Shortly after I began managing at the Justamere, Eileen started pestering me… er… I mean “supportively encouraging” me to start a restaurant blog. It was something we had talked about fairly often, but I had always been to shy to put my thoughts into text for everyone to read. Eventually though, I just decided to do it (wine may or may not have been involved), and while it may have taken me some time to work up the courage (possibly liquid courage), I’m really glad I did….. I never thought this blog would go over so well, or spur as many encouraging comments from friends and customers… It’s really is wonderful and never ceases to make me feel special!
BUT wait, holdup! It’s not all rainbows and butterflies and horse dresses….I now find myself constantly under stress when trying to come up with new blog topics and better posts. I feel pressure to keep the people happy!
So… fairly often now as a solution, I combat my writers block by Googling “Interesting blog topics”, “Restaurant blogs”, “How to write a good blog”, or “how to beat level 97 in candy crush”… and so on… For a while this was helpful. I found links suggesting I make lists; hence the blogs about My Final Meal, or My (Not So Guilty) Guilty Pleasures. I found blogs based on interviews, from which I created A Casual Chat with Mark Curry, and my homage to Chelsey. Then there were all my blogs on notable events at the restaurant, like the time the water was shut off, or my article on the Menu Tasting Evening… It seems though, that since Devlin the Desk arrived in my life, I just can’t quite think of anything to write about….
Once again though, Google saves the day and I stumbled across an interesting article about how to build the reader base of your blog. This particular article suggested that I should find the most popular Google searches of the last week and write a blog about that… therefore, when anyone searches this very popular topic, they may be directed to my page! Genius!
So… that is why my blog is about Beyonce’s Haircut… which received over 1,000,000 searches in only one day! Holy cow Beyonce, she even beat out OPRAH!… OPRAH!
My hope for today is that when people Google “Beyonce’s Haircut” they will be led here… where I will…
1. Show them photos of Beyonce’s Haircut…
2. Comment on Beyonce’s haircut: Oh B, you can do no wrong… Is that Oprah in the background of this photo?
3. BOMBARD THEM WITH PICTURES OF FOOD FROM THE JUSTAMERE!!!!
4. Shamelessly plug restaurant:
Come to the Justamere Cafe and Bistro where your food is made fresh to order, the service is outstanding and the atmosphere is comfortable and welcoming!!