Every time I make a new post, or FB sends me a reminder, I like to look through it and see what other posts pop up. This usually leads me down a path of checking out the “related posts” feature at the end of the blog post, and I scroll few a few of my recipes. I often find myself lost in a few older posts and recipes that I had forgotten about. Sometimes, I even find really early posts that I decide need to be updated.
I recently found this old recipe for Almond Butter and Chocolate Protein Bars. It was an old post that popped up on my FB “memories” from a few years ago. The recipe was one of my favorites, but the images and recipe itself needed a few tweaks.
I am always surprised by how much has changed in my writing style, recipes and blogging habits in the last few years. Since starting my blog in 2012, I have gone from vegan to clean eating. I have gone from yoga teacher to health coach to author. I have also gone from using a low-end smart phone to a more professional camera for my photos.
I also notice my writing “voice”. I look back over the years and notice how it has changed and evolved, even in these later years. I find that more recently, I am getting a little more personal again, but still have “my voice”. When I read my posts, they sound like they come from me, not someone else. My original blog posts – not so much. I was brand new, wasn’t sure of my niche yet, and was mixing together a lot of “voices” from blogs I love.
While the recipes themselves might have tasted good, some of these blog posts have been a hot mess. And they deserve to be updated.