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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Why do I write? - A blog hop

I've been nominated by my fellow blogger Lancashire Food for a blog hop, thanks Lindsey for the nomination. I have many friends in the blogging world, I've met some of them in person and it always surprises me just how well I know them through their writing.  So here's where you get find out a little bit about me and my motivation to blog and it should lead to you some other bloggers who you may not yet have met.  
with mini Kelpies at the Royal Highland Show

Why do I write ?
Sometimes I ask myself this question, mostly when I have a backlog of posts to write and am worn out from the day job!  I love to communicate and mostly to communicate about the things that inspire and enthuse me.  I first started blogging because of the crafting that I did, I was part of a craft forum and one or two people started blogs, so I thought I'd have a go too.  The craft blog, Serial Crafter,  is still there and, even though I rarely post on it, there are still a lot of posts to see. I created Farmersgirl Kitchen at the same time (2007) and  put up the occasional post until it started to take over from crafting

What am I working on ?
I currently have 7 posts in draft including this one, and another couple that haven't made the draft stage yet.  These include a review round up, a Bookmarked Recipe and some recipe posts.

How does my blog differ from others of its genre?
Farmersgirl Kitchen is all about home cooking, I offer my readers a eclectic mix of recipes, product reviews, restaurant reviews, cook book reviews and a little bit of travel.  I've been working hard on my food styling and photography, and what I'd really like to be known for is my story telling, both in words and pictures. 


How does my writing process work?
I just write, no one ever accused me of being lost for words!  I sit down at the computer post up the pictures then fill in the blanks.  If I have time, I'll leave the post and come back to it the next day to see if I can improve the writing, but often I just spell check, preview and post! 

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my blogging life, part of the rules of this blog hop is to nominate two other bloggers, here are two very special blogs full of cake and kindness, I give you... 

Sew White  and  Jo Blogs, Jo Bakes

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9 Comments:

At 14 September 2014 at 14:04 , Blogger Camilla Hawkins said...

A lovely insight Janice:-) And my that cake photo is fabulous and you're fab too of course:-)

 
At 14 September 2014 at 14:49 , Blogger GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Your blog has always been a great joy. Hope to see many more years of your posts ahead!

 
At 14 September 2014 at 19:16 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thanks Camilla, glad you enjoyed it.

 
At 14 September 2014 at 19:16 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thanks Lorraine, we go back a long way, the way real friends do. X

 
At 14 September 2014 at 20:25 , Anonymous Wee Sweetie said...

Think you achieve exactly what you set out to, pictures are amazing too

 
At 14 September 2014 at 20:26 , Blogger Janice Pattie said...

Thank you, that's good to know.

 
At 15 September 2014 at 09:58 , Blogger Karen S Booth said...

LOVELY post and it's nice to get to know just a little bit more about you too!

 
At 19 September 2014 at 17:44 , Blogger belleau kitchen said...

how did I miss this? So lovely to read and know a little bit more about you x

 
At 29 September 2014 at 15:30 , Anonymous Sisley White said...

Thank you so much for the nomination. I'm writing my blog hop now. x

 

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