I haven’t talked too much about what’s going on in my other life here, but I think it’s time.
You probably know that I live a bit of a dual life. Here, I’ve been blogging for nearly 10 years, and the subject has always been marketing in some way or another. It started out with tips and tricks for marketing arts organizations, but it’s morphed into social media marketing tips over the years as the focus of my business also shifted.
About 6 years back, I started a second blog. It was solely for fun. For my other passion: food.
I have been immersed in the food world for about 20 years, and I love it. Cooking and eating are a huge piece of my life, my social life, and my creative life. Spending time in the kitchen is therapeutic.
A year ago, I signed a contract to write my first cookbook. That cookbook, Aquafabulous!: 100+ Egg-Free Vegan Recipes Using Aquafaba was published last week, and will soon be available in major bookstores in the US and Canada, as well as through Amazon.ca or Amazon.com.
It’s been an interesting journey and process, much of which I documented on my other blog.
Now that I’ve achieved that goal (though the hard work of marketing and selling the book has just begun), I’ve set a new goal for myself, and that is to get my own cooking show.
I know, I know. It sounds crazy, right? I mean, who am I? Just a little home cook with a goofy sense of humour from Canada.
But here’s the thing: I really think I can do this. I think I’m good enough.
I can’t control everything. Maybe I’ll never achieve my goal, because of circumstances out of my control. But that doesn’t mean I won’t try.
So. First and foremost, I’ve started a YouTube Channel. The idea is this: even if I never get my own cooking show on a TV network, I can still have my own cooking show on the Internet. I’m trying to view this as a training ground for the real thing.
This is where I need your help. I’m wondering if you could subscribe to my Cooking by Laptop YouTube Channel?
The plan is to write about the process as I go along; to interview successful YouTubers and get feedback and ideas from them to help you guys out if you are taking a similar journey.
Let’s do this!