Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Year Of Blogging



It's been a year since I started my blog. Well a year and one month today to be exact. I'm a month behind on posting. When I first started I really didn't know much about blogging. I moved to another state that was unfamiliar to me. I didn't have any family at all or friends. I had to start my life all over again with my 5yr old at the time. The hubs family lives here and they've been kind to me. I didn't have my mum, gran (Lola), brother, and sisters here. I was living in the middle of nowhere. There were times I felt very alone and I would find myself crying at times. I think that's a natural feeling for anyone isn't it?

When I lost my gran I was heartbroken. I was having a hard time healing. I started taking courses in Cake Decorating which I found quite therapeutic. I learned about blogging when a girl from class said she had one. I was missing loads of food I used to eat particularly the one's that Lola used to make. I started teaching myself how to cook home made meals. 

One day decided I would go for it. I would start my own blog I began visiting other blogs and saw amazing dishes, beautiful sites and photos. I started taking photos of what I was cooking and baking to keep records of what I have accomplished as a new home cook. I didn't have a proper camera so I've used my mobile phone. I discovered that I had a passion for cooking, baking, and collecting cookbooks. I found joy creating meals for the family. My kiddies are my biggest fans and sous chefs.

I started meeting blogger friends online who all have the same passion for food, creating them as well as eating them. I found myself drooling over everyone's dishes and being inspired by it all. I'm very thankful for the few who had been with me since the beginning of my journey as a blogger. They have often left me kind comments and to be honest their comments has helped my mending process and lifted my spirits. 

It's been a fantastic experience and I'm learning from each and everyone of you. I'm thankful for everyone who's joined my journey and the new one's that have just now stumbled upon my blog. I've learned that "Food does feed the soul."

TTFN : )


28 comments:

  1. Congratulation on your first blog anniversary!

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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  2. Happy Blog Anniversary!
    I think blogging is such a wonderful outlet to share your passion for food with others. I was so surprised to see that there are so many food bloggers out there when I first started. I have had the pleasure of meeting some of them in person and became great friends.
    So glad to hear you have enjoyed your blogging experience this past year. Here's to another year... cheers! :)

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    1. Thank you and cheers! : ) I'm glad I started as well and meeting wonderful people. I would love the opportunity to meet some of them as I found them to be quite sincere.

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  3. happy bloggoversary!

    i have only been blogging for a couple of years and i love it. i had to take a break in the middle because of my difficult pregnancy but i returned to blogging and i still love it. i have met so many wonderful bloggers and made so many wonderful friends plus i have gotten to try out so many different recipes and cusines.
    i hope you continue to blog and share your recipes :)

    -Abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

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    1. Thank You Abeer! That's wonderful! Glad to know that you are doing well now with the pregnancy and had made some wonderful friends. It's nice to meet people who are kind even through food. Thank you for stopping by. I'll pop on over to yours in a bit :)

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  4. Happy blog birthday - even if it is a bit belated. I'm very happy to have met you and I'm looking forward to the many more years of your blog. I'm just pouring a flowing glass to celebrate.

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    1. Thank you Phil! We're both late lol. I'm very happy that I've met you as well. Thank you......thank you for supporting me from the beginning :) and you know I'm always here drooling over your fancy dishes. Thank you for putting a smile on my face when I read your posts.

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  5. Congratulations and this is a beautiful post. I have had a similar experience of starting all over again in another country. I know how it can feel.

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    1. It really is comforting to know there are kind people out there. I'm really happy I did this. Thank you :)

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  6. Happy blog-iversary and thanks for sharing your story behind your passion for cooking and why you started up your blog.

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  7. Congrats on your one year mark! blogging really is a blessing! it's great to hear your story
    Mary x

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  8. Happy birthday to your wonderful blog! I loved to read how you started blogging. Looking forward to more recipes!

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    1. Thank you! I look forward another year of cooking and learning :)

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  9. Congrats on a year and a month blogoversary. That's a great achievement.

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    1. Thank you and thank you for taking the time the pop over :)

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  10. Happy birthday to your blog! I just started blogging too and this is my first time stumbling on yours. Keep up the good work! hope you won't mind me drooling over here from time to time :D

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    1. Thank you! Glad you found me. I don't mind at all as I drool everyday over everyone's dishes lol! :)

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  11. Blogging is certainly a lot of fun. Congrats on your year of blogging milestone.

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    1. Thank you, it is a lot of fun I find myself wanting to take a photo of everything :)

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  12. Vanessa, congratulations! What a wonderful post! :)

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  13. Dear Vanessa, Congratulations on your one year anniversary! One of the greatest things about blogging is the support and kindness. I feel like I've made so many friends. It is a wonderful community to be a part of. I feel like were part of a big blogger family! I am happy to have met you and be a follower of your site. Blessings my dear, your friend, Catherine xo

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    1. Awwwww, thank you Catherine. You're absolutely right about the kindness and support. Thank you for this kind comment I'm all teary now........:)

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