Food blogging is a crazy, fun, always-changing, mostly-wonderful world. Some people don't "get" it, but I'm ok with that because I sincerely enjoy every aspect of it. Minus the whole content-stealing part. And the nasty comments. Do you have any idea how many times I've wanted to say, "Seriously, people, this is MAC AND CHEESE you are fighting about. CHEESY PASTA is causing you to type hurtful words into your keyboard." Sorry, I digress.. Food bloggers wear MANY hats. We are cooks, bakers, creators, photographers, food stylists, taste testers, recipe developers, photo editors, writers, graphic designers, web developers, web designers, troubleshooters, promoters, web traffic managers and social media experts. Juggling all of these roles can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially for new food bloggers. I don't know of ANY job or hobby that encompasses such a wide array of responsibilities.
My website will turn FIVE this year, and it hasn't caught on fire. I take that back. There are plenty of fiery words hidden in the comments of my Mac and Cheese post. Does that count? Those were my credentials, by the way. My new signature line will read: Megan Porta, My website will turn FIVE this year, and it hasn't caught on fire! Impressive, right? Ha! After five years of doing all of the above duties, week in and week out (some weeks more than others), I feel like maaaaybe, just maybe, I have acquired some information that someone out there might find valuable. I have been wanting to start this project for over a year, but I haven't made the time for it. It has always seemed like a great idea, but the enormity of the task kept me from starting. An incredible friend recently encouraged me to "Start with one video! The rest will follow.." And so I did. And here it is. I have already begun producing others, so stay tuned!
Next up - Food Photography:Artificial Lighting (Coming April 2015!)