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?