The Sydney food & lifestyle blog the heart of food has just entered its third year, publishing its first post a little over two years ago. To commemorate this milestone, the blog has undergone a long overdue transformation of its layout and design.
There’s been a fair amount of progression since the first post was published on this humble blog, which originally began its life on Blogger. However, despite the new coat of paint, little has changed with regards to the core principle that serve as the foundation of this blog – an honest and uncompromising view on what there is to love, and occasionally dislike, about food and food culture in Sydney and abroad.
Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
2010 has been the strangest of years for me, simultaneously encompassing some of the highest highs and fair degree of the lowest lows in my life to date. It was the sort of year that has led to a fair amount of introspection; a re-evaluation of direction, friendships and values.
It was with this mindset, having previously spent over a month designing and developing a different blog layout that would ultimately lead to failure, that had led to the current design. Homage is paid to the clean layout of the first blog design whilst incorporating elements and the colour scheme from the second.
There will be a number of changes that will be incorporated over the next month or so, to get this new layout exactly where I want it to be. However, one thing to note in the meantime is the intent to publish more recipe posts on a regular basis and get back into the Daring Baker’s Challenge. Hopefully, it’ll give me the opportunity to publish some of my mother’s crowd favourite Korean dishes.
There will be a recipe post going up tomorrow, so make sure to keep an eye out for that!
To close this post, I’d like to show my appreciation to a few food bloggers that have served as an inspiration to this blog, helped guide its development, and have gotten me involved within the food blogging community.
So, a special thanks to Helen and Suze, the mother and eldest sister of my blog, whom between the two of them I’m sure have inspired half of the Sydney bloggers to publish their first post. Thanks also to Billy and his inspirational photography, whose introductory photography class is worthwhile, especially for those of you new to photography. Finally, Richard for inviting me to his birthday well over a year ago and getting me involved socially with the food blogging community for the first time.
Last but not least, a thanks to my fellow food bloggers and all the regular readers of my blog, even the lurky ones that don’t leave comments. Say hi sometime, ok? :)
Here’s to another year, from the heart of food!