13 March 2012

Six years and counting

It was in March 2006 that I gingerly typed out the first few words of this food blog. I had no clue what this would turn into. I wasn't even aware that what I was doing would be called 'foodblogging' - though it does seem to be the obvious term for it now.

I got connected with the other early food bloggers from India and abroad. Some of my favourite blogs in my first year of blogging were Mahanandi, Sailu's Food, One Hot Stove, Fat Free Vegan and What's For Lunch Honey. Over the last few years, food blogging became quite a phenomenon, with every home cook documenting his / her recipes (and why not?) - so much so, that at last count, our Bangalore Food Bloggers Group on Facebook has 75 members. 75 foodbloggers in Bangalore city alone (!!), and may be many more who aren't a part of the group.

I've managed to meet quite a few food bloggers in the last six years and some of them are my dearest friends today, friendship tempered by the love of food. I've gone on long blogging breaks, the audience has possibly changed but there's something that's always brought me back. It's quite impossible to abandon a baby like that.

Saffron Trail was recently nominated in the category of Best Healthy Cooking Blog in the Homies 2012 and it was an honour to be nominated with my blogger batch mates like Susan from Fat Free Vegan. Also, words of appreciation from people who try my recipes, a pat on the back from local publications, chefs and fellow foodies respecting you for the persistence in doing something you are passionate about-all of the above keeps me going in making this blog a better place for food lovers to visit.

I think I'm finally finding my blogging groove back so do keep checking back for more from my kitchen (and garden).


skeeedamnbee said...

Congrats on the 6. May the forks (and knives) be with you.

arundati said...

congratulations on 6 wonderful years.... keep blogging till eternity! lots of love....

Aparna said...

Congratulations! It has been lovely reading your posts, both on your garden and your recipes.

I know that a food blog with recipes really takes a lot of work - even the odd recipe or two I post on my blog gives me pangs of tension at someone trying it out, and my having missed out some important step!!

Malini. said...

Here's to many more years of cooking, writing and inspiring :)

aditi said...

Congrats on keeping it going for so long.it needs tremendous patience and commitment.

Nandita said...

@husband - thanks for being my chief tasting officer

@arundati - hope to have you blogging along :)

@aparna - I don't get to stressed out, even if i miss out anything or mistype anything, I've always had a reader point it out to me real quick :)

@Malini - thank you for being along the journey :)

@Aditi - Many thanks, I am short of patience mostly and get bored easily, so I'm surprising myself by persisting with this :)

Shilpa said...

Happy 6th Birthday and hope for many many more!! your blog is a been helped me a lot along my culinary adventure.

Srivalli said...

Congrats Nandita..wishes for many more to come!

The Muser said...

Congratulations on 6 years Nandita! Patience and persistence have indeed paid off ! :)

P.S I can't leave a comment here without using my blogger id linked to my google account :( That blog is not even my food blog!

Nupur said...

Happy Blog Birthday and wishing you many more year of yummy bites and bytes! I'm so glad we got to meet in person.

Sia said...

Congratulations on completinng 6 glorious years of blogging! here is to many more years of food, memories and touching many of us through ur writing :) much love xoxo

Manasi said...

Congratulations! And here's wishing u many more!

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