Wow, Blogger Recognition Award number 2. You know, I still get a burst of excitement when I get nominated for these awards. They’re super fun, they aren’t taken too seriously and it is so cool seeing not only my growth, but my/our fellow blogger’s growth as well. So thank you so much Veronika, I apologise for taking a while to respond but I promised you I would. Veronika owns a fantastic food blog called https://vfoodjourney.com/ and believe me it is an incredible food journey to be apart of. Her website is full of wonderful recipes, which she continues to post consistently. And she has also starting showing off the food on her awesome travel adventures.
So lets list the rules for the nominees:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post responding to the nomination.
- Give a short story on how you started your blog.
- Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Nominate 15 other bloggers.
- Let the bloggers know that you have nominated them. And provide them with a link to the post you created.
Ok, here is a short story of how I began blogging:
Jamie Oliver is my hero, because he is the person who actually got me interested in cooking. I even remember the very first time I got inspired by him, and I tried making his strawberry ice-cream crumble (yes, the key word is tried, not succeeded). Once I graduated from high school I started culinary school. I was terrible in the kitchen at first but once I started getting better that interest turned into a passion. I did some work experience in about 10 different kitchens at the casino, I completed my cooking course, I was a kitchen hand for a while and I worked in a catering company for a short while as well, which was a very tough job.
It was very hard to wrap my head around whether I really wanted to be a chef, because it is a completely different world working in commercial kitchens. However the passion to cook was still there, and I gained so much knowledge for cooking and I didn’t want it to go to waste. That is why I started this blog. And now, I am inspired about getting people in the kitchen and bringing home cooking back to life.
Here are my 2 pieces of advise for my fellow bloggers:
- Quality over quantity- Yes, you should post as consistently as you can. However, never click that publish button until you know that the post is ready to be posted. Do the absolute best you possibly can with what you have, and focus on improving your content everyday. If you half ass your posts, it will come back to bite you in the booty. Take it from someone who has experienced this.
- Be creative- It is ok to just sit down and just let that mind wonder. Wonder on new ideas and be innovative. Ask yourself “why would somebody want to follow my blog?” I promise you that there is a great answer to that question. But it is up to you to come with that answer and constantly expand on it.
Here are my nominees:
Thanks again Veronika! And keep up the good work you are doing, same goes for my nominees. And for my subscribers, I will be posting a Teriyaki prawn skewer recipe very soon so stay tuned. I wish you all the very best (: