Hello dear readers!
I’m taking a moment to pause and reflect on this blog. You see, I’ve been the Edible Crafts editor here at CraftGossip for four years and eight months. I’ve written over 6,000 posts. Six THOUSAND. Wow. But I’m in a rut. I feel the need to shake things up a bit lest you, dear, loyal readers, fall into my rut, too. I’ve seen so many changes in the world of Edible Crafts–cake pops went global, pie went on a stick, stuff got baked inside cakes, macarons and popsicles had their fifteen minutes of fame, JellO saw a resurgence, bread became an art form, Pinterest altered the way we even search for these things–and yet I’ve changed very little.
I’m not talking big changes, I’m talking better changes. You don’t really need me to post stuff all day since you have Pinterest. And I’d like to find more consistency and have a better schedule so you know what to expect when you visit me. So here’s what I’m proposing:
–Less individual posts on cool finds and more roundups of similar edible crafts. (For example, not just one cool cupcake topper, but a roundup of 10 cool DIY cupcake toppers.) Because I have a baby who needs things and a five year old who talks too much, this means fewer posts a day, but hopefully more substantive ones.
–Mondays will be FOOD TREND days. This is the day I wax on about what I see going on in the world of food.
–Wednesdays will be GIVEAWAY days. I’ll try and get some stuff to giveaway at least two Wednesdays a month. (Side note: If you have a product that fits my category and you’d like to be considered for a giveaway, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
–Fridays will be KID CRAFT Day, wherein I find cool food crafts geared towards kids.
This will mean less individual posts, as I mentioned, but please don’t stop submitting your work to me! It will only mean you’ll likely be part of a roundup instead of having a whole post devoted to you. However, my hope is that the roundups will be clicked on more than individual posts, which also means more clicks to you (so the theory goes, but that is my intent). And who knows, your submission may be what inspires the roundup.
What do you think? Do you have any other suggestions for days??
By Meaghan Mountford