This week’s Behind the Blogger Spotlight: Babaganosh. She makes a wide variety of recipes and has snappy photography skills. She has been blogging almost two years, now (she sat for the interview in early December) and she never ceases to amaze me with her creativity!
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BABAGANOSH ON PINTEREST
BABAGANOSH ON INSTAGRAM
BABAGANOSH ON GOOGLE+
ALL OF BABAGANOSH ON YUM GOGGLE
How long have you been blogging?
1.5 years, and not stopping anytime soon!
Why do you blog?
I love to cook and share recipes with my mom, so my fiancé encouraged me to start a food blog so I can share recipes with everyone. Turns out blogging is addictive!
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
It’s a play on words combining ‘baba ganoush’ (the Middle Eastern eggplant dip) with the word ‘nosh’ (Yiddish for snack/food/eating). It’s like world peace all in one word. And it’s just fun to say. The second ‘babaganosh’ rolled off my tongue, I knew it was the one.
What do you wish that you had done early on with your blog that you didn’t understand until later?
I wish I started learning about photography earlier on. I waited a while to get proper lighting and to learn how to edit pictures because I thought my blog wasn’t fancy enough for all that. But once I invested in a good light set up, the whole process became much more enjoyable. I still have a lot to learn about photography and still have space limitations in my apartment for taking pictures, but there is such a huge difference between my current pictures and the pictures from my first few months of blogging. I cringe when I look back at the early pictures!!
Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
Don’t get hung up on the analytics. Check the data, learn from it, but don’t stress about it. The only way new bloggers will stick with blogging is if they truly enjoy writing their blog, so find something you are truly passionate about and just write/create.
What is your favorite recipe on your blog and why?
That would have to be the Chorizo Fiesta Skillet. It’s a super easy 25 minute one-pan recipe that is very delicious but still uses a lot of vegetables so it’s not too bad for you despite the chorizo and the cheese.
Name a few of your favorite blogs
If you were a fruit or vegetable, which would it be and why?
I would be a carrot because I have awesome vision. I usually don’t brag but I’ve never met a person who could see better than me.
Favorite band or singer?