Today we’d like to introduce you to Angela Sievers.
Hi Angela, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
St. Louis Cooks started out of love for food and my hometown St. Louis. Food is what brings people together, whether that’s at home or eating out. St. Louis has some of the best local restaurants in the US and I’ve traveled quite a bit of my career to know this is true. It was my good friends at The Seattle Cook that gave me the idea of starting a blog about the food that’s also revolved around their love of their city. St. Louis Cooks has become a positive marketplace to promote food, family, friends, and everything St. Louis.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
I’m not a tech person, so learning Word Press took some time. Heck, I even figured out how to do code for recipes on my blog, but that took some time. I really impressed myself with that. However, the biggest struggle has been juggling a full-time career, traveling for business, and a very busy family life with three active kids. Between work and family activities for three kids, it became very difficult to devout the time I really wanted to St. Louis Cooks. It is a side gig, so most of the time had to take the back burner, but I’m fortunate to have a lot of content that brings people coming back for a recipe or a local story.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am the Director of Sales for a local company in the metropolitan area. I’ve spent my entire career in business development, client management, and sales. Most of my years were spent in travel, but COVID ended that. My heart will always be in travel, but I have another side gig in the works called Angie’s Hotels. More to come on that in the future. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. As of August 2020, I found my new work home with a wonderful group of people at a B2B software company where I use my strengths of branding, marketing, sales, and business development.
Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
I’ve learned that I can do many things even out of my comfort zone. I’ve embraced technology and all of its benefits to share my love of writing, food, and everything in St. Louis. In the near future, I’ve also learned that it’s ok to turn over some responsibilities. I’ll be getting the kids more involved so I can turn this into the St. Louis food marketplace I’ve always wanted. My intent is to really focus on the St. Louis local food scene and local food bloggers.
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