Warning and disclaimer: I'm in bed and I do a lot of thinking in bed. This is a freewrite composed on my handheld device. I am going to blurt out ideas, so if I sound like rambling, most likely I am. Carry on.
I started blogging 3 years ago as a way to document what I had eaten in a day. It started off small. I'd blog about the great cupcake I ate or the awesome burger I inhaled. Then I started blogging on multiple-course meals complete with straight from the menu descriptions and doctored+watermarked photos to match. Then I blogged about events I went to and people I met. That was fine and dandy, until now.
I'm bored with how I write. I'm tired of writing "the chicken's breast meat was so tender!" and "there was a nice balance of flavors - the acidity to counteract the richness of the whatever whatever..."
Now that I've built my network, sometimes for me, it feels like I'm just preaching to the choir. People KNOW Chef FillInTheBlank's prix fixe is great. People KNOW Chef WhatsTheirFace uses the freshest ingredients from the farmers market.
I've written quite a few restaurant reports and overtime, some have become obsolete whether due to closures, chef changes, morphing food trends...etc...etc...
Y'all know I cook, but I don't write recipes. I eat, I post on Twitter and Tumblr, but that's all I've been doing for the last few months.
I've hit a glass ceiling.
I know there is more to reach for, and I have to figure out how to get there before I bore myself.
I suppose the next thing to do is put all the components of my foodie life together and make SOMETHING happen. Something big. Something memorable. There was a reason why I'm where I am in this food blogging world.
It's about knowing food and networking. Like I said on one of my status updates, "the power of networking paired with creativity will result in big thangs."
I'm the type who likes to work and come up with a finished product. Gaddamit, I want to see the fruits of my labor!
What is this SOMETHING I'm trying to produce? I don't know yet. My goal right now is to not only sit and eat, then sit and write, I want to get people to experience what I did. I guess I was doing that with my reviews, but I want to be there when people do. I want to be part of their experience.
I'm just rambling now. Anywho, I'm kinda abandoning my blog while I get my thinkcap on. My friends out there know I have my fingers dipped in a few projects. I am "brainstorm-silogging!" i've come to a point that it's more than just writing. I feel sometimes im having a one-sided conversation. I write and you read. Now...It is about making shit HAPPEN. Let's experience stuff together. Now let's see if they truly become real.
Stay tuned, yo!