Six months in…

…and over 20,000 visitors later and the enjoyment of writing my food blog has not diminished! Over the last three months I have discovered a lot of things about blogging and about myself, I have made more online friends, read many more blogs, commented on plenty as well, cooked recipes I never would have tried and enjoyed blogging about the experiences of cooking them all. I have also learnt many more family recipes, now passed down to my generation, so that I can continue passing them on with this blog.

My posts have become easier to write and put together, with the photos from a small ordinary digital camera – no digital SLR or lighting rig as of yet! I have tried to make my blog more user-friendly too, adding Printable Recipe Links to every post, for readers to print off only what is needed each time.

Over the next six months, I will be moving home, setting up all my planters and tubs in my new garden with fruit and vegetables to last me through the summer and autumn, and trying new things like making my own wines. I’m looking forward to having a go at more recipes from the blogs of my fellow foodies, as well trying to create some more new recipes of my own to share, and getting involved in more blogging events.

I hope all the visitors of my blog enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. I have learnt that a blog is more than just a collection of individual posts – it is a collection of posts and comments and pictures and replies on other blogs too, that are a part of my personality shared in this big social media world. As ever, I have to say a big thanks to my girlfriend, family and friends (online and offline) for all their continued support and for helping me out.

I’m already looking forward to the next six months and blogging about my new experiences on here for all to read!

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4 thoughts on “Six months in…”

  1. Well done on getting through your first six blogging months – we must have started around the same time. I started my blog in July but didn’t really get serious about it until I did a food photography class in October and then I went to Food Blogger Connect in November. Since then there’s been no looking back.

    It’s great you have sorted out printable recipe links, I need to arrange stuff like that, along with switching to WordPress as the formating is so chaotic on Blogger.

    Very pleased to have discovered your blog – thanks for following on Twitter and introducing me.

  2. You have done fantastically well Giles, a very big well done to you. Looking forward to the next 6 months and to seeing what you manage to grow in your various planters. Thanks also for all the techy help you’ve given over the last few months – you certainly helped me get on with Twitter.

  3. Congrats mate! I’m pleased that you’re enjoying blogging – For me it’s been great to have something to focus on, and having a food blog is a reason to keep improving, creating and trying new recipes…here’s to the next six months!

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