Being a Food Blogger Gave Me the Attention Span of a Pea

A rather bold statement I’ll admit, but being a food blogger has completely turned my attention span to mush. Don’t get me wrong. I love blogging and all that encompasses it. The freedom and creativity that blogging allows me in my life is second to none. I’ve met wonderful people, I get to make my own schedule, I have worked with fabulous brands in the food industry and have even published my own cookbook; all of which wouldn’t have been possible without having my food blog. However, when I recently started to feel overwhelmed, I took an attention span test and got a 30 out of 100; which means that I basically have the attention span of a pea. I bet if I took this test before I became a food blogger, I would have more than likely scored in the upper 75% percentile. Is this what technology has caused in our society? By being "ON" 24/7? ...more
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Being a Food Blogger Gave Me the Attention Span of a Pea

A rather bold statement I’ll admit, but being a food blogger has completely turned my attention span to mush. Don’t get me wrong. I love blogging and all that encompasses it. The freedom and creativity that blogging allows me in my life is second to none. I’ve met wonderful people, I get to make my own schedule, I have worked with fabulous brands in the food industry and have even published my own cookbook; all of which wouldn’t have been possible without having my food blog. However, when I recently started to feel overwhelmed, I took an attention span test and got a 30 out of 100; which means that I basically have the attention span of a pea. I bet if I took this test before I became a food blogger, I would have more than likely scored in the upper 75% percentile. Is this what technology has caused in our society? By being "ON" 24/7? ...more
Krissie35  Thank you and yes, a VA is a Virtual Assistant. I don't use one so I'm not 100% sure ... more

Being a Food Blogger Gave Me the Attention Span of a Pea

A rather bold statement I’ll admit, but being a food blogger has completely turned my attention span to mush. Don’t get me wrong. I love blogging and all that encompasses it. The freedom and creativity that blogging allows me in my life is second to none. I’ve met wonderful people, I get to make my own schedule, I have worked with fabulous brands in the food industry and have even published my own cookbook; all of which wouldn’t have been possible without having my food blog. However, when I recently started to feel overwhelmed, I took an attention span test and got a 30 out of 100; which means that I basically have the attention span of a pea. I bet if I took this test before I became a food blogger, I would have more than likely scored in the upper 75% percentile. Is this what technology has caused in our society? By being "ON" 24/7? ...more
FlourOnMyFace  Good for you! I do believe you need to step away and live life "unplugged" every ... more

Being a Food Blogger Gave Me the Attention Span of a Pea

A rather bold statement I’ll admit, but being a food blogger has completely turned my attention span to mush. Don’t get me wrong. I love blogging and all that encompasses it. The freedom and creativity that blogging allows me in my life is second to none. I’ve met wonderful people, I get to make my own schedule, I have worked with fabulous brands in the food industry and have even published my own cookbook; all of which wouldn’t have been possible without having my food blog. However, when I recently started to feel overwhelmed, I took an attention span test and got a 30 out of 100; which means that I basically have the attention span of a pea. I bet if I took this test before I became a food blogger, I would have more than likely scored in the upper 75% percentile. Is this what technology has caused in our society? By being "ON" 24/7? ...more
writingislove  It's hard to find the right balance and in life, there are times when you can ... more

Easy, Elegant Appetizer: Caprese Stacks With Prosciutto

Recently, my husband and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. We dined out one evening while we were recently in Florida and my husband asked the chef to create a new appetizer by adding some pan-seared prosciutto to a tomato mozzarella salad they had on the menu. He said it was fabulous and asked me to replicate the recipe again when we got home. Since our actual anniversary was last Tuesday, I decided that since we would be eating dinner at home that evening, I would make these Caprese Stacks with Pan-Seared Prosciutto to surprise  him. ...more
Thank you The Dinner Daily. The prosciutto really crisps up nice and adds a wonderful flavor to ... more

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog

One of the things I learned early on was that a post with a photo always looked nicer than one with just text. So I looked at what other people were doing for pictures.  And mostly it seemed that everyone was grabbing pics from Google Images and pasting them on their sites. Sometimes with attribution, most of the time without. And when I asked others (or looked at disclaimers on websites and Tumblrs), it seemed that everyone agreed using pics that way was okay under Fair Use standards. ...more
First, I'm so sorry you had to go through that experience. I'm sure it was extremely trying on ... more

Spinach & Artichoke Flatbread

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Denise  I'm so sorry for the delay in response. I never received an email that a comment was ... more

The Hottest Food Trends That Will Emerge in 2014

The Winter Fancy Food Show is known as the food industry’s most happening trade show, where new food trends are introduced months before they clog supermarket shelves. At this year’s event, for example, there was no shortage of bacon-infused snacks, gluten-free products, and Sriracha-flavored everything—all trends from past years that have now gone mainstream. Here are eight different food products from this year’s show that are sure to be coming to a supermarket near you—and soon! ...more
Great post with some interesting new food trends. I've personally made non chick pea hummus ... more

How to Make Olive Garden Caprese Flatbread at Home

Here is how to make the Olive Garden's Caprese Flatbread at home.  ...more
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5 Reasons I'll Never Be a Food Blogger

Every once in a while, I like to share recipes on my blog. Because I really do like to cook. And, I've had a few recipes that have been pinned a few times, which brings traffic to my blog. Win-win, right? But, today, as I was attempting to photograph another food item for another recipe share, I decided I could never become a food blogger. Like, EVER. Here are the reasons why. 1. I like to eat food more than take pictures of it. ...more
Being a food blogger, I really enjoyed your post and you're spot on. When I first started ... more