when it came down to picking a title, I decided to call this episode Social media for Busy People. Because we are all so busy, and I thought Zainab had a lot of great feedback on that topic in particular.
Does it seem impossible to do it all? Well, it can be, but Zainab has some great tips on how to do it.
I love Zainab’s philosophy on sharing your work and how important it is to trust your gut. That’s always a great way to go! But I could have also called it Food Photograpy for busy people too because Zainab talks about her tight schedule for shooting and how she has even more constraints in order to work with the natural light in her home.
I was so inspired by this conversation with Zainab. It was fun to get the chance to talk with her and now to share it with you.
So let’s get straight to it. Here’s today’s feature interview with Zainab Storms.
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