FoodBuzz is hosting this challenge, “Project Food Blog” to crown a Project Food Blog Champion and I have decided to enter. One of the first challenges is writing a post identifying why I think I should be the Project Food Blog Champion or even just continue on to the next round in this competition.
This is kind of tricky for me.
You see, I don’t see myself as a Food Blog star—I see myself as someone who loves writing about food, travel, kids and other random things……who just happened to stumble into this food blog world. I love writing, cooking for, thinking about and talking about food and my little blog —but know I have lots to learn. ( Those of you who read the post about Aaron’s birthday cake will know exactly what I mean.)
I read some other blogs by FoodBuzz Featured Publishers and know that they are in a whole other league. Their photos are professional and polished, their posts are relevant and consistent, and they seemingly spend hours a day on their blogs (or else it just comes easier to them).
Their beautiful blogs have inspired me to take mine to another level. More than just a place for me to send recipes to my mom. More than an online diary of my cooking frustrations.
I am taking baby steps.
I have been working towards shifting from a WordPress site to a full blown website, brushing up on my photography skills and figuring out how to reach out to more readers. I hope to get to one of the FoodBuzz gatherings next year (this year it conflicts with the NYC marathon which I will be running). I have started to become more organized and consistent.
This challenge coincides with the first birthday of Forty Cakes (can you believe it? I have (almost) been doing this thing for a year?!?) and my desire to make Forty Cakes more beautiful, self sufficient and even more awesome. Competing in the upcoming Project Food Blog Challenges will help me to get Forty Cakes to where I want it to be by challenging me to step out of my comfort zone and do things I might not normally try on my own. That is both exciting and frightening at the same time (Especially the video post! Yikes!)
So, join me as I start this competition with this first post and hopefully get to continue with a few more. Stay tuned because Forty Cakes is going to get better.