Why do I write a food blog? It’s a question I’ve been pondering quite a bit recently but one for which I don’t really have a straightforward answer.
Ultimately it boils down to the fact I enjoy cooking, writing and photography. But then so do lots of people I know. And they don’t stay up til midnight ‘quickly’ finishing off another post or keep their family waiting at the dinner table while they capture just one more shot of their latest culinary creation.
Looking back, I realise I’ve come a long way since publishing my first post back in November 2011, complete with the poorly-lit photos and dodgy hand-drawn illustrations. You can read my first blog post here.
The reason I’ve been thinking about why I do what I do is because I’ve been asked to share my pearls of wisdom on food blogging at a workshop at this year’s Wells Food Festival . I’ll be joining Anita-Clare Field from Lover of Creating Flavours and Rosie Llewellyn from A Little Lusciousness to give an anatomy lesson of what makes a good blog, explore some of the trials and pitfalls, talk photo gear, consider trends and niches, and maybe brainstorm a few ideas for future posts.
The workshop takes place at 3pm on Sunday 12 October in Wells Town Hall. Perhaps we’ll see you there?
Find out more on the Wells Food Festival website. Space is limited, so please email email@example.com to reserve your place.
4 thoughts on “How to be a successful food blogger: Wells Food Festival workshop”
I cant make this day Ness but would love for you to share some of your peals with us after the event. xx
You’re on! I’ll probably follow up the event with a blog post – but it would be lovely to catch up in person. Let’s get a date in the diary!
What a great blog post Ness, thank you so much! Hope we get lots of people (so far not many) but in any case I think you¹ll have a lovely time with Anita, Rosie and Simon.
Thanks Anne. It’ll probably work out better if it’s a more ‘intimate’ event – plus I won’t have to get nervous about speaking in front of a huge crowd of people!