World Foodie Guide is 2 years old today! It’s been a tremendously satisfying and food-filled journey, and I wouldn’t have made it this far without your support and encouragement, so thank you all for reading my blog. I’ve learned so much from everyone and have really appreciated all your suggestions, thoughts and ideas.
To mark this special occasion, I’ve come up with a blueprint for the future.
More emphasis on travelling
– I’m very conscious that I’ve barely travelled anywhere this year, given that my blog is supposed to be ‘a guide to traveleating‘. In the past, I used to travel far more than I have done recently. So in order to rectify this, I’ve come up with.
(December) now follows the two week trip to
(November), and there are various destinations in the pipeline (including Istanbul, San Sebastián, Buenos Aires and Melbourne, as well as return visits to São Paulo, Taipei and New York). Do have a look at the list and if you have any suggestions for me, please let me know!
Improved food photography & styling –
well, I don’t know if I’ll be able to deliver on this aspect of my plan, but I’ll certainly strive to achieve it! I started blogging using just a 3 megapixel mobile camera phone, and now own a glamorous point & shoot – the (thanks to who recommended it). When I look back to my early photos, I always cringe with embarrassment. As
once said to me though, it demonstrates how much one’s photography has improved. As the husband has just bought the Leica M8.2 and knows much more about photography and Lightroom, I hope I’ll be able to learn a little from him
More informational posts on ingredients & dishes
– I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t dedicated more time and effort to researching and writing these posts for
section. They take longer to write, but I do enjoy writing them and they’re very popular posts with readers. So more from The Larder next year, I promise
Fewer restaurant reviews
this is the biggest change in my opinion. World Foodie Guide started off as a restaurant review blog, but moved into other areas such as recipes when I discovered that room in my house known as the kitchen. Right from the start, I’ve struggled with the dilemna of spending money on London restaurants or using that money towards ‘traveleating’ trips. I’ve somehow ended up writing more London reviews and travelling less. Now I hope to do the exact opposite. I also won’t be rating my meals anymore. Rating restaurants has been rather stressful and they’re all so subjective anyway, as I recently discovered when I revisited
the other day, one month after my first visit. The two experiences were so vastly different and I was shocked that I could have given the first meal a 9/10 and the second one not more than 7.5/10