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).