If you know me, you know it looks a little different around here. Until today, I had the URL pointed at my old site, Rachel’s Lunch.
As a college sophomore, I started Rachel’s Lunch on a lark. I needed a way to blow off steam, and for a while, it was fun. Then, maybe due to the pressure of so many other food bloggers taking gorgeous photos and writing click-baitey titles and making a cornucopia of festive holiday recipes, it got to be a little less fun. Instead of a hobby, it became a chore, and then something I just started to neglect.
But the thing is, I enjoy writing and sharing what moves me, and though I may have lost interest in food blogging, I definitely didn’t lose interest in blogging. That being said, I haven’t lost interest in food, either; it’s just that I’ve got a lot of other interests that I want to blither about too.
They say a successful blog has a focus and gets posted on a schedule. A successful blogger culls their audience and creates relationships and treats their blog like a business.
But, where’s the fun in that?
With this blog, I’m dialing it back and keeping it simple. I’d like for you to read it, which is why I’m posting it on the World Wide Web and not keeping it in my diary. But that doesn’t mean I want a lifestyle blog franchise deal, with sponsored posts and professional photos and polished advertorials masquerading as my opinions.
So, I hope you enjoy this scaled-back, keep-it-simple, bare-bones approach to blogging. I’m interested in marketing, so sometimes I’ll post about that. I’m interested in food and travel and books and movies, just like everyone else, so instead of categorizing my blog as one thing or another, I’ll just leave it at this: Quotidiana. The everyday things: The ordinary, the mundane, and perhaps sometimes inane. I’ll post when I feel like it, and you can read it when you feel like it.
How about that?