I have been doing a food blog for about a year now. I enjoy it (most of the time...) and want to keep it going, but sometimes lack inspiration. What are some things you love about food blogs you find yourself going back to time and again?
Any other food bloggers out there who feel like taking on a mentee? :)
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- catalogue the recipes I dream of being published in a cookbook someday
- gives me an outlet for my writing and stories, which are as important to me as the recipes
- Lets me share my peculiar observations and experiments with the 'world'
- Spurs me on to delve deep into an ingredient/technique.
Saying all this, I still go through periods on little/no inspiration and at those times, I stand back.
However, my love for food and quest for knowledge, exploring the similarities and differences in world cuisines means there is always something new to discover (I'm Nigerian but I've lived in the UK and the Netherlands and have been exposed to a wealth of cuisines with Hungarian, Indonesian, Indian and other friends).
I keep a notebook with me all the time and will often sketch out blog posts and make notes long before I post recipes. That doesnt happen all the time but most.
I am happy to share more with you and give you some inspiration. You already do a great job (and yes, I did visit your blog!).
Its meant to be fun so enjoy it!
What is the "takeaway" you want readers to have from your blog? Think about writing a prospectus for a book you want to get published
and actually answer these questions in writing for yourself. It will be the basis of a business plan.
I could go on and on, but that's where to start. Good luck!