Today my blog turns into 2 years old. Though it is still 2 years old, I feel like I am blogging from many years. This blog has become a part of my life. Before 2 years ago, I just started this blog to share recipes in details. At that time, I already had my facebook page and it was becoming popular. But when I think of today, I spend more time on Food Corner blog than Food Corner facebook page.
So, I want to thank you all fellow blogger friends and readers who were with me during this journey. Your each and every word made me happy and encouraged me so far. With other work in life, I still could find some time for the blog as it makes me so happy.
I hope you all will support me in my journey for further years!
I just thought of sharing few reasons why I love blogging so much.
1) I could find fellow friends with similar interests.
This blog is a place where I could meet many friends with similar interests. They visit me frequently and leave a small note. That makes me really happy. I feel I am connected with many friends around the world. Though contacts are through writings and comments, it is a warm feeling same as chatting with friends face to face.
2) I could learn about new recipes and food culture
Earlier I always searched for recipes and tried them. But now because of other fellow bloggers, I always find new recipes and some interest facts among their food cultures. It is really interesting when we know at least a little bit more about food cultures and recipes from other countries.
3) My interest and skills on cooking has improved
Now I really like my everyday cooking. Very rarely I feel lazy. I always try to cook any dish at its best. Unlike earlier, now I don’t feel afraid to try new recipes. I believe this is a result of food blog.
4) My reading habits and writing skills are improved.
I really feel I have improved my writing skills. Because of the blog, I try to read some other articles and posts which helps to improve the blog. These everything make my knowledge a bit wider.
5) I could learn more about html,seo etc
Before 2 years ago, I really didn’t know what is html, what is a web site layout, what do you mean by SEO etc etc. But because of this blog, I could learn bit more about this new field. Though I still don’t understand these things in details, I could gain a basic knowledge which a blogger should have. Interestingly, now I am able to read & understand an article written about SEO and apply those things to improve my blog.
6) My photography skills are improved.
Here is the first picture I posted in this blog.(2011/03/12)
After 4-5 rejections, finally one of my photographs is accepted by Foodgawker.
Though I am not very good in Food Photography, I am sure I have improved a bit in food photography. I guess the main reason is encouraging words from other fellow bloggers. Also I can see nice Food Photographs of others which give me new ideas.
7) It makes me happy when I feel my blog helps others
Sometimes I receive comments or emails from readers saying that they looked for a specific recipe and found in my blog or they say that my recipes helped them that really make me happy.
8) I am able to get different new products free.
After about 1 year of blogging, PR companies started to contact me. They send me different new products for review purpose. It is a really nice experience when I receive those products because of this food blog.
9) I will never say ‘I am bored’!
I remember, earlier I had some free time and didn’t know what to do. But now I don’t have such free time. If I am free, I spend time on food blog. Yes, I am not bored!
10) I earn some money for my charity work.
At the time of I started this blog, I saw ‘Google AdSense’ feature and added to my blog with the idea that if I earn any money from this blog, I will use that for charity purpose. However until about 1 year, I didn’t receive any pay out. But, from September last year, I receive a monthly payment. (The minimum payment).It is a small amount if I consider it in dollars. But it is a reasonable amount if I consider it in Sri Lankan Rupees. I could use that money for charity purpose in Sri Lanka happily. This is something I didn’t reveal so far. I want to thank you all fellow friends and readers for your support on this blog as you all are part of the charity work I have done so far.
So far I shared some serious facts to show why I love blogging. Other than above facts there are few other reasons which make me a happy blogger. From all those funny facts from taking lots of photos till the food is getting cold to collect lot of cookbooks though I don’t try all the recipes inside the cookbooks, below two are some facts I experience but still I love to experience.
– Before any meal, still my husband asks me, ‘Have you finished taking the photographs?’. I guess it is a habit of him now! 🙂
– During office days, if we go out for any meal, my colleague asks ‘Do you want to take a photograph of this food and publish in Food Corner?’. 🙂 Though I don’t publish such photos, I am not sure why she reminds that to me in every time when she see delicious food. I know she enjoys Food Corner same as I do!
