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On a regular basis I am interviewing inspiring, strong and entrepreneur women. This week, I’ve met with Christina, Chief Eater from The Hungry Australian, the blog where to find inspirational and delicious food recipes!
I was born and educated in Adelaide and then worked in London, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Leeds and Melbourne. My background is in marketing, fundraising and events for not for profits but I have quite lot of media experience, too. My last full-time job was Executive Director of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.
I started my blog in June 2011, as a way to find the joy in writing again. At the time I was on maternity leave and struggling a bit as a new mum. A very good friend suggested that I start a blog so I did and it’s been an amazing journey. I would never have imagined that my blog would become my calling card, or open the door to so many incredible opportunities. I consider myself very fortunate.
Sure. I had no idea how to do anything when I started. You just learn as you go – there’s so much information out there so you can teach yourself most things. My brother is in IT and whenever I had a problem he would just roll his eyes at me and say, “just Google it” so I did. Thanks a lot, bro!
Yes and no. Yes, in that I work a lot online and couldn’t do my job without it. And yes, in that I’ve been using computers since I was 12. But no in that I am not naturally a very technical person. My brain doesn’t really work like that. I know some really tech-savvy girls and guys and they talk in a completely different language.
Instagram, Facebook pages and Twitter.
Rather than talk about technology in general I’d like to focus on social media, which I actually have a love-hate relationship with. Social media makes it easier to connect and reach out to people while blogging gave me a platform that helped create a new career for me. But social media can also become a trap – it can be incredibly time-consuming and almost addictive. I find I go through phases where I want to be on social media all the time and other times where I have to completely disconnect to avoid burnout. Finding a balance between the virtual and real worlds is really important for me.
Thank you Christina and all the best with your delicious blog.