Why I blog (written for the WordPress Blogging 101 course)

IMG_1913Sometimes, like today, when nobody but me seems interested in my latest blog post, I wonder why I bother to blog. But, of course, I know why I blog. I love the field of food/nutrition, and if I weren’t blogging I would be missing the joy of delving deeply into new research, creating recipes, crafting a post, taking photos — and finally pushing “publish” on WordPress.

Another reason I blog is so that I can keep track of my recipes in case I  want to make them again or share them with someone who asks for the recipe — or with my daughter when she’s finally interested in food/nutrition!

Before I started to blog, I kept my recipes in binders, and when that became too cumbersome, in folders. I find that a blog is is a more practical way to store recipes because the search feature at least gives me a chance to find my recipes. Note to self: The search only works if you use tags and categories — and remember them too!

Blogging also allows me to feel connected to readers from around the world — some of them old friends, family I know well, family I have yet to meet, and people I have never met who live just about anywhere on earth. Seeing the flags of all the countries my readers come from makes me feel that maybe my little bog is helping to make this little world of ours more connected and more human.

So I guess I really blog to feel more connected and more human.



17 thoughts on “Why I blog (written for the WordPress Blogging 101 course)

  1. Just this morning, Patty and I were chatting about your tomato soup recipe. Sometimes, in the day’s rush, we don’t follow the link but still take the time to read the email summary below. Will make a point in clicking on the link in the email to make my viewing visible. Won’t miss the awesome pictures that way either ☺

    Thanks for blogging!!

  2. Thanks for all you do!

    I am planning to make your tomato and sauerkraut recipe later this week. 🙂

  3. I’m one of your recently connected family…I remember staring wide-eyed at the lovely collection of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, both red and white in your kitchen. Learned a lot about different foods on our visit. Keep connected – we all love it!

  4. No don’t stop blogging. Two days ago I did a chocolate tasting with 7 girl friends at the conclusion of my 60th Birthday lunch. Your inspiration with notes were perfect to lead discussion while we tasted 4 different bars, emulsifier free.

    I hope you continue to feel connected with us all wherever we are.

    Xx Glenda

    1. Hi Glenda, How nice to hear from you and to know that you enjoyed your chocolate tasting party!

  5. Leni – you blog as a gift to the rest of us! Beautiful pictures, yummy recipes, a lovely “way” about you. Thanks – and congratulations!

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