What a fun event! The Vlog Summit at the San Diego Convention Center was a new level for my food blogging career. It was such an honor to share the stage for their 'Life of A Foodie' panel with so many amazing and inspiring foodies from San Diego.
I used to teach social media when I worked at Platt College San Diego and it had been awhile since I've had to speak to such a large group. Thankfully I didn't feel nervous and was happy to talk about my food blogging career and what inspired me to start blogging in the first place. You can watch the video clips below to hear my insight or you can read more about the launch of Natasha's Food Adventures from my very first blog post.
This event has also inspired me to share more blogging, photography and foodie related insight outside of reviews and recipes. Although food blogging can be considered an oversaturated market, I think you will have a tough time finding an industry these days you can't say that about. What will set you apart in the long run is your dedication and consistency. So many people give up before they've even started and I know I've been guilty of those exact thoughts more than once throughout my food blogging career. But I'm so glad I didn't give up because I wouldn't have gotten to this exact moment where I was able to participate in amazing things like this foodie panel. So I want to share my knowledge with those of you that want to be a food blogger as well. The more the merrier in my opinion. 🙂
The foodie community is such a fun and supportive community to be involved in. I know that in some other blogging or influencer groups people can ignore you and not want to talk to you unless you have 100,000+ followers. I have yet to experience that with my foodie family! Our passion unites us and allows us to build friendships around the table as we share tasty meals and life stories.
One of the questions I was asked on the panel was, "What is your favorite thing to cook?" The answer: Spaghetti. It may sound basic but it's one of my ultimate comfort foods that's not too complicated. I have the recipe available here.
A big thank you to Nelson at The Vlog Summit for having me and thanks to my friend Christelle for inviting me to be a part of such an awesome experience. Be sure to check out more from my fellow foodie friends over on their Instagram accounts!
From left to right: Vince AKA @marvelousmuncher, Alex AKA @alexcold619, Tiffany AKA @galsthatbrunch & @galsthatbrunchsd, Kelly AKA @kellybone, Christelle AKA @sd.hiddengem, & Yours Truly AKA @natashasfoodadventures.