Recently, as I have been reading more and more food blogs, I began to wonder why each person has started their individual [food] blog. I want to know what makes you create recipes, cook, photograph and then blog about the final dish? Is it as simple as a passion for food and cooking? Does it have to do with improving your life? Learning? What?! What has brought you to the [food] blogging universe?
I thought about asking each blogger individually, but then it hit me, “I can create a blog entry out of this.” Genius I am, I know.
So again, I must ask…
Why do you blog [about food]?
Since I am the one asking the question, I thought I should be the first one to answer. This can be like story-time for adults, with me rambling and everyone else bored. Ha.
I started blogging a few years ago, allowing myself to rant and rave about love and life. When I began, I hard coded everything, thinking, “I don’t need no stinking blogging software.” However, after a few weeks of actually trying to hard code a blog, I quickly installed WordPress. The ease of use changed dramatically, but the content did not. I was still talking about boring, mundane topics that no one but me and a few of my friends were interested in. Plus, no one commented. It was basically a waste of Internet space. I had even tried my A Photo A Day project, where I posted a new photo each day. Although I really enjoyed it, I never promoted it and so the interest was only there with people I knew.
Then, I had an epiphany. Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to start my own restaurant. There is just one problem: I have no restaurant/business experience (or money). None whatsoever. Unfortunately, working as a cashier at the Nordstrom Cafe doesn’t really cut the mustard. This is where my epiphany came in. I thought I would create a food (grilled cheese sandwich) blog (I love technology) to increase my knowledge and experience. It couldn’t hurt, right?
It hasn’t so far. Not only have I accumulated a great library of grilled cheese sandwiches that continues to grow, but I have also begun to learn everything about cheese and fine-tune my cooking skills. I have loved cheese for all these years but only knew the basics. It is now time to become a cheese connoisseur. I am well on my way.
You may be asking why grilled cheese? My mom has cooked grilled cheese sandwiches for as long as I can remember and I have loved them for the same amount of time so it only seemed logical to blog about them. Also, people always think that a griled cheese sandwich must consist of white bread and American cheese. Nothing else. How boring! I am here to prove those people wrong. A grilled cheese can be much more than two slices of bread and some cheese.
That is why I blog [about food]: To learn about cheese and cooking and to prove the age old stereotype of grilled cheese false. Now, again, I must ask, why do YOU blog [about food]? Answer this question in the comments below. Happy Bloggin’!