Thanks again for all of you readers and fellow blogging friends for your support on Food Corner!
I guess you too have reasons to love your Food Blog. I would love to know your ideas on that. Please share your thoughts and ideas.
congrats buddy – could learn about so much things you do through blogging
Congrats dear amy for the successful 2nd year blog anniversary.Wish you many more on your way.
Congrats Amy……wow….well written. I do agree with all your points…..even I feel the same with my blogging though mine is jus 4 months old…:-)
congrats amy:)keep going:)
Hi Amila, congratulation, happy blog anniversary. Am glad to meet you too. One thing great about blogging is we get to learn something new every day about culture, food and kitchen tips, etc…. My blog just just 2 last month, I did not expect that I can actually continue up to today….LOL
I wish you all the best, hope to see more posting from you. Keep up the good job.
Have a nice day, regards.
Congratulations, Amy! Love your creative spirit.
Hearty Congratulations Amy!!! I can very well say the writing is from your heart & I’m very proud of you for the charity work that you are doing. I cannot believe that your blog is only 2 years old. Your blog looks like you have been in this space forever, that much authentic & earnest!
It is always a pleasure to learn new things/ideas from different parts of world & I’m very happy to have found your blog online!! Keep rocking!!
Hi Amy, my heartiest congrats dear. Way to go… I have just started my blog. Even in a short period i’m very happy that i have found friends through this food blog world.
Congrats Amy!!!!!!! Keep up the good work…
Hey Congo Amy !!!! Huge difference in your photography !!!
Loved it …time to celebrate !!!
Congrats dear… way to go…
Congrats Amy on your second year. Keep going.
lovely post amy… your reasons seem to be so close to why i started my blog too… keep up the good work!!!
Congrats Amy… Nice to know abt your blog.. keep going..
congrats Amy…& a lovely post
Congrats Amy. Excellent write up, we all are trying to improve ourselves, is n’t it? Celebrate dear.
Hearty congratzz amy…
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congratulations dear…beautiful post….loved reading it!!
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Congratulation Amy… Nice posting… It will help us also.Wishing you go more ahead and ahead..
congrats and all the best for more to come
Congrats dear 🙂 I could relate myself with you in many aspects.. People do not believe me when I say I am not bored 😀 And I found so many fellow gals, like you who is interested in food and blog, which I do not find in person 🙂
And am very proud that you donate your money to charity.. Something that only a few can do !! Kudos… May many more years of blogging bring you happiness 🙂
Lovely to know more about your blogging journey, wishing you more success, friends and great recipes 🙂 cheers for 2
Congrats Amy. Keep going.
Congrats on 2 years of blogging!
Congrats dear, those sure are great reasons and benefits that we reap of blogging. Keep rocking 🙂
wow,,,hey dear congrats. keep blogging.
sorry dear its too late to wish you..somehow i missed this..anyway hearty congrats…wishing you many many success:)
A very Happy Bloganniversary and wishing you many more years of blissful cooking and sharing.
I was away for a year from my blog and I terribly missed not just blogging but also my visits to the wonderful blogs of my fellow bloggers.
Do visit my blog when you get time 🙂
I find one major mistake in Sri Lanka recipes, that is they simply don’t quantify food portions. What is the portion size, and how many portions are yielded in this recipe? In order to present a scientific recipe these standards have to be followed. Without a portion size for example, if it is a vegetable preparation it should be 4 oz. or half a cup. If nutrition value, for example how many calories in one portion is included in a recipe, it is scientifically acceptable
Thanks Buddhapriya for your feed back.This is very useful & I agree with you.
In my recipes,I usually indicates how many servings can be achieved.Anyway,as a hobby blogger, I really don’t find time to share information on nutrition value,calories etc.But with your suggestion,now I am in an idea to find on how to share that info easily….
Thanks & keep in touch!
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