Monday, May 24, 2010

Finally I popped my blog cherry!

I made a blog!

After months of browsing through many many MANY local, interstate and international food, fashion and travel blogs I have decided to make my own.

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure what direction to take this. I have become absolutely fascinated with the food blogosphere recently, and they have opened my eyes to new restaurants and recipes both locally and abroad! I would like to contribute in some way to this weird and wonderful world!

I think the first step to making sure I keep this blog enjoyable and sustainable is to invest in a new camera. I need a new phone, so I will probably make do with that until I can afford an actual camera.

Reflecting on the numerous blogs I read weekly, I have started to wonder -
a) how will I afford to visit enough places to make my blog interesting? I fear I will run out of money in the hope of creating something people will want to read and something I will enjoy posting.
b) actually there is no b), I'm pretty much just concerned with the cash-flow problems at this point...

Meh! That's laters problem!

What I really want to document and share are things that give me joy, pleasure and are beautiful and meaningful to me.
I often spend an afternoon after uni classes walking through different parts of the CBD, Southbank, West End, Paddington etc, just exploring the area, shops, cafes and restaurants and watching people.

There are so many great things about Brisbane, I just want to share my thoughts with others and capture each wonderful experience!

Here's to food, fashion, travel and good times!


  1. Hi Amanda!
    Welcome to the 'blogsphere'! thanks for telling us about the asian supermarket on Mary st - i didn't know that was there! It's much closer to me than the valley ones - or sunnybank. :)

    Just letting you know that the brisbane food bloggers have had a couple of dinners together recently and a new one is being organised soon. If you're on facebook look for us there. "Brisbane Food Bloggers". Also there are a heap of us on twitter if you want to connect up. :)
    Can't wait to see more of your posts! I've been blogging for about a year and i reckon it's the perfect hobby. I hope you enjoy it as much as i do.
    Sarah @ iatebrisbane

  2. Hey Sarah!

    Thank you so much for the comment! My first one :D

    I totally agree that blogging is the perfect hobby, especially networking with other bloggers and reading their posts. I'm so addicted :)

    I would absolutely love to come along to any prospective Blogger dinners. I just sent a request to Brisbane Food Bloggers - yippee!

    Will definitely try to post at least once a week.

    Thanks again and hope to catch up with you and other crazy foodies for a dinner very soon!
    Amanda xo

  3. Hi Amanda welcome to blogging. You'll love it. I look forward to meeting you at one of the blogger dinners.

  4. Ditto, Barbara. I only made this blog on Tuesday, and already have made some potential new friends! I'm so excited by this whole experience. Foodies really are passionate folk - I love this!

  5. Just passing by and wanted to say. Welcome to blogger world.

    I enjoyed the tour of the oriental store.

  6. Hey Mangocheeks!

    My mum and I are going to do a bi-monthly visit to Asian groceries and pick one thing each we have never tried, then of course I'll blog about it. Should be fun!

  7. You got a very nice blog going on...welcome to the blogsphere!!!! You don't need that much money *wink*wink* am surviving...LOL! As long as you're passionate on what you post...that is the most important thing I think=)