How does your Japanese heritage influence your blog?
I grew up eating Japanese food made with a limited Japanese pantry because we lived in the country side of Quebec and Japanese ingredients were scarce. This gave me the idea to showcase home cooks that making Japanese food doesn’t have to be intimidating and can be done with ingredients that are easy to find.
When you first started your blog, did you ever think that you would be so successful at blogging?
I knew that if I worked really hard at it, something good would come out of it. I’ve always been good with computers so I can’t say that I didn’t think I stood a chance, but at the same time, I am surprised I’m still doing this since! You wouldn’t believe how many times I thought about quitting because it was too hard!
What do you love most about blogging?
Being independent, not having to answer to anyone. I am very stubborn so I knew from way, way back I would have to start my own company if I wanted to hold on to a job. I love the photography and photo editing part the most. Making something beautiful and yummy even more appealing is a lot of fun.
What is most challenging about blogging?
Patience. Having to listen to non bloggers’ advice on how I should run my blog! Staying positive when there is a dip in traffic. Being consistent although it’s now become a normal thing (after almost three years). Feeling inspired.
What piece of advice do you have for someone who wants to start a blog?
Read about SEO and take your time before you hit the publish button. Do you homework, blogging is much more complicated than you think! It’s 75% reading and learning and 25% fun.
How do you keep coming up with fresh content for your blog? Is it a struggle?
Finding recipes isn’t difficult, it’s the writing part I find a struggle sometimes. It’s hard not to repeat myself – how many times can I say differently that this chicken recipe is delicious can be a challenge.