TameekaEats: Happy 1st Blogiversary To Me!

TameekaEats: Happy 1st Blogiversary To Me!

Today marks the 1 year creation of this site: Tameeka Eats!

I’d like to give you a brief history about my site.

Tameeka Eats came about at the end of an era. The end of a lifestyle blog I started/managed for about 6 years called Tameeka Time.

In 2014, I took a break from blogging and took time for myself. I needed to take a break. I needed to really get into my life and focus on my post-production career. Mama needed them coins so I could take care of myself. My time off from blogging worked out well for me.

Now that I had my career on track I was able to focus on what my heart wanted.

At the beginning of 2016, I had a realization that I needed to get back into blogging no matter what.

No lifestyle site this time. Something more focused.

After a bit of meditating and some self reflection I realized my life really revolves around taking photos of food, looking up recipes, cooking, dining out weekly, going to food events and writing Yelp reviews. It all sort of came together.

I started with a food instagram page. Then transitioned into creating the blog site to match.

The biggest highlight of this year for Tameeka Eats was opening up and meeting like minded women of a group called BLACK BLOGGERS UNITED.

I feel like I’ve fount my people. These are busy women making it work. These women have children, own companies, amongst other things and they still manage blog sites. Even from the first meeting I went to I was inspired. We have monthly meet-ups and those meetings put a fire under my butt and motivate me to get it together.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has supported my site or have acknowledged my work in any way. It really means a lot to me.

On a daily basis, I wish I would be able to post more. It bothers me that I can not but I’m doing my best. I work full time and at night or certain weekends that’s when I research and work on my food photos and planning on where to eat. 

It’s taken me a year to realize that I can’t feel down on myself about not posting. It’s like I have a mantra: “post when you can–post when you can, just be consistent”. 

I’m using a calendar/planner now to organize myself better to schedule posts and I use an app called Trello to organize my ideas and topics. 

Baby steps. 

I look forward to providing you readers with more food photos, more IG posts, more snaps, more event recaps and more restaurant reviews.

xoxo Tameeka ?

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