Why Blog? (Part II)

Why Blog?

This was my answer when I first started my blog.

While what I wrote then is still true and shows how inspired I felt when I began this blog, I’ve decided to write this more detailed – and slightly more sane! – version.

I don’t know when my obsession for baking began, all I know is that for a few years now, baking has been my way of relaxing and enjoying myself. Some people might not call spending all day in the kitchen fun, especially the way I whip through it like a tornado leaving huge messes to clean up, but to me it is fun – except the cleanup! I started this blog because I wanted to do something more with this hobby of mine, which really isn’t so much a hobby anymore as it is a passion. Like many others, I have my responsibilities during the week, and I don’t get to spend much time in the kitchen, but come the weekends, the plans running through my mind always revolve around what I’m going to be baking.

I used to spend hours looking at other people’s food blogs. Now I have my own, and it’s become part of me, if that makes any sense. I feel like I’ve gotten so much out of it; I remember how I started out blogging to myself for weeks when I had no readers, and I’m just so glad that I didn’t give up, because although I’m not the biggest blogger out there, I’m proud of what I’ve accomplished thus far.

Since I started blogging, my passion for baking has sprouted a new passion for food photography, and again, while I’m no pro, I see that my progress has been in leaps and bounds when I compare the photos I took just a few months ago to the photos I’m taking now. I’m now the girl in my family who’s considered a slight lunatic because I can spend an hour photographing a single batch of scones, but I absolutely love it.

I decided to call my blog, “Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker” because I wanted it to be unique, and that’s really what I am, a “bright-eyed baker” completely enthusiastic about baking, food photography, and food blogging. It’s my dream that someday I’ll be able to turn my passions into a profession, but for now I’m totally happy doing what I’m doing.

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amy wilford October 29, 2011

Loved reading your “Why Blog” Many people have told me I should post my food photos as well. I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, cooking & baking. The funnest part is at the end when I can photograph my work.

Good luck!


alexandra October 29, 2011

It sounds like you have a passion for what you do too. You should definitely think about starting your own blog, because I bet you would get a lot out of it :) Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I’m really glad you enjoyed reading what I had to say.


Simply Life June 14, 2012

I love reading this about you! It’s always so fascinating to hear how people started their blog and to truly see such passion!


brighteyedbaker June 14, 2012

Thank you so much! Pages like this aren’t necessarily something that most visitors to a blog will notice unless they spend a bit of time poking around. I’m glad my passion showed through in my writing and you took the time to notice :)


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