something new is coming….

PREVIEW

I have been thinking about the future of food blogging, or at least the future of i nom things a lot lately. I haven’t been able to blog at all. I don’t have the energy or drive really - I’m trying to juggle a full time job and motherhood at the same time. And have you ever tried to eat out with a baby in tow? It’s a lot of effort and babywipes.

Plus, is it just me or are food blogs a little… Out dated? There’s no longer a reader market for restaurant bloggers (let’s face it… we all go to Kevin Eats orOC/LA/SFweekly for blog reviews, or even sites like Yelp and Tabelog if we have the energy to filter out the crazies). And recipe blogging? There are thousands of mommy bloggers out there who actually have the output to follow up their posts with Tastespotting, Pinterest, Twitter, AND Instagram. Market’s overcrowded, guys. And I hate being one of many. I have to be a one and only.

But I like blogging, and I LOVE food. What else do I have that sets me apart?

I can draw good. I think.

So, I’m going to be drawing a little more around here. For starters, I’m drawing out excerpts from books that really left an impression on me. About people’s memory about food, the emotions attached to a dish. Because that’s what food blogging is really about, right? Documenting an experience.

The first installment will come in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

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  • Amomo May 28, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    You *can* draw good! I support this :>

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  • lyn May 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    This is great news! You’re going to be fantastic. Because you already are!

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  • サンディエゴ May 28, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    これまでいつも楽しみに読ませてもらいました。どうもありがとうアイラさん。フルタイムで仕事をしながらの子育ては本当に大変だったと思います。お疲れさまでした。これからは、子育ての中で、心に残ったシーンをまんが風に描いていくのも、蘭ちゃんの成長の記録になるのではないでしょうか。この1年の子育てを思い起こしてみてください。あっと言う間だったでしょう。私は、わが子二人の子育てを心から楽しませてもらいました。数え切れないほどの笑える話や驚きの連続でした。アイラさんもこれからますます沢山の笑いと驚きに出会う事でしょう。i nom familyのキャラクターで4コマまんがはどうですか? プレッシャー感じないでね。

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  • kevinEats May 29, 2014 at 1:24 am

    And my traffic has actually been on the decline as well…

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  • weezermonkey May 29, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS!

    xo,
    I haven’t blogged in over a year. LOL.

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  • GG July 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I started following you BECAUSE of your drawings about food (when you were in cooking school, I think?) and I am so happy to support you in this next venture. I LOVE IT!!

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