Thursday, January 11, 2007

[writing exercise] What's Your Blog's Identity?

David Lebovitz's call for self submissions to his blog roll was the inspiration for this...

Describe your blog in one sentence.



This Post was written by McAuliflower from Brownie Points.

37 comments:

McAuliflower said...

Here's mine...

"Exploring the breadths and depths of the culinary experience, Brownie Points embraces the simplicity of making it ourselves, for the health of our bodies, the tickle of subversive tinkering, and the reward of learning how."

a bit wordy... but I think I was afraid to leave anything out.

Anonymous said...

I will bite - My tag line does it

"Nika's Culinaria: Eat with your eyes"

Too cheesy? Sums it up for me.

Sean said...

I, too, have a tagline/mission statement: "Eating, drinking and living the good life in America's most hedonistic city, San Francisco."

david said...

It's actually similar to a writing/promotion exercise where you have one chance to sell the most amazing idea (or concept, or book, or whatever) to the one person who can make your career, but you can only say one sentence to that person.

The idea of having a link list came about from some of the discussions here, about various topics, and it was noted that a lot blogs don't get noticed, which is a shame and link lists tend to become overlooked or list the same sites.

Elise is able to keep a comprehensive list at her site, but I thought it would be fun list some in a open-ended fashion, accompanied by short phrase, so people could get a bit more exposure, and readers can find some new blogs. I certainly have! There are some really interesting ones I've read that I never, ever would have found otherwise.

But who's David Lebowitz?

Is he trying to do the same thing too?

-David Lebovitz

Sam said...

I have had my tag line since near the beginning of blogdom, but like Mcauliflower, mine is a little wordy. A fact that I am proud of is that it hasn't really changed much if at all and it pretty much encapsulates the essence of my blog. I think it covers most things unless I am forgetting a large part of myself which of course is entirely possible.

"Follow English-Girl-Abroad, Sam Breach, on her culinary journies, mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area, but also on her travels further afield, whilst she plays at being amateur restaurant critic, wine taster, food photographer, cocktail connoisseur, party planner, good food forager and practising home cook, with trusted French advisor, Fred, by her side"

Alanna said...

A Veggie Venture: Vegetable inspiration from Asparagus to Zucchini

Anonymous said...

Spittoon - we spit so you can swallow


SpittoonExtra - foodstuff

matt said...

Mattbites: A Man Obsessed with Food, Drink, and Everything In Between.

Liz said...

"The positively true adventures of a woman trying to eke out a living, eat herself silly, enjoy the outdoors, and merrily survive and thrive in the urban wasteland that is Washington, D.C."

It works for me because it's true. :)

I'm grateful to Sam for letting me on the site because frankly I'm not strictly a foodblog, although someday I really hope to be.

Sarah said...

Lively writing and cravable
recipes from two people who eat more than they should and drink more than they should--with no regrets.

Avenue Food (http://www.avenuefood.com)

By the way, I wasn't sure if I should spell "cravable" "cravable" or "craveable." Neither is technically a real word . . .

Nicole said...

Pinch My Salt: A Place for Food.

Anonymous said...

It's so easy to get caught up in all the things your site can be ... and everything it means to you. When I did the last redesign in July, I redid my tag line and kept it very simple ... Sweetnicks - Food & Life. That about says it all.

And the same thing for Well Fed. With 15 different channels, how to best communicate that we can be so many different things to different people? Same principle ... redesign in November sprouted new tagline. The Well Fed Network - We've got a place for you and then I added the place setting. ;)

Anonymous said...

"Pip in the city: Tales from a tiny kitchen"

Maybe too concise lol Basically food from anywhere in the world that moves me, a young Argentine translator who doesn´t let a tiny kitchen get in the way of good food.

Homesick Texan said...

Homesick Texan: Musings on life, love and the pursuit of good refried beans.

Mimi said...

French Kitchen in America: A chef's daughter dishes on all things food related, and prepares American food with a French twist and French classics with an American outlook.

Lydia said...

short and to the point....

Kitchen Exhibitionist - The Culinary Quests of a Food Enthusiast Stuck in the Sticks

McAuliflower said...

crap! Typo corrected David.

My German was creeping into my morning brain... sorry.

Vanessa said...

First off, thanks to David for such a generous offer. I had no tag so I made one up.

