I feel so honoured to receive a nomination for a Blogger Recognition Award. I have been recognized by Travel Gourmand from Seattle. We are totally Pacific Northwest buddies!
I enjoy reading on all things travel and food by Travel Gourmand since we share the same interests and lifestyle. I love the use of photos and storytelling for every posting. Now onto the award. The rules for accepting the award are:
- Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
- Write a post to show your award.
- Give a brief story of how your blog started.
- Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
- Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
How I started my blog:
I have been active on Instagram for the past three years and regularly submit food photos to various related publications. You can find out on what I’m up to on a daily basis by following me on Instagram @carealot.
Whether I’m at home in Vancouver or traveling, I seem to find the trendiest, most Insta-worthy and importantly, the latest and greatest in food. My Instagram is full of #foodporn worthy pictures so I thought to share my experiences through here. I started blogging since my circle of friends were always asking on the latest restaurants in town. I am amazed with the number of support and feedback from everyone from all parts of the world. Blogging is engaging, rewarding and fun. I am very surprised foodies and restaurants are contacting me. 🙂 I have been blogging for five months so far. What else am I going to discover?
I’m hoping to take my blog to the next level by developing a new website and creating a name that suits me later this year. My current name, Vancouver foodie sounds too generic for my standards but I can’t think of anything so far. The new name has to sound authentic and not cheesy. If you have any recommendations, feel free to comment.
The two pieces of advice I could give to new bloggers are:
- Be authentic and consistent
- Take risks and enjoy writing!
Below are the bloggers I nominate: