Hope everyone is having a good summer so far!
Hey, if you already nominated, just disregard this post or just enjoy my pictures.
If you haven’t, just a quick reminder that Saveur Blog Award ends 7/18th!! And so, it’s time to nominate your favorite blog(here). If you can find time to vote for me and others like me, I would be so grateful and it would mean so much for all of us.
It really makes my day and makes all the long hours of cooking/photography/researching/writing worthwhile when someone comments and appreciates the work. And if you can find time to nominate a blogger out of appreciation, that helps the blogger know that their work is not being wasted and there is someone out there that appreciates it enough to nominate it.
I certainly appreciated it SO MUCH when a person recently told me they nominated me and shared what he wrote. Honestly, I read it again and again, almost everyday last week, because at first, I almost found it hard to believe that someone (who is not a friend) would say such wonderful things about me and my blog. Then I read it again because I just liked reading it 😝 haha..And then I read it AGAIN because his words really gave me the energy and motivation to continue what I am doing.
Most of the time, I just love what I do and I enjoy sharing my recipes on my blog. But sometimes, I get pretty discouraged and even frustrated when I hear comments from people (offline) like,
“OH, is blogging an actual career??”
“Is there really THAT much to do for a blog?? I don’t understand how you can spend all that time on just blogging…I mean it’s just recipes and couple photos…” (which basically means, Oh, I don’t think blogging is real work, not sure if it’s worth all the time that you put into it.)
So, it would be just so awesome if you can take the time to appreciate us bloggers by taking just few minutes in your busy day to nominate your favorite blog. And if you can share with me what you wrote, I will cherish it – that alone is enough of an award to me. 🙂
Now, here are some pictures from my recent trip to Honolulu – my way of appreciating all of you for following me, for your encouragements and appreciations. 😍 🌺 ❤️
Islands have such diverse weather. Sunny one moment and then showering the next…