Holly, why did you start a blog?
My memory is slipping. Making the occasional great meal and not remembering much led me to the idea of keeping a log. Writing in a notebook is so yesterday, and once I was keeping a log it seemed like a good idea to share. Googling “starting a blog”, it became natural to post recipes. A blog makes great sense for a mother/aunty trying to pass on cooking tips to her far flung offspring/nieces and nephews.
Were you familiar with blogs before starting one?
Never having read a blog before starting one and having to be instructed to link with other bloggers, the experience was novel and intoxicating. If I had looked around to see all the incredible blogs out there, I never would have started.
How did you think of a name for your blog?
The name Jittery Cook came to me in a flash. On September 9, 2011 I announced to my husband, "I'm going to start a blog, and call it Jittery Cook." Why Jittery? Because I'm a nervous cook, filled with performance anxiety. On the other hand, I am a foodie with a honed sense of what tastes good.
Do you have other motivation for blogging, other than remembering and sharing recipes?
We all care more about eating healthy. Pretty much everyone who blogs about food will admit to being food obsessed. As a foodie the desire to keep learning more and more about food preparation is never ending.
Has there been much reaction to the Jittery Cook blog?
Food blogging is a whirlwind experience filled with joy and trepidation. The satisfaction of reaching so many people who are like minded and truly interested makes the effort worthwhile. Every time someone appreciates my jittery efforts the thrill feels fresh.
Join Holly Botner, AKA the Jittery Cook, for recipes and more at Jittery Cook.