A year and a month ago, I suddenly felt a very strong urge to start a food blog. I started off with a Facebook page and then graduated to a blog. Not satisfied with the look of the blog, I contacted a professional and gave him the brief – a ” homely looking site”.
He gaped at me and asked what I meant by ” homely “. I told him that to me, it meant a simple canvas on which I could just chronicle my cooking adventures, with some stories thrown in. But he told me that since I would be posting regularly in the near future, we might as well go in for a more ” in ” look. After some discussion I gave in and my new site was built. I like it and he has done a neat enough job but how I wish I had stuck to my ” homely” brief!
My food blog which I saw as a platform to share my food adventures and related stories is giving me guilt – laden moments. It looks like a professional site and I don’t post often enough. Infact, the last post was around a month back and the next post doesn’t seem to be happening anywhere soon in the future. We will be living in guestrooms for about 2 months and I won’t be cooking anything for a long time.
Also, I am not an expert and there are days when I don’t cook anything at all. I am not one of those effecient ladies who rustle up goodies at a short notice and can cook in any kitchen . Infact, I am one of those people who are good-for-nothing in kitchens other than their own.
If my food blog was a room, it would be full of dust and cobwebs by now. Of course I plan to be regular at it once the kids are slightly older and I get more free time. After all, I do love posting the pictures, recipes and the related stories. Till then, it’s just my very own journal.
Again, how I wish I had stuck to my ” homely ” look for the blog. There would be no guilt pangs to deal with. But hey, no more guilt . After all, I AM the Boss of the blog, ain’t I ? ☺☺
© Jun 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani