My brief hiatus from the blogging world has been good for me, it’s given me a chance to refresh, regroup and make excellent progress in my town on Animal Crossing. But I can’t stay away from blogging for too long, thanks to this wonderful community. I can’t thank you enough for all of the thoughtful comments on my last post. If you’re ever feeling down about your blog, go and read that comment section, because it’s so uplifting and helpful.
So, continuing on the blogging community train, my post today was inspired by the amazing Brooke Clarke and her post entitled Blogging 101: How I Blog. I really enjoyed reading the post, because I find habits of people fascinating and I got some really good tips from Brooke’s post.
I get inspiration for my posts from recipe books, food magazines or Instagram. I think social media is an excellent place to start for learning about food culture and what’s going on in the world of food. Sometimes my writing is a response to aspects of that world, like my Health Trends I Can’t Get On Board With post. For my recipes, it normally begins with a flavour combination idea, then I tweak it, normally add a few more ingredients and then I test it out to see if it works in a regular environment, not just on the pages of a glossy magazine.
I blog from my chair. We bought this gorgeous, wing backed armchair from IKEA earlier this year and I love it. It’s my space, my comfort zone, and some where I can spend a lot of time in! I keep my notebooks and blogging diary nearby, as well as my collection of magazines. There is normally a steaming cup of tea nearby as well. I blog on the go too, typing up drafts on my phone so I don’t forget. Then I do the editing and adding pictures at home in my chair.
I like to keep a stash of blog posts on the back burner. Sometimes they just need pictures added, or sometimes they’re just a vague idea that I’m spending a few more days pondering over to make an actual post out of. They don’t always end up as a complete post, I trash a lot of things. This can be because I’m no longer interested in the subject, or because the post has become a bit “ranty”. I’m all about expressing opinions, but I would rather do it in a tongue-in-cheek jokey way than just blurt out my frustration on my blog. I prefer to keep things light on my blog too, it’s a positive place.
Huge thanks to Brooke for inspiring this post and making me think about my own blogging habits. Where do you like to blog? Do you have a set time for blogging? Tell me all about it in the comments section. If you do pop over to visit Brooke Clarke, tell her Boo sent you!