We recently introduced you to some of our top travel guys and gals and why they started blogging in the first place – what inspires them to share tales and adventures of foreign climes and translate them into the digital world. On the lifestyle team at 4Ps Marketing though, we’re not just fascinated by those who wander the globe but those that eat their way around it.
Food is a universal language and something we all share – a giant community within the world with infinite intricacies and delicacies and sadly, in some parts, disparate distribution.
The fact remains that we all have to eat and our four correspondents are here to tell you today about what drives them to go one step further- to document and present their experiences to readers worldwide from cultures far and wide:
MIKE & KIM
It’s so exciting when we hear that someone has made and loved one of our recipes, whether it’s a family member, a fellow food blogger or a total stranger! We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t love it. We both work full time so blogging is, at the moment, very much still a hobby – it’s just an extension of spending time together in the kitchen. Our inspiration comes from so many sources: our travels, eating out in restaurants or round at friend’s houses, cookery books and fantastic local produce. It’s pushed us to be more adventurous – cooking different meals each week instead of sticking to the same old, trying new ingredients or flavour combinations – and we hope we can inspire others to do the same. Food is so much more than fuel to us, it’s a way of life and brings us together with those we know and love and those we don’t know!
Everyone has their own reasons for blogging or, if you’re like me, do it for no reason at all….but whatever your reason there is no wrong or right, just do whatever makes you happy…….and once you stop feeling happy about it then maybe it’s time to stop.
As a freelance designer I have designed quite a few cookbooks and assisted with food shoots, so the blog also gives me the chance to indulge the frustrated photographer and prop stylist in me.
One of my A-levels was English in which I got my highest grade, but I pursued Physics at university and hadn’t written any prose for years – I missed it. The blog is a great outlet for any creative juices (I think) I have – I’m hoping the regular practice is helping me to constantly improve. Finally, I enjoy photography and the blog has given me the opportunity to exercise a bit of food styling and share any decent photos I take.
At first, I was so shy about my blog and so nervous to hit the publish button but I am so glad I finally did it. It has opened up a world of fun opportunities and I never expected I would meet such a lovely network of people from around the world.
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