Second, Thanks to Sam for inspiring me to write my tag in third person. A POV I've long loved.

Finally, Andrew has my favorite tag line. I always admire those who spit well.

Anita said...

Our tagline:
" Married ...with Dinner chronicles the continuing adventures of a couple of San Francisco food dorks."

Anonymous said...

Hmm. A curious exercise, especially since I rarely think of marketing OWF. I used to have a tagline of "You have to eat; you might as well enjoy it" but I've dropped that.

A passionate home cook, obsessive wine geek, and Slow Food idealist who steals his cooking philosophy from Judy Rodgers' personal motto: "Stop. Think. There must be a harder way."

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Food blog from the UK, roughly specialising in wild food and seasonal cooking - meaning whatever we write, it should be relevant to what is happening right now.

Or something like that.

Meredith said...

"Cooking student muses about life, the food-verse and everything." It's a tip of the hat to Adam's "42 is the answer" bit. I really like reading people's sentences and getting a glimpse of how they think of their spaces on the web.

Anonymous said...

"IMPEACH"

neil said...

When I did the blog makeover I was asked to provide a tagline. I wanted something warm and friendly and finished up with...'At my table there is a place set just for you, sit down and relax over some great food and wine and join in the conversation. You're welcome anytime.' It seems to sit well with Ximena's wonderful header.

Anonymous said...

here's mine:

Working my way through recipes found in cookbooks, magazines, culinary novels, and television shows one meal at a time.

Rachael said...
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Rachael said...

I LOVE reading these! Fantastic.

Mine is "Recipes and whatnot from a not-so-typical L.A. girl."

Though, someone suggested "Chef on heels" to me the other day and I gotta say, that sort of works too. Then again, so does "cheeky girl with too much free time," or..well, you get the idea.

xoxox
Rachael

I am Jack's Brain said...

I am Jack's Brain driven by good food, travel, and cigars

I'd like to make it shorter, but can't think of a way to do it.

Anonymous said...

"Eatables: Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we may diet!"

Haha, one would hardly refer to me as a chef, but I certainly do enjoy eating and cooking. Being a newlywed, I am suddenly trying out new things and expanding my taste buds. I just started my foodblog and I am still quite new to the cooking world. Maybe someday I'll be as good as everyone posting here. :)

Anonymous said...

Cookies and et cetera: Rediscovering my kitchen, my culinary roots, and my place in both of them.

Sam said...

cookiecrumb's is the shortest and funniest. it covers food AND politics

Jennifer Maiser said...

"A weblog focusing on the importance of locally and sustainably grown food. "

It's been that for a while. It gets the point across and is good when I am writing professional emails, but it seems a bit boring compared to all y'alls.

Eric said...

Although a new blog, "The Eager Eater is about the adventures of a foodie trying to survive in America's heartland"

Believe me, it's tough sometimes.

Sarah said...

It's funny that you would be talking about this now, because it's something I am struggling with right now.

Since my blog's inception, the tagline was "Celebrating everyday food for everyday people." But Cucina Bella and I are taking a different direction so I recently changed it to "Celebrating everyday food for everyday people with an eye on healthfulness and wellness - and a dash of babies thrown in for good measure. Welcome to my cucina . . ."

Honestly, I think that is seriously clunkly. So I don't know where to go with it. Basically, I am trying to convey the idea that it's healthly food, family and life. Or something like that.

But Andrew's tagline at Spittoon is by far my favorite. It brings a smile to my face everytime.

kitchenmage said...

I've actually been debating between two, but I think it's the first.

kitchenMage: Any sufficiently practiced skill is indistinguishable from magic.

(that's kitchenMage's corollary to Clarkes third rule)

alternate: Because I learned to cook from a Jewish grandmother with a catering company and you didn't!

Jess said...

I recently updated my about page, too:

Ripe London is a wholehearted attempt to learn English -- culturally speaking -- via the breathless pursuit of a good meal, among other things...

But I think my original tagline says it best:
Ripe London. It's ready. Are you?

the chocolate lady said...

Maybe I should trim this down a bit:

In Mol Araan: A blog about food and words in Yiddish and English including but not limited to chocolate, cooking, recipes, culinary lexicography, delights and curiosities of the plant world, and cookbooks