Thursday, 2 September 2010

On Hiatus

Hey there everyone. Again, on a streak with lack of updates. There are a few reasons for that:

  • I'm currently working on a website project that is very dear to me. Therefore, little time is currently left to update this blog.
  • Weird work schedules. For some reason, we receive messed up schedules at work, which constantly change (this week, I started at 7, then 8, then 9:45, then 10:30 and tomorrow I'm back at 8:30)
  • Rethinking of the purpose of this blog. I started the blog because I wanted to be read and share some knowledge. However, since I started, only one comment or what-so-ever. Half the people I heard of complained it was in english, the other half apprently know the blog exists, but I don't hear about it.
  • The food / foodie scene got me angry. As most people in the foodie department, you most likely know that if you want traffic on your blog, you have to submit your posts either to FoodGawker or TasteSpotting. FoodGawker has been a total pain in the ass to deal with, which lead to more than 40 submissions, all rejected. I understand the importance of good photography, so I spent time reading and learning about photo, tricks, how to do a good arrangement, ligthing, a small bit of editing... But I'm trying to be a food blogger here and I'm unfortunatly not a professionnal photograph along with a professionnal graphist. Often, I had the feeling that no matter what I submitted, they just would never accept it (I have had the same picture submitted several times, and each time it came back with a different rejection reason... I mean it can't be THAT bad... I've seen pictures on their websites that are really horrible (bad colors, too dark, or just plain uninterresting, no efforts put in decorating or the like)) and each time I see that, I can't help but be depressed about the fact that no matter if the recipes are good or not, all that matters if that you make it look good with fake spot lights, heavy computer editing and a lot of blurring from the camera.
  • Camera. Speaking of which, my camera is out of order at this point. I think I hit it or something, but it means I don't get to photograph anything until I get it either repaired, or that I upgrade to another one.
So, when the blog will resume, I don't know. It may be in french or in english. I have to think about it, and what is important for me.


  1. Hi,
    I came over from Use Real Butter. I started blogging about a year and a bit ago and still don't get a lot of comments, so I read your comment and thought I would check your blog out to find you are on holiday. I'll check back in a bit. Stay with it. My posts don't always get comments but the views keep me going and I love what I write, even if it ends up just being a diary!

  2. I kinda was in a bad mood when I wrote that. I still don't agree with how foodgawker / tastespotting works, however, I like to cook and bake, and sharing it is still something I would like to do.

    I also got a new camera, which has broken my budget, but will help in keeping the desire to blog alive (even tough I'm the worst when it comes to constancy)

    It's nice to know that some people read it though, and I appreciate the support. It's also true that a lot of the people I know seem only to speak french or very little english, so it might be difficult for them to follow.

    thanks again on the positive tought :)

  3. Hi ^^
    Why won't you just write it in the language that please you? Don't bother yourself with the comments of some others folks you know. I didn't say that you have to ignore them but you are the one who's writing in this blog! Anyway, they can always translate it why some web free tools (And they aren't that bad, I tried those before for a friend).

    You can't blame yourself of writing less blogs entries than you expected... Time passes by and our daily schedule changes often... As a matter of fact, I should be the one ashamed... I opened a blog and never had the time to wrote a single note on it lol.

    I heard of Foodgawker and Tastespotting by you, before all that picture saga began. Some food websites thinks they are made like Devianart or thinks they are the best place to go by because their designs looks good. As a matter of fact, a "looking good picture" doesn't mean the recipe taste good... And not everyone has a high definition camera by their side.

    By the way, I'm sure your blog has some silent followers, the recipes in it are so great! I keep looking at those recipes once in a while, but I'm not cooking as much as I would to try them.

    Keep the Good Work!