MixMaker Spotlight: Ben Myhre!
Meet Ben Myhre!
Website/Blog: Ramshackle Pantry
What do you love about Mix? First, it is a great resource for keeping track of ideas and food recipes. Also, as a content creator, I appreciate that it is easy to use. Some of the other content sharing platforms change things so much that it is nice to have a platform that is just simple to use as a user AND a content creator! It just works.
What collection trending on Mix: Breakfast Recipes
What inspired you to do what you're doing now: Life is just too short to not try and do the things you want to do. So, here I am trying to become a successful food and food history blogger.
What's the best advice you've ever received? Lindsay and Bjork from Pinch of Yum and Food Blogger Pro often talk about 1% Infinity and that is some great advice that I think about for blogging, in general. We aren't perfect today, and never will be. That is ok. It doesn't mean I should not produce content. Every day I choose to do things for my blog even though I know I am not perfect. Today, however, I am going to try and do them 1% better than yesterday. Get a little better every day! Whether it be learning or experience or diving deep into a subject, I try and get a little better. So, while I am not perfect, I am definitely better at this than I was a year ago. I expect a year from now I will be better than today. Today is the only part I can control.
Is there a blogger that you admire? Oh Boy, I have a few. I have a Blog Crush on Tieghan Gerard from Half Baked Harvest. Great recipes, awesome photos, on point food styling, and just great content. IMO, her food blog and her content is the complete package. Tori Avey is another one. She has very successfully incorporated history into her food blog and this is not an easy feat. I love looking into food history and she is inspirational in that regard. People just have certain expectations for a 'typical' food blog and this is some pretty niche content that I think is important, but often doesn't get the clicks or the searches as some other niches. It really is a labor of love. I still struggle with this and look to bloggers like her for inspiration.
Follow him on Mix @ramshacklepantry so you can feast your eyes on the best recipes, food history reads, and more!