When I first started this blog, I wanted to be like so many of the other wine bloggers out there. I wanted to write articles about great wines I had tasted, offering my unique insights. I wanted to be someone people looked to for wine recommendations, the person wineries sent their wines to for reviews. I wanted to be one of the greats.
But the truth is, I am not that person. I enjoy wine, but sitting and writing up tasting notes is not my style. And I really don’t have the knowledge of a great wine critic, I am a novice and I have many, many years of learning ahead of me.
Over the past 3 years of blogging, I realized one very important thing: I have more fun learning about wine while at a dinner party or with friends and family. I enjoy the social aspect of wine. These events and gatherings (big or small) also produce some of my best writing.
So where do I go from here? I am not 100% sure, but I think I have a pretty good idea how to refocus my writing and make my blog enjoyable for myself and for others.
9 thoughts on “Refocus and Recharge, Ready, Set, Go!”
Wow… Wine tasting! Interesting topic! Good to meet you. 🙂
Nice to meet you as well!
I love the idea behind this blog. I love wine, and it seems like your blog is a fun exploration of wine and food. I can’t wait to see where your blog goes from here!
Thanks Iris! This will be an adventure for sure.
Hello, Chloe, It’s nice to meet you. My name is Steve and I’m a wine lover, too. I’m also one of your classmates at Blogging 101. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with your blog. Good food, good friends & family are good subjects to tweak the creative spirit. Of course, there are thousands of things to write about, the difficulty comes from knowing which of them is of interest to you (and your readers, of course). Keep writing, keep trying, keep searching and it won’t be long before you find your niche (and it won’t be long after that, you’ll become the authority to yearn to be). In the meantime, why not curl up with a good book, a nice rich Merlot,(or an “oaky” Cabernet?) and think about all those great meals you’ve experienced and all those wonderful people you’ve met. (There’s a blog post in there somewhere, I’m sure). -S-
Thanks Steve! It is nice to meet a fellow wine lover. This will be a good self-discovery process for sure. I look forward to reading your blog as well.
You will find your way. I thought I’d be using my blog to write and actually found my voice with a combination of photography and poetry. It totally surprised me. I do love wine also, especially after having a tour of a few wineries last November in Niagara Falls. Learned amazing stuff!
Thank you Olga!
Wine tasting is quite different! I will say that I quite like the red wine ‘malbec wine’ – have you tried it? Anyway, best of luck figuring out what you want your blog to be about :).