I wasn’t sure at first if I was ready to commit to Project Food Blog, but then I realized that only 400 bloggers will move to the next round. The likelihood of this being a time consumer is very slim. Because I am an English geek and love a good writing prompt, this challenge seemed perfect for me.
The Prompt: What defines you as a food blogger, and why should you be the next food blog star?
As a food blogger, I think I am a bit of an anomaly. You see, I am a terribly picky eater. If the texture is wrong or the taste is not to my preference I won’t eat it. I don’t like chocolate, milk, mushrooms, or steak. However over the last few years, I have learned to like some new things; one of the most treasured being red onions.
In addition to my selective taste buds, I think my background plays a big role in my food blogging. While I don’t know the reason, there aren’t too many food bloggers of color. My biracial and low socio-economic roots give me a different perspective than many other bloggers out there. For example, I only have one type of peanut butter and shock — it has sugar in it, but I love it. I’ll never leave you Jif Natural; don’t you worry.
My blog is simple and still fairly new. I don’t have 2000 readers or even 200, but I love this blog. Over the last year it has been great learning new things about health, fitness, and building a website, “meeting” new people, and experiencing all of the ways that food can be an adventure.
The truth is I’m no chef; I’m just a teacher who loves making things that make other people happy. I like making food that tastes really good and controlling all the ingredients. Being the next food blog star would present me with opportunities to continue in my food escapades.