“I promise to not set any targets…”
When I exchanged life in the corporate world for life in the world of portfolio careers and “giving back” careers in 2020, I set myself the challenge of collecting as many new experiences as I could possibly manage!
Top of the list was to create a Blog that would share my love for New Product Development, Innovation, Food and stuff that I have learned and experienced in my 30+ years of working in the food and in particularly bakery, confectionary and snacks industry.
I know what you are thinking. You are thinking : “Where all the “bad” foods live!”. I say: “Where all the “good” but sometimes “naughty” foods live”.
I spent some time creating my website – this was one of the “firsts” – and chosing a name (funny how you can spend hours and days looking for the perfect name and then suddenly, one day, you see it. It’s always been there, looking at you huffing and puffing about a name, from a distance, waiting for you to come full circle and (re)discover it), before my first blog post said hello to the world in September 2020. I blogged regularly for the first year, then the “other” firsts started demanding more of my time, so my blogs slowed down.
So let’s do a quick look back before I
make a plan make a promise for 2022.
“It’s Only Biscuits…” in numbers in the last 18 months:
Twitter posts: 256
Instagram posts: 67
I know these numbers are a tiny drop in the universe of knowledge and communication, but it is my drop and I love it.
I loved making the collection of IdeaGen habits, with the help of my friends (March 21 post ).
I loved sharing some (there’s more where these came from) learnings a.k.a. Oops! moments of my career as a product developer, in the hope that I could save other developers time and embarassment. (see Lessons section)
I loved attending webinars on how to build a website.
So what is my promise for 2022 ?
I promise to not set any targets* for “It’s Only Biscuits…”. I promise to allow it to remain a joyful experience every time I sit down and write. I promise to share more Oops, points of view and Innovation.
- well maybe a few little ones:
to issue a second edition of the IdeaGen list
to create a compilation of “Product Development lessons through Films” (working title)
to maybe create my first podcast