I am back! We tried to get stuck in Ireland for longer, but our flight took off from Dublin on time yesterday afternoon, delivering us from a sparkly island of green to mounds and mounds of snow. You should have seen our car!
In addition to dealing with the snow and jetlag, I am just a little overwhelmed with getting back into blogging, blog reading, catching up on emails, and developing a schedule for myself to manage (hopefully) the many freelance projects coming up. But, I am looking forward to reading what you all have been up to, and I have more Ireland posts, including one on our visit to Derry in Northern Ireland later today.
It is Friday, and that means Friday Foodie Feature time! Today I am happy to bring you a fellow Bostonian, Amanda from The Kitchen Misfit. Amanda’s blog is full of deliciousness, both things made at home and meals eaten in restaurants, in addition to blogger events. My favorite recent post on Amanda’s blog is a post about Cracked Wheat Loaf, one that might inspire some bread baking as soon as I have my act together at home. If you live in the Boston area, you may have met Amanda or checked out her blog. If you haven’t I would definitely recommend heading over to learn more!
How long have you been blogging?
I’m still a newbie and have only been blogging since June of 2010. I started my blog after getting married in April and realized that I had so much more time on my hands. Wedding planning takes up a lot of time! I have a couple of hobbies but nothing that I was really passionate about. After reading so many fantastic food blogs I decided to try my hand at it and absolutely fell in love with it and haven’t looked back since.
What is your favorite thing about blogging? Least favorite?
When I started my blog I never thought I would be exposed and be able to meet such amazing food bloggers, especially right here in Boston. It’s great to be able to share your love of something with people who really appreciate it. I don’t think there is one least favorite part of blogging, unless you count the lack of sunlight in my apartment and trying to take good pictures as a result!
What has been your most fun blog post to write?
That is a tough one. I joined the Daring Baker’s and have been exposed to some fantastic challenges. I learned how easy it is to make homemade donuts and have tried my hand at canning. What amazing to me is that I’m making recipes I thought I would never be able to make a few years ago!
Where do you see your blog this time next year?
I’m hoping to get a redesign in time for my one year blogiversary. I also want to learn how to use my camera to create better pictures. I’m also hoping to try to attend some blogger conferences since they are such a wealth of information. I also want to start experimenting more and coming up with more of my own recipes.
Is there anything else about your blogging experience you would like to share?
It’s been quite a rollercoaster! I never thought I would be where I am now, in blogging and in cooking/baking. I’m looking forward to doing this for a long time!
Interested in being a featured foodie? Email me! traveleatlove (@) gmail.com