Me. Plain and simple.
That's the conclusion I came to after weeks of thinking, pondering, reflecting, and rethinking what the "hook" of my blog is.
Before I continue I should probably explain why I've all of a sudden decided to unleash this sudden need to declare myself to you.
Foodbuzz.com is having a contest called Project Food Blog where over 1,800 food bloggers that are featured publishers on the website compete to see who has what it takes to be a food blogging star with a series of challenges to stretch our blogging skills.
The first challenge is to explain what defines me as a food blogger. Part of the prompt reads:
"Consider what makes your blog unique and sets you apart from other food blog brands:
is it your foolproof recipes, NOPE
your mouthwatering photos, Uhh Maybe
or your perspective on family meals? DEFINITELY NOT
Write a post that comes from the heart and is true to you and your blog."
Anyone who knows me well will tell you that sometimes I can be a little blunt. Often times I say things I probably shouldn't be saying. So maybe I shouldn't be saying this but... I don't have a hook. **GASP!!!!**
My blog doesn't have foolproof recipes that I've brilliantly come up with. It doesn't show hilarious photos of cakes with improper spelling. It doesn't show gorgeous photos of a beautifully decorated and well thought out table setting for a chocolate souffle.
I enjoy food. I enjoy taking photos of food. I enjoy sharing things I love with others... and food lets me do that. Whether it be a delicious meal I had or a wonderful recipe I discovered or me failing at a new recipe. Anything worth while in life is best enjoyed when sharing with other people. Haven't you ever watched something side-splittingly hilarious that you instinctively looked around hoping someone saw it too?
So this is me. Sharing with you my successes...
...my utter failures...
...and everything in between.
I'm a baker... photographer... and food blogger. And that's it.
(Entry #1 Ready, Set, Blog!)