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It’s been a week since I ‘launched’ Live on Toast. Firstly, it is massively out of my comfort zone. Secondly, I’m loving it.

Just shows you that good things do really come from being out of your comfort zone. Do you ever get there much?

Lucy was my first

I couldn’t have asked for a better first host, in Lucy, she was chatty and good fun. She’s a recipe creator and food photographer and has some of her food featured on BBC food-Wow! She also happens to be from Nottingham too.

I love listening to peoples stories of how they got to where they are, I’m genuinely interested, and yes, nosey.

Lucy never set out to make a business out of her food passion. She even told me that she wasn’t a very cook back at university when this all began. Which gave me a tiny bit of hope that I’ll make a passable home cook some day.

She has a instagram following of 140k

In her words, she created her 140k following on Instagram “In the good old days”. When possibly it was easier to grow a larger audience quicker, and where your followers would see all your posts. The days of the chronological news feed. But, she has managed to nurture that audience, and keep them coming back for more. If you take a look at any of her recipes or photos, you’ll see why this is no surprise.

We also talked about the pressures of social media, how it’s good to check in with how we’re feeling, and know when it’s time to switch off. If something isn’t serving us, then remove it (even if just for a short time)

You can still watch the live over on my IGTV. I love the new feature of being able to save lives on IGTV. Tip though, have a cover image ready before the live, as you won’t get chance to go back and edit that part.

I’d love to know what you think

Lauren