Welcome to Pissed Off Rant Wednesday
Inspiration is sometimes hard to come by for the blogger. You sit at the computer and ponder "What the hell I am going to talk about this week?" Then you slide over to a friend's blog and BOOM lightning strikes.
My foodie friend LeQuan, who's work you may remember was spotlighted on LC when she made a lovely Stir Fried Shrimp with Oyster Mushrooms & Enoki Mushrooms in Abalone Sauce, opened up Pandora's box for me with her last post. I have been blogging now for only a few months, this blog actually went live on March 5, 2010 with this monumentally Craptastic Post. Since then I have been lucky to meet some amazingly talented people, some amazingly nice people, and some people who I really could have done without ever meeting.
Early on I realized that comments on blogs is a game. Spend an ungodly amount of time on the computer leaving hundreds of inane, superficial comments in the hopes of getting those lovely comments in return. Why do people play this game? Everyone has their own special reasons. However, Laz do not play that game. I do not blog for comments, or exposure, if I did I would still be on Foodbuzz. I'll leave them to side right now...more to come on them in the future.
I blog because I love food. I love cooking. In my mind, LC is about the FOOD, nothing else. I love to interact with people who actually...love food like me. People who are passionate about their emuslions, or their immersion blenders, or their use of organic products or sustainable fish. Not what camera they spend $1000's of dollars on so they can be on Taste Gawker, or whatever that shit's called.
I have made some amazing friends doing this. You know who you are, I do not have to mention your names. You actually know my email address and use it. Now, some other people come on the scene and act like your long lost best pal only to then poof...like magic disappear. You also know how you are, I need not mention your names either. I read and comment on blogs that inspire me. That's all.
The point of all this is that LC is not going anywhere. It's here. I am here and I will be here. Cooking my food and sharing with the people that inspire me. At the end of every post it says "Have your Say". For those of you that are moved to comment, great. I can tell that there are some bloggers who probably have no clue I am even posting because they only followed me on Foodbuzz. Oh well such is life, they will fade in oblivion for me. But LC will endure.
So if you like what I do, pull up a chair, we'll keep making some good food. For the rest, goodbye!
That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!