I started Pass the Pocky last year because I absolutely love reading food blogs. I really enjoy looking at food photos and seeing all the creative ideas people were coming up with. I decided I wanted to be apart of this exploding foodie community. The first few months of posting came to me really quickly and easily (although looking back at old entries, I want to cringe and roll up into a ball. I had no sense of direction). Unfortunately, after I pillaged my backlog of ideas, everything just came to a dead stop. Blogging became harder as I was constantly on the lookout for fresh ideas. With millions of awesome food blogs already established, it was difficult finding something to write about that hadn't been done a hundred times over. My posts came few and far apart as the months went on. Eventually towards the end of 2009, I just stopped posting completely. I'll spare you the "oh woe is me, why can't I gain an audience or come up with more creative recipes?" sob story. Ha! Bottom line for me.....Blogging is not as easy as it looks. I salute all bloggers that never disappoint their readers and posts everyday! You know who you guys are. /clap, clap I'll stop rambling now and get to the point of this post. :)
I know if I continue on this track, my blog will be completely dead in a few months. I'm not ready for that just yet! I was chatting with fellow food blogger, Miu of Spirited Miu Flavor on Facebook today. After sharing stories about our "not very updated" blogs, we came to the same conclusion. The ideas and photos for the posts are there, it's putting everything into a nice little blog post that's throwing me off. I've been known to sit for hours mulling over a single post, making sure my recipes are correct, instructions are informative enough, checking for spelling and grammar, worrying if I'm boring or rambling too much...etc. It just SUCKS the fun right out of blogging.
I'm taking Pass the Pocky in a new direction. I'm going to post nothing but photos of my five, soon to be six cats. Just kidding! Although, I do have enough cat pictures to do it. Instead of the typical "how to" food blog with recipe and step by step instructions, it'll be more of a "Hey look at what I ate today! or Look at this weirdo thing I just did or saw" food blog. I'll throw in a caption here or there. I found that I was already doing this a lot on Twitter and it was really fun. I love reading all the "@" replies too. Instant gratification at its finest. Hopefully this will strengthen my photography "skills" (yeah right, I still use cell phone camera pics) and maybe even help me become a better blogger. Well, it sounds fun and I'm excited about it. Wish me luck!
I leave you today with a picture of the newest member of my family.
This is my two week old 2010 Mini Cooper S in Pepper White with black bonnet stripes. This little baby took me 8 years to get and now she is MINE!!!! Mwahahaha!!!! I apologize to those who have been forced to look at this picture a million times already. Proud parent here, y'know. Did I mention she's all MINE!?!?!