Hello my fellow readers. I firstly wanted to apologize for not being here for a while. This is a new blog, it’s a new situation and I just don’t know where I want to totally go with it but I’m going to try to stick with it, get more recipes up and more posts. I won’t set a schedule for anything because that was getting to me. I just want to have fun with this blog and go with it so to speak but I will be here as often as I can posting. That does mean some days I’ll post 3 times and then there won’t be much for a week or 2 but hey that’s how I roll.
Today I wanted to touch base with some things I have gotten to get quite annoyed with in the way of blogging and more specifically with food blogging. I have noticed most of these (no it’s not a long list, don’t worry!) as I have been surfing through food blogs in general mostly and so far one in the way of my own blog here.
1. (my own blog) spam comments – No one seems to be taking actual part in the posting that they are commenting on but instead trying to make me realize that for one reason or another that I should be doing some special program or what not to enhance the ‘sale’ aspect of my blog and to spam my comments with some sort of advertising link to their special programs/site. Come on people, take a look, do you see one advertisement?? Do you see any ‘money’ being made through this blog? Ok perhaps down the road I might start an amazon listing for items I use or something but for now, this is just a fun project that is home grown and run. No money baking, no money making. And for the few of you out there that are following, I have previous knowledge in web site designing and the background knowledge owning domains. The only other spamming thing is someone asking for help to build a website of their own to help them make money, I’m not here to instruct you in how to make money in any shape or form. This is a FOOD BLOG.
2. Recipes not being recipes – There seems to be a trend now a days, throwing a can of this product, a roll of this product and some already processed this product together, baking/cooking it and calling it a ‘recipe’. You know the kinds of things that make you wonder if the producer of the so called ‘recipe’ is making this in a collage dorm or something. Recently my mother and I have found a new product (will post about it more later when I have photos) but basically pre-made gluten free pie crust and it’s been wonderful. We have been messing around with different recipes but all from an old cook book that she has. Not *once* so far has there been a ‘use this can of what ever’ or ‘this package of whatever’ in it. It’s all every day ingredients like butter, flour, fresh veggies/fruit. These are recipes! They use actual real whole down to earth ingredients, not pre-made and processed canned/boxed/frozen items. I don’t boost to *never* use a canned item here or a frozen item here but there is a big big big difference in adding say frozen peas to a dish or using a pre-made crust of some sort (especially when it comes to gluten free dough!) or pre-made pasta but you will never ever see a recipe of mine including nothing but pre-made/pre-cooked/processed item only.
3. Pop-up subscriptions requests – This is SOOOOO starting to get on my nerves. I think about 90% of my food blog surfing now a days includes me clicking off a pop-up box asking me to subscribe to what ever blog it is I’m looking at. If I want to subscribe to a blog, I’m not going to be lazy about it and not look for a subscription link. The pop-up requests are getting way out of hand on these sites and a big annoyance when they pop-up in the middle of reading a recipe or entry. I mean come on give it a rest, it’s not a good trend in my eyes. If one really wants to remember your site they are either going to bookmark it or they are going to go in search of a way to subscribe without one putting it in their way. In fact in my eyes, it’s a reason to *not* subscribe to a blog because it means every time I come to visit, I’m going to get this annoyance and I don’t like that idea.
Ok I think that is all really, I’m sure there is going to be more but *shrug* it’s just some items that have been on my mind lately. Now back to the fun I hope 🙂 I’ll get in here with a nummy snack recipe soon and hope that the blog does what people want it to! Peace.