I Will NEVER be Joy the Baker

My blog is having an identity crisis, as it periodically does.  Every so often I reassess what I’m doing and try to figure out if it’s making me happy.

Lately, I’ve come to a very important realization: I will NEVER be Joy the Baker.

Image from Joy the Baker (I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed her pic)

I feel like Joy the Baker is the blogger that we all (or maybe just me?) strive to be like, because it’s awesome and she takes awesome photos and I pretty much think we’d be great friend.  But let’s be honest.  I will NEVER be Joy the Baker.  I mean honestly, who will I even convince to take an awesome picture of me like the one above?

I’m not hipstery cute enough.  I don’t have enough antique plates or counter space.  I don’t have an orange cat.

And let’s be honest, I don’t really want to be all those things (ok I might want more plates, but who doesn’t?).  I think I’ve reached a point in my life (aka I’m a grown-ass woman- ish) to realize that being my own person is more important that trying to get more readers.

With food blogs these days, I feel enormous pressure to have awesome photos and amazing props and make ridiculous recipes.

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You know what I mean… your caramel-banana-pecan-bourbon-cardamom-date-almond milkshake must have 3 paper straws in it and it must be served in a golden chalice.

Hmm not really my style or in my budget.  So let’s stop trying to be that.   I’ll let Sally keep up the ridiculous recipes with the ridiculously bright photos.

I’ll stick to being Karla at Foodologie and tell you a few things about me so we can clear the air.

1. My life is a constant battle between my love of sugar and my desire to be strong and fit.

2. I love baking almost as much as I love eating, but I have a huge guilty conscious.

3. I got an extra part-time job largely so I could pay for crossfit (we can talk about this more later).

4. My internet is often so crappy that blogs don’t even load for me.  True story.  Often times, I read your blog and don’t comment because I get frustrated after 10 minutes of trying to comment with no avail. (I have no idea why this is relevant).

I love blogging and I’m still trying to find my niche in the blogging world.  But ultimately it comes down to just being me and not caring what other people think.

Ok that’s all I got.  I’m going to go try to make a buckwheat pie crust.  Wish me luck, then tell me which blogger you admire!