Friday, 10 August 2007

In praise of food bloggers!

Okay, so I absolutely LOVE reading food blogs, browsing around them reading about delicious ingredients, looking at droolworthy photos, fantasising about what to make for dinner tonight etc. etc. So I thought it stood to reason therefore that I should keep a blog myself. However, I guess despite my fantasies, and to my infinite sadness, I was not born to be a writer. My own prose comes out stilted and false, and nowhere as lyrical and eloquent as I would want to sound. Also, I haven't got the dedication. So if anyone is here reading this as a result of following a link from my profile after I left a comment somewhere, sorry to disappoint you, but there is nothing of note to be found. I have deleted the few pitiful entries that existed (save for the US/UK linguistics mapping, which continues to be of use to me in the US-centric world of food blogging) and served only as an embarrassment to me, and now I keep this blog to allow me to comment on others posts only.

However, I would like to say a HUGE thank you to those food bloggers who manage to write so engagingly day after day, providing me with entertainment and inspiration, and for being able to succeed where I so spectacularly failed.

I get a little spark of joy everytime my Bloglines account tells me there is a new post from any of these marvellous people - thank you all! Orangette | Tea and Cookies | Gluten-Free Girl | Jaden's Steamy Kitchen | Chocolate and Zucchini | Cupcake Bakeshop | Homesick Texan | Smitten Kitchen | David Lebovitz | MattBites

I do read a few others, but those are my favourites. Feel free to leave me a comment if you know of any other great blogs I'm missing out on though, as I tend to read through my feedreader these days, and so miss out on the blogrolls, and my list could do with being extended!

Thanks for stopping by :-)

1 comment:

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

I like your linguistic mapping! Good tool.

And I'm with you--I love reading great food blogging.