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26 May, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour

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I am so thrilled to be invited by Lori @ Creating Beauty in the Kitchen to be a part of the writing process blog tour. For those who are not aware, the blog tour is a kind of ‘chain letter’ where you are invited by a fellow blogger to talk about your blog and answer a few questions about it.

Thank you so much Lori! Lori’s blog features recipes that are all low-glycemic, have no refined sugar and always look beautiful. She even says that cooking is a ‘new’ venture in her life and it is hard to believe that, given how wonderful her food looks!

Here is the tour of my blog:

What am I working on?

Trying to create healthy recipes of food that taste great! Borrowing a phrase from My whole food life, “healthy food can be delicious”.

 How does my work differ from others of its genre

All blogs have their distinguishing features, stories, musings, great photographs, etc. Although I love to read stories and musings, I keep my posts concise and get to the point right away, I just cannot ramble. It is more like the journal of a scientist (in the kitchen!)

Why do I write what I do?

I love to share, and it really makes my day when a friend/relative tries out a recipe and gives feed back. Makes it totally worth the effort. Also, my own memory is short! I often refer to my own posts and remake the same dish/snack many times.

How does your writing process work?

Inspiration could come from anywhere, books, the internet or my relatives. Now that I belong to a blogging community, I also consult other blogs for inspiration. If I find something interesting, I usually change a few things- substitute some refined grain with whole grain, try my own ‘healthy’ twists. Usually, I test out a recipe twice before posting, and wait for approval from my husband, which is the hard part, because he is a great food critic. If the kids like it, that’s a bonus.

I’m still struggling with food photography, isn’t that a huge part of a food blog- creating a feast for the eyes first? Overall, my blogging journey has become an adventure, discovering new things, making new friends online. I have found that blogging is not just about sharing one’s thoughts, there is a whole world of wonderful bloggers out there, to learn from and get inspired by!

I will talk about one such blogger who will participate in this blog tour (I have not been able to find others who are free at this time to participate)

Naina blogs at Spice In the City. She makes her food look really look mouthwatering. The recipes are simple and mostly use easy-to-find ingredients and her photography skills are just out of this world! Look at her cakes, I often browse her beautifully decorated cakes just to pep up my mood on a bad/gloomy day. Do check out her blog (if you haven’t already) at least for the pictures, I promise you will not be disappointed!


17 thoughts on : My Writing Process Blog Tour

  • Jayashree
    May 26, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    I just love the the way you write Apsara. I always wanted to go with the healthy food style and your blog is my reference. Keep blogging….

    • May 27, 2014 at 8:15 am

      thank you for the encouragement, Jayashree!

  • May 27, 2014 at 12:12 am

    You are an inspiration Apsara. Keep blogging! 🙂

    • May 27, 2014 at 8:41 am

      Your encouraging words keep me going, thank you, Priya. 🙂

  • May 27, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I love your blog Apsara and loved reading your answers! I liked how you say you try your own healthy twists…yes!
    And thanks for your kind words!!

    • May 27, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Lori, thanks again for the blog tour opportunity.

  • May 27, 2014 at 10:59 am

    You definitely have a way with words Apsara. I too enjoy your blog, like you though, I’m always a bit wary about adding too much detail or stories prior to the actual post. I think I read somewhere that it should not be more than 1,000 words? Food photography is always something we can all get tips on don’t you think? 🙂

    • May 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      thanks, Loretta.I had no idea there was a word limit on posts, I would never reach it, I think! If food photography were a big ball of art, I realize I’m just touching the surface now. 🙂

      • May 27, 2014 at 2:15 pm

        Not a limit perse, but I read somewhere that it is best not to exceed that. For the most part, I try to add more visuals rather than text, but I also do enjoying reading about the source, where it originated, or a little explanation on the post itself. I’m always afraid I might add too much, as not everyone has all the time in the world to read every word :).

  • May 29, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Thank you so much for your kind words Apsara 🙂

    • May 29, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      you’re welcome, Naina. Look forward to your post next week…

  • June 2, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I also love your cool writing,…good for you! 🙂

    • June 2, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      thank you, Sophie. I am not very creative in writing, but I’m glad you like my style. 🙂

  • June 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    That’s good to hear! Thanks to your poor memory that you are writing down, otherwise we would have missed so many wonderful recipes and of course a great chef too!! 😉

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