I've been tagged by Rainbow Brown from Brown Interior and I'm kind of excited, so here goes... some random info about me. Thanks girl!
1. Why did you start your blog?
This is kind of silly, but I used to work at a technical public relations firm and did a lot of research for our clients. I kept finding live journal and blogger sites and finally looked up on Wikipedia what a blog was. I know, lame, and lamer since it was only two years ago and I'm usually pretty in the know... So once we had our baby, we hopped on the blog wagon... and once I got more into that, I found all these awesome recipe blogs and events and figured this was a good way to learn more about cooking and my camera (a Nikon D50) at the same time.
2. How did you come up with your blog name?
When I was a little girl my Uncle used to call me Annie Banannie and I hated it. It made me so mad that I threw a fit and he asked what I liked, I told him I liked strawberries, and my nickname Annie Strawberry was born. I figured since they've been my favorite food my entire life, my foodie endeavours should reflect that. So after much thought, Anne Strawberry the blog was born. And it's a fun hobby.
Here's a pic of my about when I decided I'd no longer be called Annie Banannie! :)
3. Do your friends and family know about your blog, and what do they think?
I have a link on the bar of my browser so my husband comes over every now and then to see what I've posted. I'm flattered he likes to read what I write since he was an English major and is a really good writer. I have a link from my personal blog here and when my family tries some of recipes I tell them they can get the recipe here. So they know, and while I think the men think it's silly, I love that I can hop onto my site and see how hot or how long something should bake for instead of diving into my plethora of cookbooks, and I can share recipes with my friends without having to copy them down onto the back of a reciept or whatever's handy.
I think the things my family likes best about my cooking blog is tasting all of my Dorie treats. They all love that. :)
4. How do you write posts?
I usually write a post after a clean off my card on my camera and see what cooking photos have piled up. Most of the time I write while my little guy is asleep, or while my husband is watching Basketball (since I'm in the same room, I count that as watching, but he doesn't!)
5. Have you ever had a troll or had to delete unkind comments?
Nope, but I keep my personal family blog private just in case. As for this, it's just something fun to do, hopefully people will say just hello and keep it positive.
6. Do you check your stats or care how many people read your blog? If you care, how do you increase traffic?
I have site meter installed but I just peek at it ever so often. Mostly, I love making friends and seeing what others are up to- that's the point of the blog for me. Actual numbers aren't a big deal... but if my little blog became so famous they wanted to put me on the food network, I wouldn't object!
So that's that about me. I love cooking and I love photography- that's about all there is to know! Now I'll tag:
MaryAnn from Meet Me in the Kitchen
AnneMarie from Taste Buds
and anyone else who thinks it sounds like fun. Thanks for playing along!