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Journey of a Food blogger.


Today I am taking a break from recipes a small deviation from my cooking to give you some of the knowledge that I have gained through blogging for the last two years.

This journey which started on a whim one afternoon, summer of 2010 was actually to store and share some of my favorite recipes. Friends have been asking recipes and I started sending them through email. And one fine afternoon I stumbled on blogger and the rest is history. The very first post is my favorite chocolate recipe which was popular among my friends and relatives...little did I know that I am stumbling into the big world of blogging.

Blogging has become an addictive hobby and a place to share my passion for cooking. I was overjoyed when I got the first comment and then slowly without myself realizing my blog started to grow. For me cooking should be easy and fun, I cannot digest long list of ingredients in a recipe, so I try to make my cooking as easy as possible for my readers and friends....my mantra is cooking is EASY!

I have come to know a lot of people through this blog, Prathima, Aparna, Sharmi, Priya, Jay, Biny, Faseela, Shabs Binu, Radhika, Akila, Deepa, Tina..... and I have to mention Dassana, when I came to know that she was a web developer I wrote to her a few of my doubts and she replied back with tons of information....half of it I still have to understand....like the word "optimize your meta tag" and a lot more . Unknown persons suddenly becomes your friend....and try to help...that connection is because we all share the same passion.

Initally when I started I did not know about picassa, (remember I graduated from college long before IT revolution) I used to upload each and every picture from my computer to blog.....that was time consuming. Then I found out about picasa and was happy that I could edit them after I upload them from my cam and even upload them to my blog from picasa...yes that was great!. You can download Google picasa from here. I did have some hiccups with picasa; like once when I saw too many of the already uploaded pictures, I thought why not delete some pics and save the space on picasa after all the pics that I needed are already uploaded in the blog and I promptly deleted some many of them....the result was that all the pictures automatically was deleted from the blog too....it was a hard lesson for me....imagine my patience....finally again I uploaded them back to its place...whew!



I thought after 1 year of blogging that, I have learned everything, but the truth is even now after 2.5 years of blogging I am learning something new each and everyday, some of you might have helped me in this travel; I thank each and everyone who has helped me in some way or the other.


If you have learned something new please share with me.......



Comments

  1. A lovely journey of a great chef, although I came to know your blog just a month ago. i do enjoy your recipes and pics :-). I wish you all the best and great happiness in life and through your blog. Waiting to try your pressure cooker payasam and will do it soon enough.

    With Love & wishes,
    Priya
    Special K Cookies


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    1. Thank Priya, do update the feedback on the payasam.

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  2. Lovely space with yummy recipes..Glad to follow U!

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    1. Saraswathi, thanks for the visit and the follow...keep visiting.

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  3. Beautiful journey as you said yeah we are all still learning each and every day... Obviously known is a drop unknown is an ocean.. Great going...Keep blogging and rocking :)
    Today's Recipe ~ Spicy Bitter Gourd Stir Fry / Pavakkai Poriyal
    You Too Can Cook Indian Food Recipes

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  4. Wow such a lovely journey of blogging... Loved ur post... Wish we all could continue this lovable journey through out our life

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  5. Such a lovely journey, totally agree with you, even i learned so many stuffs and still learning each and every day,happy blogging Nisa.

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    1. Priya, like you each day I am learning something new.

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  6. A wonderful & memorable journey..And still many more lovely moments & experiences to be encountered :)) I know exactly how you feel..Bcoz, I too share similar experiences in blogging world..Never knew I would & make so many wonderful friends like you, deepa, pari, Jay and many many more!!! totally love all your recipes..Easy to make, so well explained and all the recipes have a personal & homely touch :) And hats off to your patience in taking step wise pics & your efforts to give such detailed explanations along with variations & substitutes..

    Keep at it & keep rocking!!!

    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. blogging is a beautiful journey and i can relate with you so much. even i have learnt so many things that i would have not if i was not a blogger and i still keep learning.

    eg till today i did not know about this feature of picasa. may be coz i don't use picasa now. after reading your post, i know that this is possible with picasa. and hats off to your patience...

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    1. Shiva, thanks for the visit, and yes picassa is great for editing too...just get acquainted with it and you will be glad with the results.

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  8. there is so much to learn and so much we keep on learning everyday.... all coz we blog. it is indeed a wonderful journey.

    i like your blog & your recipes and they are so easy & quick to make.

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    1. Thank you dassana, like your space too and your photography.

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  9. What a nice post Chaya! You're right - blogging is so much more than I ever expected. It's also quite fun and addicting and has filled a void that I needed filling. What a great journey. You've done a marvelous job with your blog!

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  10. You have been an inspiration long back before I started my blog. I have tried many of your recipes before I started the blog, so no pictures. Will make again for my blog and link back. All the best.

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    1. Thank you Priya, it sure is nice to know this!! All the best for your blog!!

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