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Food for Thought
November is going to be a wild month for me, so I'm cheating a little here and letting other writers help me out with this column.
A month ago I found out I was one of the top 13 contestants in Blogger Idol, a blogging competition whose byline is "Writers Are the New Rockstars." I don't know about the "rockstar" part, but I've certainly been writing my heart out, trying to stay in the competition. There are only eight of us left, so I'm scrambling to keep on top of things.
I'm the only food blogger participating in Blogger Idol, so I really have to prove that food bloggers can cook, research food issues, and write!
When I started my blog The Rowdy Baker about a year and a half ago, I wasn't even sure what a blog was. I'd probably been in and out of food blogs many times on my search for recipes, but didn't pay attention to them. Then I saw the movie "Julie & Julia" and understood the lure of connecting with like-minded people, and blogging suddenly seemed a lot more interesting.
In the last year I have found some wonderful food blogs. There are so many of them out there! If you are looking for diabetic, gluten-free, low-sodium, or vegan recipes . . . there's a blog for that! If you want Southern, Italian, or Hungarian recipes . . . the perfect blog is just waiting for you. When you find a blog you really love, there is usually an option to "follow" it. If you do that, an email will be sent to you each time a new blog is posted, so you'll never miss any of the fun.
Food bloggers are very dedicated and take a lot of time creating recipes and writing about them. It's fun to see the different styles and personalities shine through the posts. To get you started, here are eight of my favorite food blogs (and bloggers).
Red, White and Blueberries: All-American Recipes with a Texas Twist.
Baking in a Tornado: When all the walls are caving in, what could it hurt to bake?
A New York Foodie: Eat Food with Lots of Colors.
I hope you'll enjoy "meeting" these wonderful people. Just don't forget about me, because I'll be back next month with some of my special holiday recipes.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Contact Lorinda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorinda resides in Eastern Washington, where she joyously combines her love of cooking and gardening. Baking is her passion, and licking the batter off the spoon after making a cake is her reward. When she's not in the kitchen, she's out in the garden pulling weeds and snacking on young peas. Also enjoy Lorinda's blog, The Rowdy Baker.
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