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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

 

303 thoughts on “Writing about food and food photography”

  1. Well I don’t even know you and I’m proud of you! What courage to blog in a language that is not your first language. And you’re doing great!!
    We all make midland I’ve been speaking English for 47 years!
    Keep going, you’re doing great & I love your photos too
    Laurel ❤

  2. I have only written one recipe post on my blog thus far and it definitely took some extra time! I’m still learning about my photography skills, but my goal is to have my pictures draw others in! Your post has such truth to it!

  3. Kudos to you for blogging in English when it’s not your first language; that’s very brave. I enjoy baking and cooking but I’m definitely an amateur photographer so my pictures of what I’ve made need some work.

    Your post does have a few minor grammatical errors but I believe these should stay as this is your blog and represents you and who you are. I’m looking forward to seeing your next recipes! 🙂

  4. I am very new to this, your post is very helpful. I am still working on my blog but I have decided the best thing to do is start and I will be adding much more content soon. Thank you for your insight.

  5. This post encouraged me a lot. Thank you for posting it. I always loved the idea of blogging about food, sharing my experiences, tips and recipes but never got the courage because I always thought I had to be the best and have the top recipes, have excellent writing and computer skills etc… But your post made me feel comfortable and welcome. Therefore, although I haven’t made any posts as yet and this is my first day blogging, I feel happy to be here. Thank you once again!
    P.S. This is my first comment and like and first day blogging! And I’m excited!

  6. I know just how you feel! I love writing food articles and recipes but it does take a long time. I used to work as a food columnist and now I’m trying to start my own food/gardening blog. It’s difficult getting started but I’m excited!

  7. Hi I really enjoyed this post. I am new to WordPress and totally agree, I have the passion for creating yummy food but sometimes the motivation for writing about it can be hard to find. Thank you for sharing your process.
    p.s. your english is great!

  8. I enjoyed reading about your adventures with cooking, photography, and writing. Plus, having the paper handy as you cook. I forget how much ingredients I use as I cook because mostly I do not measure.

    I found a really good application called Grammarly that helps me a lot with writing mistakes. Right now I see 3 errors just in this post that are underlined in red. They give you options for correction and it includes grammar and spelling. I love it.

  9. I do agree, blogging is A LOT of work, but at the end, don’t you feel the relief and excitement after your done. I think you did an AMAZING job! 😊👍🏼💖

  10. Great read. Blogging is new to me and I am building the skill. I do agree it takes alot of drafting before even coming to WordPress, by hand and good pictures as you hope one will want a taste and try the recipe.

  11. When I saw the chocolates pics, I was hungry because I love it, then I saw the post and it was amazing because not only did it made me feel better but it also gave me some encouragements, so keep it up

  12. Nice intro, no worries on language. Question, what type of camera have you found? I was thinking new Nikon, but a shift to mirrorless is in the air, and from my perspective, expensive. Planned on a $1,200CDN budget.

  13. English is also not my first language but you’ve really helped me. I will start typing in WORD first before importing here. Sometimes i have my husband check my work before i publish since he is an English speaker.Thank you.

  14. I love what you said about wanting your photos to make people hungry. I think that’s what great food photography should do too. Great post — and great pics, too.

  15. You’re doing lovely on the language part from what i can tell based off of this post only! I’m really happy for you, love. You just earned a new follow, i haven’t seen someone this passionate about their work in a while!! xx

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