The amatuer gourmet (one of the food blogs I follow) has posted ten rules for food blogging. All of which are very good. The top rules center around how to become famous at food blogging. Like have a catchy name, a catchy hook to draw people in (the julie/ julia project is the most renowned example; if you go to the link, bad language alert) or be a famous or award winning chef already. Have lots of beautiful photos of your dishes (I really fail at that one).
Hmm … maybe my catchy hook can be how to make absolutely every last condiment you could ever buy in a grocery store from scratch at home. Because I am well on my way to that one.
But he forgot the most important rule of food blogging of all: your food must be delicious. And your instructions must be clear. Since I have failed at all the other ten rules, I hope to excel at that one. Although I am not trying to become famous, not at all! Would someone who wanted to become famous at food blogging neglect to post for nine months like I did last year? No, I didn’t think so. I just want my far flung family to be able to cook with our family recipes if they want to. For years I wanted to make a family recipe book like Great Grandma Spoor did, but I realized that I was never going to get it in finished form, so, I figured, this is the next best thing. Still useable, but in a constant state of evolution.