Confessions of an Amateur Food Blogger

This isn’t a recipe. Today it’s a conversation from me to you and I need to be honest.

At the end of the day, after I’ve perused the political blogs and read up on what’s happening on the campaign trail, I find myself browsing food blogs. I try to learn what makes successful food writing, how they photograph their dishes and of course, search for interesting recipes. And right there is the problem.

I end up copying and pasting recipes and links to word documents, printing them out and taking them home. That wouldn’t be such a problem if I didn’t average 3-4 recipes per word document! Now I have a good sized folder of loose leaf printer paper with recipes for baked goods, drinks, chicken, steak, fish — you name it!

So what do I do? Keep perusing but don’t print? Keep perusing, print and leave at work?

If any other food bloggers (or non-food bloggers of course) are out there and read this, how do you read all those other food blogs and not feel at times overjoyed but also overwhelmed at all the possibilities of recipes?!

That’s all for now folks, thanks for listening and stay tuned!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Rachel Ann says:

    I email links to recipes I’m interested in to myself. I keep them in separate email folders–main dishes, breakfast, entertaining, etc. Then I can peruse my emails when coming up with that week’s menu plan. After I prepare a recipe and Nathan and I both decide we’d like to have it again I print it out and store it in a 3-ring binder that has dividers that correspond to my email folders. It is sort of complicated, but works for me!

  2. Emily says:

    Hey good point! We live in a paperless world right, I have to get on the bandwagon here. T

    Thanks, hope all is well up in Boston!

  3. Kate says:

    Hey Emily,

    I do basically the exact same thing, except for I use bookmark folders. And I usually handwrite out my recipes because I tend to change things, but this also makes me decide if I really want to keep it enough to take the time to write it out in my recipe book. I find that because I rarely have the recipe in front of me (except with baking of course), I just use the general inspiration of it and come up with something original. Much less stress.

    P.S. I linked your blog on my blog! You’re baking amazes me. I am not on good terms with my oven. I try to avoid it unless it is set on broil.

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    i always visit food blogs because i always like to do some home cooked meals -:;

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