When I first started blogging in November 2010 I was very certain that I wanted to write about food and some of the most enjoyable aspects of blogging, for me, have been the constant learning and the fact that a blog evolves.
I have definitely reached the end of the road with my blogging platform Blogger. It has served me tremendously well, but it is a tiny bit limiting. It’s annoying to find great plug-ins and features that don’t work on my blog as it is, and so, a move across to WordPress is inevitable.
To my surprise, you can’t just click a button and watch everything move across. In fact, it’s a little bit more like moving house. And I’ve got the packers in to help me. I’m working with the wonderful Violet Posy Design because I love the look of some of the blogs and websites that Liz has created for other people and she also has the technical know-how to move me across.
Now to the name. What’s in a name? Well, to me, the name of a blog is really quite important. I hear many people say that “Content is King” and that is true too. At Food Blogger Connect were were given advice about building ‘Community, Content and Conversation’ and that too, is something that evolves. But the name is important too.
I’m a firm believer that change is a good thing, after all, “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies,” right? So, my move across will bring some changes, but hopefully none of them too drastic!
Apart from my blog name. Changing that would be very drastic, but for some reason I am tormented and something is not quite sitting comfortably.
I looked back at the first three blog names I registered –
Beetroot & Dill – This one reflected my Polish heritage and the fact that Poles eat a lot of Beetroot and Dill. I happen to love both, my husband hates both. These were the flavours of my childhood. Beetroot soup and dill, in everything. Would this name have meant limiting myself to savoury, Polish food?
Cinnamon & Cocoa – These are two of my favourite sweet flavours. I couldn’t live without chocolate and I often use cinnamon both in sweet and savoury cooking to add depth of flavour. Would this name have been limiting myself to sweet food?
The Finer Diner – reflecting my love of food and the finer things in life. I decided against it as it probably sounded a bit poncy.
So, how the hell did I come up with Fabulicious Food? I think ‘Fabulicious’ was a term my little boy once used in relation to something I cooked. He’s never used that term since.
So, dear readers, I need your help. You’ll see a little poll at the top right of the blog, or you can leave comments in the box.
If I were to change my blog name, I would probably change it to Simple and in Season -although this is the name of my blog event and I would certainly keep that running. I love the fact that so many of you are linking up and sharing your creations. But I like Simple and in Season both as a title and as a concept and it would certainly reflect the kind of food I like to cook.
Would this be one step too far? One change too many? Should I stick with Fabulicious Food?
In the style of a very popular gameshow - I would like to ask the audience. I am losing too much sleep! Please help!
I’m leaving you with an image of a cupcake, as it’s still National Cupcake Week. These are Vanessa Kimbell’s Chocolate, Vanilla & Black Pepper Cupcakes - they were awesome and one of my favourite flavour combinations of the year - try them! I tested the recipe for these cucpakes for Vanessa’s wonderful book Prepped! and funnily enough, they combine beetroot with chocolate!