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Why I Write?

I don’t consider myself to be a writer.

It’s probably an odd way to open a blog hop blog post about “Why I Write?”. Quite odd, given that I have a blog written in long form where the word count of a typical post averages in the high hundreds to low thousands. That is, when I do actually publish a blog post, which has become less frequent in recent years.

I don’t consider myself to be a writer because I don’t feel that I’m any good at it. I don’t feel comfortable with the medium. I don’t feel that a stream of words, sentences and paragraphs makes you a writer in the same way that owning and using a camera makes you a photographer. I feel bogged down by a self-imposed duty of responsibility I place upon myself and what I write. Writing is a source of anxiety and I struggle with it far more than I do with the photographic side of the blog.

And yet I write. This is why I write. [click to continue…]

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Chic Pea @ Plunge

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Veteran Sydney food blogger Fouad from The Food Blog has opened an exciting new restaurant, Chic Pea @ Plunge, with a modern and elegant take on Middle Eastern cuisine. Check out the post for a sample of some of their amazing food.

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Eat. Drink. Blog. 2013 – An Overview

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An overview on the 4th annual Eat. Drink. Blog. Australian Food Bloggers Conference held in Perth, with a presentation on food photography, vigorous debate and lots of networking and good food.

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Recipe – Panna Cotta Lamington Bites (The Sweet Swap)

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Good things come in small packages as the inaugural Sweet Swap food blogger event kicks off. Check out the post on the Sweet Swap experience and a sweet recipe for Panna Cotta lamington bites inspired by a Sydney baking icon.

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La Lupita at The Basement

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Recipe – Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

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Recipe for Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies which, while I’m not entirely happy with it, has been published due to the positive feedback its received during its development.

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Recipe – Shakshuka

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A recipe for Shakshuka, a simple and hearty North African with eggs poached in a rich, spicy tomato sauce. Perfect for breakfast or brunch during these colder, winter months.

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