This blog has been “alive” for about 9 months now.
It has been my first attempt at blogging, and a creative outlet away from the daily slog. While I don’t have thousands of readers – like a lot of bloggers starting out I am very surprised when anyone at all reads it! So thank you to each and every one of you who has read, ‘liked’, clicked and commented along the way. You’re the best!
When I started out, I had 2 ideas:
Write about Food Ingredients, particularly those slightly less common or well known. I would choose one ingredient to feature weekly and provide tips, recipes and a photo journal from my kitchen. The blog posts would contain a mix of photos, video, links to other blogs and recipes.
Create an online resource of cooking classes, food tours and experiences.
I started along the path chipping away at both ideas. And then I found myself writing about restaurants and events and travel and other stuff…
Along the way I also travelled quite a bit – both for work and leisure. Keeping up the blogging was difficult, particularly when I wasn’t at home cooking anything.
Eventually I realised I really wasn’t doing either of my ideas justice. I’d also failed to communicate the real purpose or message of the blog to my readers.
So after taking stock and a re-assessment, here’s what I will and won’t be doing!
Continue to develop Ten Thousand Tastebuds as a blog about Food Ingredients; with how-to information on expanding on your at-home repertoire
Publish recipes and a photo journal on how to create them
Team up with other bloggers to share other perspectives on feature ingredients
Share the occasional food related personal or travel experience
Develop a separate site dedicated to my other idea on cooking classes, food tours and gourmet experiences
Do restaurant reviews. Although one of my favourite things to do is dine out, there are already plenty of online reviews out there. I’m also not a chef, and I can only imagine how hard the hospitality industry works. And I don’t really want to be scoring anyone. I will however, continue to share good food experiences on Twitter and Facebook
What do you think?
I’d love to hear your thoughts – yes especially you who normally reads blogs and never comments (hi Mum!)
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