Six months In: What Have I Gleaned About This Whole Thing?


Six months and 27 posts. What have I learned so far? I have awesome supportive friends. Traditional comfort foods get the most traffic: my top posts are banana bread and lentil soup. Tastespotting and Food Gawker generate the most traffic, followed by Facebook.  Good pictures matter. A lot. But not more than content.  Buy a photo book. Use a good camera. Use natural light.  Tastespotting and Foodgawker actually give you feedback on why your photo is rejected, which is fucking amazing and generous.  Nobody wants to leave a comment. Spammers leave tons of comments.  I feel like an imposter.  I am a droplet in an ocean of food blogs – not even a full drop –  and if I continue to do this I will be doing it for myself, because I can’t keep pimping out my friends. And, I still haven’t figured out if I want to do process shots or arty ingredient arrangements. I just know I like my dark wood table.  So, guess I’ll keep doing this until it’s no longer fun.

yes, do
Just like the fortune cookie said.
Author: Karen Maginnis

2 thoughts on “Six months In: What Have I Gleaned About This Whole Thing?

  1. Keep doing it! The photos are amazing and the recipes are wonderful! How do I know? I eat the stuff you cook and I am thankful every day I’m married to you. I’m not biased though, right?

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