- How do you like the name of my blog?
Do you like it at all? At least three times I day, I feel like I have to change it. I write about food most of the time but I also do other nonsense things that have little to no connection to food. Let’s face it though — it always comes down to food. “egeedee” has no meaning apart from being a spelt-out version of my initials EGD, which when stretched out stands for Edlyn Giselle D’Souza, which means noble waterfall antelope rocks.
- Should I change the name of my blog to Noble Waterfall Antelope Rocks?
Don’t answer that.
- How important is it to title a post?
Does it really matter in the whole scheme of things? I usually just title it based on what I’m feeling. In the beginning when I posted a recipe, I didn’t state what it was a recipe of in the title. I did that consciously because I didn’t want this to be only a recipe-sharing blog. As time went on, I thought it would make life a lot easier for people who happened to come across my blog to know what they were in for as soon as they read the title. If ever I titled a post “Panties on a clothes line”, I would want it to be about said underwear and not a chocolate chip cookie…I want to be honest to my readers, ya know? Most seasoned bloggers will tell you not to be intimidated by their skills, find you own voice and just keep bettering yourself for yourself. Being myself, I can do that. The difficult part is all the second-guessing I do with snotty little things like the title of a post.
- My favourite question: Text on pictures, is it worth it?
Again, this was something I enjoyed doing in the beginning when I didn’t title my posts appropriately. As a writer, it gave me an excuse to ramble a bit and then BAM! pull the attention back to the food I was eventually going to write about. As a reader, do you think that worked? (a) Not at all (b) A little bit (c) I loved the text. Never stop.
- Does my writing leave you feeling out of breath?
I understand that my writing style breaks all the rules but this is how my mind thinks. I feel like I have runner’s brain ALL. THE. TIME. You know when you’re running and it’s like: “I think my right foot is coming down awkwardly. Why can’t people pick up their garbage. I hear a clicking sound. Pine cone! I should collect them next time. What should I eat later? We need spinach. I’ll go to Central Market later…”
You know what I mean? I’m not begging for compliments here because I know if I was the best, I’d be sitting in my “home office”, writing my first freelance piece for Edible Seattle or Seattle Weekly or whatever. Who cares. I want feedback from the Internets. Criticism too perhaps. I don’t know any writers and my friends are too nice to me. Friends, stop it. Just kidding.
Now for some answers!
- Tomorrow I shall write a fantastical recipe for my “Can’t live without Thursday” fiesta. Beans in an energy bar, with chocolate chips. Seriously? Yes. I can’t believe it either. But it existed until last week and then we ate it all. I just wish I took pictures of the almonds. It’s driving me crazy!
- Yesterday, I ate this quinoa stir fry for lunch. It was something spontaneous but it turned out to be so delicious that I must share this secret. Now as soon as this sun goes away, I might be more productive. It was supposed to rain and do all sorts of yucky things to the ground and our mostly white dogs, but no. It’s gorgeous and worthy of a dip in the ocean + some sunbathing if it wasn’t 9 degrees C.
As for the everything else in this house, it’s quiet. I’ll have some banana muffins in the oven soon and later I might bake a cake if I get over this sunshine. All I can think of is ocean breeze. How do people get stuff done?
julie rose says
I’m typing from my mobile so will keep it brief. Your title is interesting as it is because I’ve often wondered what it means and why you have it – I like it, it’s individual and crisp. Your writing style is great, which is why I follow you :-). Text on images? Nah, your photos look natural and unedited – they are perfect as they are. Suggestions? Not sure right now, will get back to you. Thanks for a super blog x
Julie! You are my hero! I really appreciate you taking the time. Even if this is the only feedback I get today, I’ll be happy. I’ll explain the title in my about section because I don’t know what I’d change it to and this is not so bad right now. Thank you again for your perspective.
questions, i’m only answering a few 😉 i really like the name of your blog; i always say the “e gee” together as one name and it reminds of the character idgie threadgood, from fried green tomatoes…sorry that was a not so put together thought, but it’s true. i’m not sure the title to a post is super important. but what do i know…and text on pictures kind of irritates me. probably because i don’t know how to do it, but it looks good on some blogs – definitely not all. lastly, i’m a huge fan of yours and your writing. keep doing what you’re doing because you’re awesome!
Text on pictures irritated me too after a while. I’m glad I gave that up. It was good while it lasted.
I’ve seen Fried Green Tomatoes!!! Sorry, I just looked it up on imdb and realised what it was. I love that movie but I didn’t know the name of it. You learn something new everyday.
Now that I think of it, I could have just bought a book if I needed tips.
I must tell you that I love the direction your blog is going in. It’s perfect. If you’re ever famous one day, I’d love to be one of those quotes on the back of your first book that says something completely outrageous.
I love your title…way cooler than a lot of predictable ones you come across these days.
I do think you should have a copyright watermark on your images….just coz they are so pretty and a sneak would someday want to flick them.
I love that your titles are so random…it talks to me…people are inherently random you know. But blog gurus say, having defined titles helps your blog turn up in search results at some point.
Your style of writing is fab. It makes me want to come back to this space to know what is cooking in your kitchen as much as what is cooking in your head! 😀
Exactly and I would never know who stole my photos unless I had a dedicated army documenting my every move. You’re hired. Jusssst kidding. Honestly, I would love to watermark my pictures but I feel very amateur still. The whole professional me is a work in progress.
Thank you for all you’ve said, Sonam. I feel a lot smarter now. You’re nice. 😀
Erm..in the first sentence i meant i love your blog name -_-
Yes yes and you like my title too.
Hey E gee dee…you’re extremely witty and it reflects in your writing and makes it a lot of fun to read. As for the other questions, when you write like the way you do, why you worried about the rest.
I’m a fan!
I love male logic sometimes. Thanks AJ.