Slow Like Honey…Ahh!
Ahh! I love Fridays…because it is the close of a week and time for another interview with a foodie. Today we are getting to know more about Amanda from Slow Like Honey. Don’t ya just love that blog name? A special thanks to Lauren for the introduction.
You intermingle travel, fashion, photography AND food so beautifully on your blog…talk to us about how and why you do that.
I was lucky to have traveled around the world at a young age and I feel that those adventures fueled my love of cuisines from all cultures. My mother is Chinese but was raised in Indonesia so we made the 16-hour trek to her homeland when I was younger. I grew to love her native food and that totally shaped my outlook on food and culture. I try to incorporate that love into my blogging as much as possible.
What is one of your best days in food blogging? Why?
One of the most trafficked posts on my blog is a recipe for Banana cake with nutella frosting. I simply loved this recipe and found it from a fellow food blogging friends. It tasted amazing and I was so happy others enjoyed it too!
Tell us a secret or two on how you make your food photography look so good?
The secret to great photography is in the lighting. I use natural light as much as possible since lighting equipment can be pricey. If you can shoot your photos in the morning, your photos will turn out great!
What promotional techniques, online and offline, work best for you and why?
To be honest, my promotional techniques are currently at a standstill. I use social media to share my posts but that is about it. I used to heavily network and send recipes out to the big websites but I think I have a loyal readership right now that enjoys the content and photography. I would love more visitors to come but I am happy to let that happen organically.
Think back to 2007, when you first started your blog…what did you learn from your first year of blogging?
My first year of blogging was rough! You can become very despondent at the lack of comments and page views. But in that “rough” time, I was able to find my blogging voice and became comfortable with writing in a personal manner.
SlowLikeHoney is maintained by Amanda Boyce, a social media specialist and publicist located in New York. Combining her love of food and photography, Amanda blogs about her hits (and misses!) in her teeny-tiny Manhattan kitchen. Her recipes have been featured on SeriousEats.com, Slashfood.com, TheKitchn.com, and Tastespotting.com.
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