Sharing Peoples’ Advice and Stories
I’ve done so many blog interviews now I’ve lost count. I think there were a few reasons why I started doing interviews. One of them was to learn about what other people did for a living because I despised my job (The one where I lost my temper that I didn’t even know existed at my boss, his boss AND everybody else who was in the room when it all went down)at the time.
The other reason was to mix it up and have other peoples’ voices on the blog. Check out my first blog interview here with Ellen Roseman – columnist, author and instructor for all things related to personal finance.
I really enjoyed learning about peoples’ stories (and still do!) and sharing them online with all of you. I learned something new and there was always a great takeaway from each one. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I do.
When it became more about entrepreneurs, I wanted to help get the word out about their business and how they helped people.
Oh and for cross-promotion (duh).
Makinthebacon and BurgerPawty sounded like they would go well together. Although I am not a catering business and have nothing to do with actual bacon. I love burgers, but I don’t like bacon in them.
Businesses Inspired By Our Blogs
The founder, Louise Mangalino and I have a couple of things in common. We both started blogging several years ago, although I consider Louise to be somewhat more of an OG (Original Gangster) when it comes to blogging. She started in 2008 and I started in 2012. What I found to be extra intriguing was the fact that her business Burger Pawty stemmed from her blog, Burger and Barbies. On her blog, she would do reviews of burger restaurants in Toronto and interview the owners of restaurants. The blog wasn’t just about burgers though -it was also a place where she could share her additional passions in fashion, music and photography.
Hey, my business stemmed from my blog too!
Well, it was originally a personal finance (ish) blog and then I blogged about blogging.
But enough about me.
To give you a quick rundown of what Burger Pawty is about read the following (taken from the About Page on the site):
“Burger Pawty offers a collection of sliders and snacks for your inner sparkle! It was founded in summer 2015 with the aim of uniting local female creators, through curated events revolving around food, art and music. Home of the signature pink Barbie Burger, Burger Pawty ensures that your pawty is like no other, by providing a unique culinary experience with fun and delicious snacks.”
Another interesting thing was that although the name of the company is known as Burger Party, it’s actually spelled Pawty because BurgerParty.com was taken. I did a Google Search because I was curious. The site looks like a food distributor and/or fast food chain based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Side note – I am naturally soft-spoken, but it seems like when I am handed a mic I have the tendency to speak significantly louder (must be from all those years of teaching group fitness and learning to project my voice). I had to lower the volume when I spoke and increase the volume when Louise spoke. Haha.
So enough with the reading.
Please enjoy watching Louise and I chat about burgers (I developed a craving for one as I was working on this post), what it takes to run a business and celebrating her 3peat (aka her 3 year business anniversary).