Welcome to Blogiversary week! I have a cupcake to celebrate that is bursting with flavors!
This cupcake really shows how far that MomNoms has come in the last year. I went from being young and new, not really knowing what to do, to a little different, edgy, and confident.
This time a year ago I was wondering which of the 30 blogs that I had already written that I would post. I knew that I would never do it if I didn’t just jump into it. I had already stalled for about 6 months from the plan to start the blog to actually starting MomNoms.
I didn’t know much about photography, but I knew about food and I knew what I wanted to see in a food photo.
I read my butt off about food photography saying that it was the reason I hadn’t started the blog. I think I bought like 8 food photography books and immersed myself in how to do it.
I was ready for my first blog.
It’s crazy what all you learn about in a year.
What I have learned in one year
Be consistent with your scheduling
Plan everything from what time you’re going to work to what your blog is going to be about
Take millions of photographs and get better, you can always learn more
Stay motivated- you are an amazing person, let everyone else knowit!
Never stop learning about your craft, it helps you in the long run
Keep calm, you’re doing okay
Promote, Promote, Promote
Don’t give up if something does not go your way
Don’t listen to negativity
Know when it’s time to make a change
Speaking of changes, we are currently working on changing the theme and how MomNoms runs. It should be much faster in a couple of months and look awesome! So keep a look out for that!
I have so many goals for the next year, I want our second year to be even better than the first year! I know I have a lot of work to do in order for that to happen, but I am all in.
Goals for the next year
Become more confident, what’s the worst that can happen, someone say ‘no’?
Go to more blogger meetups, get to know my peers
Change blog layout to something more me, something I love
Start subscription service
Help other’s who have been struggling with blogging
Meet more local chefs and blog about them and their food
Create more videos
Add a day of blogging
Have monthly and weekly plans and goals
Go to different cooking classes and share them with my readers
Now onto the cupcake!
This is a lemon and pink peppercorn cupcake with blackberry cream cheese frosting. The tartness from the lemon and the slight spice from the peppercorn mix perfectly with the sweetness from the frosting.
I did lots of experiments to come up with this recipe, knowing that I wanted to use pink peppercorn in a way that it usually doesn’t get used.
I got this peppercorn from Spice Ace and completely fell in love with it when I first saw it.
I feel like it represents MomNoms so well, sweet and sour with a little spice.
Lemon and Peppercorn Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting
What has been your favorite blog this year?
What I used in this blog
Need more desserts?