Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Let's Dish!

This is it! I'm doing it. I'm writing my own food blog!  And it only took me six months to start...but they were a thoughtful six months.  When I first proposed this idea to my fiance he was, as he always is, realistic, perhaps overly realistic or at least more realistic than I wanted him to be. I was looking for him to jump right on my food blog bandwagon and share my fantasy of writing magazine articles and books, making regular TV show appearances and hob knobbing with the Martha Stewart, the Iron Chefs and others in no time. Instead he cautioned me that creating and maintaining a food blog (or any creative endeavour for that matter) takes time, energy and a certain degree of focus and seriousness. Deflated and starting to feel a bit presumptious, I began to think about what he said and embark upon my own research.

Fastforward to today with countless hours of book, blog and article reading under my belt, and I've had my own personal epiphany. Throughout my research I've noticed there is a common thread among food blogs, and that is the palpable passion conveyed by the authors. Each author has his/her own style of doing this.  For some blogs it leaps off the page and practically smacks you in the face while for others it is more understated.  Regardless of the manner in which it is conveyed, the sensation is always detectable. This is something that really resonated with me.  I realized that the superficial and presumptious visions I had six months ago were not the real reason for my motivation to pursue food blogging. It is my passion for food and my desire to share it with others.  So...let's dish!


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