New Year, New Camera
In late 2009, I started this blog after months of deliberation. I had a food blog back in 2006 but it was mostly text and bare bones accounting of where I went and what I ate. It might as well had been a food diary. I occasionally rambled on about something but for the most part, I didn’t do much with the food blog. Then I gradually became active on a review site and that food blog fell by the wayside. It’s still around if I ever cared to unlock it but I consider it a bygone era.
Last year was a turning point for me. I was for the first time combining my skills as a writer, artist and foodie. My background is in journalism and public relations. I was marketing the blog even if I was self-conscious about it. I don’t have t-shirts, buttons or keychains but I might as well look into it. Or at least stickers. I know I need new business cards.
I started the blog as not really a food blog. More of a diary of a foodie. I wrote over 440 posts last year. Most of them were about food. It became clear I was obsessive compulsive. I also needed a space to post about my events. I’ve always been the organizer among my friends. I ran a dining club for 3 years and then did outings for another two. I was my own social network.
Last year, I agonized over posting bad photos more than talking candidly about bad dates. In retrospect, I probably should have bought a new camera ages ago. But I finally did and perhaps my skills as a food photographer will improve. I already love what this camera (Canon S95) does with cocktails. These shots are straight from the camera, no editing.
People have asked me what I want out of the blog. Well, I want to enjoy this. Whatever this may be. Here’s to a happy new year!
p.s. I didn’t do a round-up of my favorite restaurants/ meals of last year. That’s a tough one. But here’s my restaurants list. I’ll continue trying to streamline and organize it better. Until then, it’s laughably long.
p.p.s. Some old photos may occasionally surface. I have a few backlogged posts.
Love the pics! Happy New Year!
Thank you! Happy New Year, CL!
You are going to have so much fun with your new camera. Those shots look great, each one better than the previous one.
Thank you! Did you get my email?
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