May has definitely been strange, but you know we can always find something awesome if you look hard enough. I've not done any of the things I would have predicted this month. Let's dig in and find out what was Awesome in May.
When rumors of lockdown first started floating on the wind, I pictured myself catching up on lots of TV and movies and blasting through a bunch of books. Maybe cooking proper lunches, and taking all the naps. I pictured a nice, quiet, restorative experience.
Turns out I truly can't sit still, at least not mentally. I've actually been putting all my energy this month into trying to figure out how to get eyeballs on my blog and grow my business so I can keep this work from home dream alive.
This has involved a lot of getting frustrated and overwhelmed. Trying to seek out the information that wasn't bullshit click bait or money grubbing (I guess those are sort of the same thing). I think I've finally settled on some teachers who are right for me. So, my recommendations this month mainly come in the form of podcasts that I've found helpful and inspirational for anyone wanting to grow an online business.
Awesome Podcasts for Business Dreamers
Success with Soul - I found out about Kate through a free webinar to promote her blogging e-course, and while that ultimately wasn't the right fit for me, I've found her new podcast really helpful so far. There are only seven episodes at the moment, so it's not too overwhelming to jump in. She's got a bit of a witchy vibe mixed in with solid business advice. It's a good balance.
Food Blogger Pro Podcast - I've been listening to this one for a while, but it started in 2015, so there's quite a large back catalogue to work through. Every single episode has useful information, so if you're specifically interested in food blogging, this is a must. I also recently became a member of Food Blogger Pro. Maybe I'll tell you more about that in the future.
Hashtag Authentic - If you're more of a creative (I'm barely creative), Sarah focuses more specifically on how to grow your business with Instagram. She's really down to earth, and you just wish you could invite her over for a cup of tea and some cake and chat with her all day. Her guests are really insightful. Plus, she's UK based, so I really appreciate that perspective.
I've wanted to start a podcast since about 2013. I wish I would have just gone for it then because now everybody has one. I heard one podcaster say people are now issued a podcast at birth, and it feels so true. Maybe someday I'll find the time.
May's Most Awesome Recipes
I for sure want to wake up and eat Waffle Churros every day.
I think a good bolognese is the sign of a truly awesome Italian restaurant. This Essential Bolognese recipe from Smitten Kitchen looks so rich and meaty. I bet that flavor is intense. Can't wait to try it.
Jessica at How Sweet Eats has put two of my favorite things together with this gorgeous Lemon Crumb Cake. Cut me a big piece, please.
I can't believe it's nearly June. How was your May? Let me know in the comments if anything awesome happened.
Hopefully we'll be able to go out into the world soon. Until then, I'll just be over here working on making my dreams come true. See you there.