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Welcome to my lifestyle blog!
This blog was born as a passion project back in 2008 (when I was a freshman in college), simply as a place where I could share my design work, experiences, recipes, and nerd out on the things I love.
For years, I have had so many ideas that I wanted to blog about, but I never quite came to doing it because I was obsessed with wanting it to be perfect before publishing and promoting it. I am driven by so many interests that I just couldn’t find a way to tie them all together into one cohesive thing, so I was never able to make it through completing many pieces I’d put together. And years later, I am finally taking a leap and jumping feet first into publishing my blog.
Originally, I named my blog Eat. Nerd. Create., because those are the three topics that I want to be able to write about. I love to eat, make and share good food with good people; nerd out on technology, art, media, and everything Apple; and share all of the things I’ve learned, designed, or DIY-ed to create the life of my dreams. That’s how I created my tagline: eat good, nerd out, create more.
After spending some time struggling with developing my blog (because I was consumed with developing my business ideas), I had to take a step back to reevaluate the purpose of my blog.
I did research, read books, and scoured the internet for inspiration month after month until it finally hit me … I’ll start a personal lifestyle blog to share my experiences and connect with my tribe.
This is a place I hope to showcase my thoughts and experiences, as well as share tips, tricks, and resources on food, technology, creativity, adulting, and the things that make me, ME!
I’m thrilled to be starting this journey, and I hope to one day grow this blog into a place that foodies, nerds, and creatives can connect with, create with, and inspire each other through the things we love.
So thank you so much for being here — it really means a lot!
If this is your first time here, be patient with me, as I am just starting out, but I’d like to start out by letting you know some of the basics of how my site is set up:
- The front page always has the newest, latest posts.
- The Eat Good category is the foodie haven! It has all the food-related posts like recipes, challenges, reviews, and more.
- The Nerd Out category is the place for the geeky, tech-obsessed, ever-curious geniuses that are always in the know!
- The Create More category is filled with design, DIY, journaling, and many other ways that you can practice creating daily.
- The Living Clueless category is where I chronicle other experiences relating to adulting in general and living a well-rounded lifestyle.
- And the Defining Desi category is my place to share with you my personal story and other relatable experiences.
Feel free to say hi on social media if you’re on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest you can find me @desimslaughter. I create and share posts with tips, resources, quotes, news, and much more that you will find helpful, and I would love to hear from you in general! This message is for all you creatives, brands, college students, and nerds, let’s talk!
My plan is to gradually work my way towards publishing and promoting a minimum 8 posts per month over a 12-month period, staring with 2 per month, then 4 per month, then 6 posts per month, and finally 8 posts per month, then increasing from there. You can follow my blog by reading it here on my website, following it with your favorite RSS reader or subscribing to the posts by email.
I will be doing a lot of talking about food, eating food, taste-testing, making food, ranting about things I love, journaling, and creating new things around here. And I also enjoy sprinkling in lots of stories about life in East Lansing, where I spend my days cooking, adventuring, journaling, learning, DIY-project-ing, working, and building my brands. Spending lots of time hanging with some great friends and family. Oh, and hanging out with my #1 sidekick and crumb snatcher — my playful pup, Bandit. (Feel free to take a peek at life behind the scenes on my personal Instagram.)
Thanks again for stopping by, and remember to always eat good, nerd out, and create more, and live YOUR life!