Like A Goddess In The Kitchen, this food blog has also reached a milestone this week, two years old. Woohoo. This blog started out as an idea from Alan of Photo Finish. He said that we should start a collarative group blog across the globe. He suggested that I should organise it as I already had some connections to other bloggers. Hence, I thought about it a few nights as to what to do. Eventually, I noticed that everyone had some food related blog posts, and since that was what I liked too, that food shall be the topic of our group blog. Everyone started off enthusiastically and posted about their food adventures. But soon, the other contributor's enthusiasm waned, and people stopped posting.
In total contrast, I found that my enthusiasm for this blog actually increased as I made more and more connections with other food bloggers. The blog turned from a global one, to a more localised one about Melbourne. The moment I found Tummy Rumbles was when it all really clicked for me. I got advice and encouragement from Mellie, and found that there were so many other Melbournian food bloggers out there. Not only could I make connections with people online, I could also share the same experiences with others in Melbourne who had dined at the same restaurants or visited the same festivals. And to finally meet a few people at Enoteca Vino Bar and then a bigger blogger's banquet was such a thrill.
I've decided to post the photo of the Custard Birthday Cake as a celebration of two years of this blog. I think this cake sums up this blog and myself rather well. The cake definitely wasn't perfect, much like myself and this blog. I did learn a lot from making that cake, such as I have from this blog and all the contributions from other food loving people. The cake contains chocolate, which I love. The cake has hundreds and thousands on it and looks a bit silly and fun, which I think this blog and myself are. The cake is a bit messy, which again describes the blog and me.
Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way, in regards to content, technical issues, encouragement and just being enthusiastic about food. It's been a pleasure to write about food and have feedback from others. May we all continue to keep writing and enjoying food. See you all around Melbourne, eating away. I'll be the one holding a chocolate profiterole in one hand, and a camera in the other hand.