So I guess this is what has started it all…
Or it’s at least one of the big things that had started the trend, brought recognition to, and has inspired the start of food blogging being a thing.
I recently continued my read (from so and so years ago) of Julie and Julia. I just hate purchasing a book and not finishing it. With some books, I may finish reading it overnight. Some take weeks or months. And others may take me years to finish..but I will finish reading ‘em..some day. I mean something about the book interested me enough to want to invest my hard earned $$ on them, so I know they gotta be worth a read since I’d hate to think of myself as a bad judge in books that interest me and purchasing crappy books that put me to sleep (I should know myself by now and what I like). When I don’t finish a book, it’s not usually because it’s boring and I lose interest. Something just seems to get in the way and I end up forgetting about it. A total page turner + good timing = reading completed.
An excerpt from Julie and Julia:
Good writing alone, however, is not enough for blogging. It needs to be accompanied by (beautiful) pictures to tell the whole story. I’ve learned how important pictures are, especially for foodblogs. That perfect shot speaks a billion words and it’s what catches people’s attention and makes them interested to even read the post.
We have all been through that frustrating point of our blogging journeys that we have witnessed Julie going through, -blogging our hearts out, wondering if anyone out there in cyber space reads what we write and if they happen to come across it somehow, will they even give a hoot? I remember when Julie gets her very first comment ever on her blog. I can so relate to the elation of knowing that someone out there is actually reading my blog. I can still remember my very first comment. I have no idea who that person was, how they found my blog, why they never commented before…but when they finally did, it totally made my day. Do you guys still remember your very first comment (other than from friends/family that you told your blog about to)? I wonder if the big time bloggers remember their very first comment and if it holds a special place in their blogging hearts, even after the gajillion comments they received after.
Getting to know other food bloggers has been the most rewarding part about blogging. It’s so cool when discovering the other things in common that I have with other food bloggers than the shared love for food and cooking. Sandra of Sandra’s Easy Cooking likes to binge watch K dramas as much as I do (when she has time. she’s a super busy woman, juggling a billion things!). Faye of Faye’s Fork is a grown woman that still loves Hello Kitty as much as I do! And her cheapness and OCD neuroticness are comparable to mine. I wonder who is worse. Lol…my point is that with food blogging, you are likely to find connections and build friendships that you may have never discovered otherwise. But you already knew that. It just goes to show you that food really does bring people together and enriches our palates and souls.
There has been talk that blogging has been “overdone”. I have even heard people say that they think that the art of blogging is gradually becoming a thing of the past, and that something new is bound to come around. Vlogging seems to be gradually replacing the popularity of blogging (or maybe it already did). I’ve been noticing that more bloggers are also incorporating videos into their blog posts now, in addition to writing posts. So I wonder where that leaves us bloggers that only want to write and post pictures. My fellow food bloggers over at G+ Food Bloggers Community offered some encouraging insight. I believe (and hope) that there are always going to be readers in the cyber world that are seeking a (written) good story.