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Writing about food and food photography

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I don’t know how it is for you, but for me writing about food takes time and patience. Preparing a post means more than writing in WordPress and adding photos. I wrote most of my post on paper. Inspiration came when I was not in front of the computer, so a pen and paper were best. Now I always have on me or around the house pen and paper. I don’t write on my phone because it takes more time than writing on the paper, but this is just me. Do what is comfortable for you, not others.

I have a huge list of future recipes with great photos, but all those photos need to be resizes  otherwise even my Premium Plan on WordPress will not be enough. I get them ready before adding to the post. I want that all my photos make you feel hungry or sending you to the kitchen to cook something. This is what food photography should be.

When I make a new recipe I have a paper and a pen and write down the steps. This I learned after I took a few photos and I didn’t write down the recipe and I couldn’t write about the recipe.

Another step is correcting my English. I am from Romania and English is not my first language so I need to copy from the paper in Word and then correct the mistakes. It takes time. I lived in London for a few years and worked there with a guy who studied at Oxford. He taught me a proper UK English because I used to write and it needed to be correct.

After a few years I moved and worked for a USA company and traveled a lot in USA. Then I had to readapt my English. There was a very good thing from all this experience. I got to understand better people talking English not matter the country they were coming. Not all of them, but some of them.

So, now, I am living in Romania with my family so I don’t get to use very often my English and writing on this blog is also a way to stay connected. You forget a language if you don’t use it very often.

After the writing is done and is corrected, photos are prepared I can assemble the post in WordPress.

All this process is great and I enjoy every single part of it. I noticed that the blog is getting more personal and I start to like it even more. I hope you do to.

Enjoy writing on your blog, reading other blogs and take photos!

 

PS:  Correct me if I am writing something wrong. I won’t mind. Thank you

 

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160 thoughts on “Writing about food and food photography”

  1. Wow! I love ur blog! For my part, I hate writing the recipes, I only like to take photos and write about my own stuff. But I enjoy cooking, so I try to do it every once in a while. 😉

  2. I feel the same completely, as English is not my first language . I think that writing my blog in English is helping me to improve my English too.

  3. I don’t write all of my posts on paper, but I always have pen and paper on me just in case inspiration strikes. I just recently read in Joan Didion’s book “that the ability to make a note when something came to mind was the difference between being able to write and not being able to write.” I find that to be so true!

    When I cook, I tend to not measure anything out and am guided by my instincts. But, if I’m making something to share on my website, I have to write everything down on paper. Otherwise, I’ll forget how much of each thing I added. Like you, I also put quite a bit of time and effort into each of the pieces that I post on my site.

  4. Food bloggers not only write about their content but they also have to create a visual of that content. This in turn takes more time and preparation but the outcome is very rewarding, at least for me.

  5. I write my recipes and ideas all out on paper also! I throw my recipes together in the heat of the moment so if I don’t right them down, I tend to forget what I used.

  6. Thank you for taking me on your journey of writing strategies….

    I have just started my blogging journey…

    You are most welcome to drop by with your favorite beverage & tasty treat to join me in a time of reflection & a few recipes too at teawithjennifer.blog
    Jennifer

  7. Yes, it is hard work and you have to love what you are doing and be dedicated. It is worth it in the end. Congratulations on your achievements and kudos for being open to constructive criticism.

  8. I love your photography – your pictures definitely make me want to try the recipes, it’s something I need to work on for my own blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying your blog, I find it a great read 😊

  9. Totally agree with you: writing posts take a lot of time and patients. But it’s worth it! You have great posts and photos! 😍

  10. Wow, your photos are magazine quality. So beautiful. Really inspiring me to up my game! Keep up the good work. And your English is near-perfect, better than many native speakers, in fact.

  11. This is awesome.. I started blogging long time ago, on and off, a few of my blogs I’ve shut it down coz I got too busy.. but I do agree with you on a lot of things. Thank you for sharing..

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