A Draft From The Past
While a huge transformation is well under way (STAY TUNED), I stumbled upon this post that I drafted April 11, 2018. I debated about whether to publish it or not cause it was written way back when I was feeling extremely uninspired and now that it’s been almost a year — I still find it relevant in some ways. Anyhow, I thought I’d share it since I’m committed to being more open, plus it’s important to reiterate my goals for the blog. I’m sure I can’t be the only one who once felt this way.
“I'm sorry, the old Steph can't come to the phone right now”
April 11, 2018
For the past little while, I’ve been thinking hard about what I want to achieve with my blog. You know I love sharing my favourite sips & bites around the city but apparently so does everyone else. From now on, I want to do all that in a meaningful way. I want this space to be where you go for honest and relatable reviews, where I could be honest, unapologetically me and share my thoughts in an approachable way.
I want to be more transparent. It’s easy to post a photo on Instagram but the truth is I’ve been struggling to stay on top of it. I always push myself to only share my best work but I’m having the biggest battle Instagram’s ever-changing algorithm. Since the industry has become so saturated, this hobby of mine that I used to love so much is now tainted by the lack of creativity as money and the number of “likes” start to run the scene. I know the quality of my content has only gone up, but its’s just not getting as much love as it used to.
So here it is, sharing a little piece of my mind — just incase you were wondering why I haven’t written anything in the last little while. I’m not giving up. I’m still here, still hungry … just busy looking for more meaningful ways to connect you with food. Now that this rant is out of the way, back to regular programming in my next post!
I’m happy to say I’m at a much better place now that I’ve gone off to do some actual discovery (oh God, the designer Steph is coming out). I guess it’s true that sometimes, taking a step back is required to recenter yourself. Are you a blogger, freelancer or reader? What are some of the things you learned along the way and how do you overcome creative blocks? I’d love to hear your thoughts below and start conversations around topics, struggles, or concerns that aren’t usually discussed. You’re not alone, friend!
*inserts my wall of post-its from work to lighten the mood*