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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 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 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 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.......


  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,
    Special K Cookies

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

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

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

  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

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

  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.

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

  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

  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...

    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.

  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.

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

  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!

  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.

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


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