Food Bloggers Unite!
Why do food bloggers do what we do? This is a question that has been rolling around in my head for a few weeks, one that has been difficult to answer. Well, it's actually easy to answer in a short manner, but when you really dive into the question of why food bloggers blog, you really come up with some interesting revelations. One such revelation is the addition to the question: Why, when there are so many recipe collection sites on the World Wide Web, do food bloggers piddle away their time posting a couple of time per week the recipe they chose to make or pulled from a book?
That's a big question, perhaps a run-on sentence even. But the question is relevant. It even has me wondering why the hell am I doing this? What do I hope to gain? Can this blog make any money ... what with all the recipe eater sites on the web? Who thinks anyone is going to care what you're opinions are, Adam? You aren't a chef. You don't have any formal training.
To answer the big question, I think that most non-professional food bloggers do it for fun. They love to cook and they love to share with others. And this being the internet and all, people like to come together as a community and share in each other's good cooking.
My mindset when writing anything here is always "how do I boil this down" or "how do I make this relevant to the home chef" or more importantly, "how can I relate this to men." Recently, Dave at FumblingFoodie wrote a commentary about food blogging that only JUST NOW stuck in my head. He said ..
Wells scoffs at bloggers talking about cheese sandwiches, but the blogosphere is a microcosm of the rest of the world. If bloggers are talking about cheese sandwiches then clearly people are interested in cheese sandwiches.
In an email conversation with Alicat, she was mentioned how many female food bloggers there and how few male foodies exist.
OK ... let me take it on home and wrap this up. I agree with Dave. The blogosphere IS a microcosm of the rest of the world. There are fewer male food bloggers out here because there are fewer men who cook out there. Which brings me around to the whole point of Men in Aprons. The point is ... you can do it. Just get in there and cook. You just might enjoy it.