WIAW: Blogging Revelation, Delicious Vegan Food, & Happy Vibes

Thanks Jen aka the mastermind behind WIAW!

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I like to eat goooood foood. And I like to share it with you guys. Also, had this thought today that in order to really grow my blog and readership, I need to share more of my personality and my thoughts on how to live a healthy, vibrant life. I love spreading a positive message and showing others that it can be really easy to implement a vegan diet into their lifestyle. I think I am beginning to do that a little bit more and am enjoying engaging more with my audience (mostly on IG so if you don’t follow me there HIT ME UP). I think I am finally finding my niche in terms of blogging and can’t wait to see how this blog changes over the next year or so.


I had virtually no idea what I was doing when I first started this blog. I pretty much just made it to share some recipes with my family and friends. I didn’t know how to get my content out there, how to take a photo (still working on that!), or really even how to write (in a blogging sense that is- I have always been good at writing papers etc. for school). Now I have a much better idea of where I see this blog going and how I want to connect with others. In the next 2 years I hope to create a recipe E-Book, create some merch (talkin tees with cute sayings, mugs, etc.), and improve my photography skillz (gotta buy a nice camera for that to happen first- ha!).

Just thought I would share this with you all since I know many times other bloggers may feel a lack of direction/ discouraged by their lack of growth. I have definitely been there. But then I realize that blogging is NOT my full time job. I am going to be a dentist (less than 3 years to go!), not a full time blogger. Most of the bloggers I was envious pour all of their energy and resources into their blog. I love that they are able to do that, and really enjoy their blogs! That is just not where I am at in terms of blogging- so why get down on myself? And you shouldn’t either! Everyone is on their own journey and path when it comes to life, school, blogging, and their career. Just keep livin yo life :).

OKAY- so back to why we are all really here- FOOOOOD. Yes, I have tried so many different foods/ food combinations in the past 1-2 years than I have in my entire life. THANK YOU INSTAGRAM. Instagram gives me all the inspiration for creating new dishes. Here’s what I’ve been eatin lately!

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Sorry bout some of the unaesthetic photos of food- lots of these photos tend to be the ones that don’t make it to IG (why I find it more acceptable to post ugly photos here idkkkk man) . For breakfast I has a big chocolate smoothie bowl topped with some buckinis! Smoothie bowl was made with kale, almond milk, cocoa powder, vega vanilla protein & greens and frozen bananas!

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Lunch time! Big bowl of deliciousness! Red leaf lettuce, roasted potatoes, green beans, roasted chickpeas, and sriacha! Can you believe I only just bought sriacha like 3 weeks ago?? I can’t believe that I have lived my whole life without it. I think I have been making up for lost time though because i have been putting that shiz on everything! I don’t hate it.

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Winner Winner Sushi Dinner!!! I love veggie sushi for dinner. I love it even more when I have it with friends! I am actually having another veggie sushi night with a friend tomorrow! Can’t wait to eat some good food and have some good conversation with one of my friends from undergrad! I have been making more of an effort to connect with and keep in touch with all of my friends/family that aren’t my dental classmates (aka the only people I see all week- don’t hate it tho- they rock :)).

That rounded out my day of eating! I also had some grapes and oranges for snacks but no photos of those 🙂

Have you ever been in a blogging slump? Are you hesitant to really let your natural personality shine through on social media?

What foods have you been loving lately?

Where is your blog headed in the next few years??

Let me know below!

 

 

 

24 comments on “WIAW: Blogging Revelation, Delicious Vegan Food, & Happy Vibes”

  1. GiGi Eats says:

    I really want some chickpeasssss!!!

    1. I am OBSESSED with roasted chickpeas! I think I could start my own product line 🙂

  2. I have no idea where my blog is headed over the next few years but I am really enjoying it at the moment. I, like you, strive to just be me and yes that means that some of my food pics don’t come out so good either. some foods are hard to photo!

    1. I am right there with you on the food photography Debra. Everything tastes great, but doesnt always photograph the best! I look forward to following your journey 🙂

  3. Emily says:

    I have totally been in a blogging slump, where I feel stuck between a rock and a hard place on how to really find my niche. I think I’m in a similar place to you Kerri! Thank you for sharing this. And your veggie sushi dinner sounds like an amazing idea.

    1. I think it can be hard when life gets busy to remember why we blog, but at the end of the day we are able to connect with people all over the world which is pretty darn awesome! I can’t wait to follow along on your journey, Emily 🙂

  4. Carla says:

    This was all really key for me as well with my blogging. I decided I was going to launch an e-book and all of the sudden my passion for blogging became reinvigorated. The e-book gave birth to merchandise as you brought up as well 🙂 and then to a traditionally published non-fiction book, too.

    1. I am so glad that you were able to do all of that Carla! It definitely gives me hope for my future as a blogger 🙂

  5. Abbey says:

    I think my blog is now in a good place where I can coast as I work in my cookbook! It’s a good balance!

    1. Thats awesome Abbey! Glad you have it figured out 🙂

  6. My blog is always a work in progress. I go through periods where I’m super excited about it and I have lots of time to work on it and other times (LIKE NOW!) when I have 700 other things that I should be working on that aren’t blog posts or social media.

    1. I am right there with you Melissa! Sometimes we just need to focus our energy elsewhere 🙂

  7. glenneth says:

    definitely in a blogging slump right now, but being that it is not my fulltime job either, i am okay with that. love all your eats. i am really enjoying fish tacos this summer!

    1. I love hearing about other bloggers stories! We all have our different priorities 🙂

    1. They are basically buckwheat groats! Super crunchy and delicious to put on smoothie bowls or oats! And GF 🙂

  8. that pineapple bowl is THE CUTEST! I need to find one of those!!!

    1. Thanks Liz! I picked it up at Tjmaxx! Such a great find!

  9. Mikki says:

    I started blogging back in 2004. It was a way to keep in touch with family as we had moved 100’s of miles away. Over the past few years it has evolved into a healthy living blog. I do hit slumps and get frustrated, but have lately just taken a step back and decided to have fun with and not stress. It’s not a full time job for me as of yet, so I can relax a little.
    Love your blog and YAHOO for stepping out and sharing your personality.

    1. Wow thats awesome that you have been blogging for so long Mikki! I love hearing about your story and can’t wait to continue reading along 🙂

  10. Tee says:

    Love this, I’m so there with you on the blogging struggle… It’s definitely not ever going to be my main thing, but it’s worked out to fill in while I sort things out. It’s supposed to be more of a website, specifically to share my personal training services (which is still in the works), and eventually/hopefully be the hub of my fitness studio and small scale clothing line- neither exist yet… It’s such a process! Love Your pineapple bowl, and veggie sushi sounds so good! 🙂

    1. Thanks for sharing your story with me Tee! I think it would be SO fun and cool to own a fitness studio! Goodluck to you & I can’t wait to follow along 🙂

  11. I love your openness and honesty with your blogging story. It’s true though, so many of us start blogging just for entertainment or sharing with friends and family or whatever other reason – definitely not with big goals in mind or wanting to make money. And I think that’s what we, as bloggers, sometimes forget about. We forget that we started blogging because we’re passionate about something. Always need to think about that!

    1. Thanks so much for the great reminder Kaylin! Lately I have been thinking more and more about the things that I want to write about and how I can best connect with others! I look forward to following your journey as well!

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