So just a few hours ago, Leaf (The Indolent Cook), a dear friend from the Food Blogging community that I've been fortunate enough to know, was just hosting a giveaway competition on her blog.
It was for this book called, "Will Write for Food" by Dianne Jacob. To participate in the lucky draw, I basically had to answer the following questions and I thought I'd just share with you my entry:
FOOD WRITING ASPIRATIONS:
My passion is to reach out to people everywhere through Food Blogging with my writing and photos. I would like to appeal to the average person, from an average person's point of view. Though I don't have any professional knowledge and experience on Food, but I believe this is what makes my point of views more personal and easy-to-relate.
I prefer to adopt a more honest, light-hearted and friendly approach in my form of writing. As far as I'm concerned, Food is always meant to be Fun and never to be taken too seriously.
At the end of the day, I truly I hope I can show people that Food really is more meaningful when it is shared and that they, too, will feel inspired to open up spaces to share Life* with other people over Food, whether at home or at a restaurant. It is for this reason that Food Blogging, to me, is more than just a hobby, but a passion.
WHAT I'M DOING TO ACHIEVE THEM:
I have begun food blogging again about a month ago and I believe that's a start. I have been dedicating time out of my week to share recipes and reviews and can only hope that people find it just as Fun to read as it was for me to write.
At the same time, I feel very strongly about showing the same support and encouragements that I have been so blessed to receive during my short time of blogging to as many people out there, both in and out of the food blogging community. These people have truly made this whole experience so enjoyable for me and has reaffirmed me of the reasons I do the things that I do on my blog.
My plan is to keep blogging for a very, very long time. Why stop now, right? It's been great so far and I'm sure it'll only keep getting better. It is a journey and I hope to find growth in my writing and pictures continuously over time.
I guess what completely caught me by surprise was how convicted I felt about every single word that I wrote. I totally didn't expect it as I thought I was just writing words that came to mind, only to realise that they were words that came from the heart. To be honest, I'm still a bit shaking from that.
I know I've been very "interested" in Food Blogging for a very long time, but I wasn't exactly sure why. Sometimes you never know how you really feel about something until you actually write them out, don't you? One of those times when I'm reminded by how powerful journaling or blogging can be.
Anyway, I don't mean to sound overly lame, but I somehow feel really blessed by this competition because it's helped me put into words and realise what I have been truly passionate about all this time.
Finally, all I want to say is that I feel really thankful I am to all of you who has allowed me to share my Food Journey with you on this space. Whether you're a blogger, reader or just anyone with a hungry stomach who keep coming back, you've certainly made this dream come true for me! And maybe, just maybe, I can be so lucky as to sit down and share a meal with each of you one day. Just give me a holla and I'm there.
Thanks again for everything!