This week’s spotlight is on Nicole from PicNic and she has some very important things to say about blogging – she has great photos and recipes. You are going to love her – we do! Maybe one day she will let us visit her in New Zealand!
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How long have you been blogging?
Two and a half years – I started PicNic in September 2013
Why do you blog?
I blog for a love of food and wanting to share that love with everyone. I love making simple home cooking and baking freely available for anyone who would like to try it for themselves.
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
I asked my friends! I am absolutely awful at coming up with names for anything. I told my friends that I was wanting to start a blog and asked for suggestions on a name. PicNic was my favorite as it’s a great play on words!
What do you wish that you had done early on with your blog that you didn’t understand until later?
Learnt how to take good photos. This is a big one for me. It took me over a year to develop any skill at all in photography and photo editing. This means that all of my older blog posts are just totally embarrassing due to the horrible photos. But I am in the process of slowly going back and redoing those posts!
Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
Don’t be afraid to get in touch with other bloggers that you admire – everyone is so incredibly friendly and will give you fantastic advice on how to promote your blog and how to build up an audience.
What is your favorite recipe on your blog and why?
Name a few of your favorite blogs
I have a lot of favorites! I could go on all day listing all the blogs I love. Of the bigger food blogs, Sally’s Baking Addiction is a favorite for sure, such a great source of inspiration! My other favorites include Platter Talk, Feed Your Soul Too, Noshing with the Nolands, and Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
If you were a fruit or vegetable, which would it be and why?
Strawberry! They are sweet, fun, and go well with all sorts
Favorite band or singer?
I don’t think I can settle on just one movie! However, I will admit that I can be a sucker for a good zombie movie!
Anything else you would like to share about your blog – please feel free to write as much or as little as you want!
I started my blog after being told by lots of friends that my food was great and that I should consider entering something like MasterChef. However, I am SUPER shy and couldn’t think of anything worse! A food blog seemed like a great middle ground for me and I have absolutely loved every second of it! If this sounds like you too, I say go for it!!
Read more about PicNic on her About Me page!