A little while ago, Joanna from the lovely The (Gluten-Free!) Food Gurly blog invited me to take part in the writing process blog tour. I was very curious about this, as it’s something I haven’t done on my blog before, not to mention it was an invitation from another wonderful blogger. So how could I resist? Essentially what you do in these little tours is:
- Acknowledge the person that involved you in the blog tour, giving a link to their blog.
- Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process.
And the questions are:
- What are you working on?
- How does your work differ from others of its genre?
- Why do you write what you do?
- How does your writing process work?
You then select three other people and invite them to take part in the tour, making sure to link to their blogs in your post too. We also think that the post dates are each monday, so my post is today – the 9th of June, and the three people I pick are invited to post on the 16th of June. But don’t worry, I’m not the type to enforce these things! I’m just very excited to read through all the writing process blog tours, and to get to know people a bit better.
So, here are my responses:
What are you working on?
At the moment I’m attempting to improve my photography, and test out even more gluten-free recipes. I’m very excited for starting work, as it means I might be able to increase my budget for doing just that! In terms of my writing, I’m not particularly working on anything in that area. Other than that I’m also working on my health and fitness, especially as a new leisure centre will open in my area soon, and I’ll have ready access to a pool!
How does your work differ from others of its genre?
Good question, and not one I’m sure I have an answer to. To be honest, there are a lot of similarities and dissimilarities between my blog and other food blogs. This is because I believe that we all share the same passion for food and food culture, and we’ve all had such wonderful experiences with food throughout our lives. But what makes me different, I think, is my voice. Each of us has our own distinct style of writing, and it’s part of what attracts me to each blog. I like hearing the person behind the post when I read it, and I hope you get to do that with me as well.
Why do you write what you do?
Because I want to share my passion, and my culinary adventures. Blogs are a magnificent place for exploring yourself, your likes and dislikes, and for meeting people with similar interests. They give you a chance to challenge yourself, and to grow. I love that. I also love to write. So it’s a win-win situation for me! I’ve always had a passion for writing, creative writing in particular. But I’ve found that blogging has been very fulfilling, and very positive, and it’s really given me direction, and something to do in my spare time too. It’s great fun, and I wouldn’t give it up unless I really had to!
How does your writing process work?
I tend to pour all my thoughts out in one rush, and then go back and make sure those thoughts also make sense! So it’s a process of getting the ideas out, into a draft post, and then editing them, and making sure I haven’t left anything out. On reflection I often find that there’s some other little thing I want to add or share, so it’s always good for me to come at a post a few times to get everything I want to write out. In terms of selecting the recipes, I tend to have a few recipes in mind ahead of time. I then spend a few days thinking about them, thinking about which I want to make, which fits my budget, etc. I also like to daydream about how I’m going to set each new dish up to take photos, although I don’t often make my shots quite as elaborate as I imagine them!
And here are my nominees!
The crafty cook nook is a delicious blog, with lots of interesting things to read in each post, not to mention delicious recipes to drool over. I thoroughly enjoy reading her posts, and I can’t wait to see what she’ll produce next!
Wendy runs a neat little blog, and really shows her passion for food. She loves all parts of the food process, from growing it, to picking it, all the way through to the actual food preparation and consumption!
An absolutely wonderful blogger, who has always brought a lot of deliciousness and positivity to wordpress! Liz excels at making sweet treats, savoury dishes, side dishes, and just about everything! Her blog is a wonderful read, and her photography is delicious!