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My Writing Process Blog Tour… and Other Things


In the last month or so, or quite possibly longer as Blogland time seems stuck in a vortex of it’s very own sometimes, changing days into weeks and weeks into months at a whim, and before you know it you are celebrating you 43rd bloggaversary and you have just been nominated for the lifetime achievement award in your chosen blogging field. And there’s another point, the blogging crew seem to be able to multi task like mo’ fo’s, juggling blogging with full time jobs, family, and the fettish sex/carnie/fruit basket thing… but that one is more of a growing hobby. These are the people who can lead another life, parallel to their own, ready to do their bit, next generation spies for a network of like minded souls who clearly have a problem that prohibits them from putting down the metaphorical clay paint that allows them to paint their cave walls (not necessarily metaphorical as many lives of the small, hobbit-like writer are lived in confined, dark caves) for the generation’s that follow to try and decipher to demystify the ways of the ancients…

Point being, sometime recently I got nominated for a Blogland award or two (WordPress Family Award by Bernice at Dish ‘n’ the kitchen, and the Liebster Award by Dana at I’ve got cake) and I was also asked to join a Writing Process Blog Tour by Sanj from Feeding The Sonis, which are all very heartwarming and really do make me blush a little, but
1. Time can be a very highly prized commodity in these parts
2. I think too much of this award acceptance speech bollocks can get a little boring for people
3. There are not enough pictures of food in acceptance speeches. There needs to be pictures of food
So I was thinking I will try and combine them all into one, three birds one stone and that sort of business.

I think I shall answer the questions below for the blog tour thing and then I will tell you about some of my favourite surrogate half brothers and sisters in my little Blogland family, and if you need some more inside goss’ you can find it in the “award and accolades” section of this blog or pick up a Woman’s Weekly magazine from all good news agencies and supermarkets.

So with no further adieu, let’s get on with the show.

I'm not sure if this is the actual logo, but I found it on Laura's Mess so I assume it's legit

I’m not sure if this is the actual logo, but I found it on Laura’s Mess so I assume it’s legit


STEP ONE: Acknowledge the person & site that involved you in the blog tour… check

STEP TWO: Answer the 4 questions below about your writing process

1) What am I working on?
Eating and drinking and I am also working on a book or three. Hopefully I’ll be able to get one sorted out in the next few weeks when I get a bit of time off work. Hopefully.

2) How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Mostly because of the language I like to use when writing. It is based around the Queens good English but with a bit of salty old sea dog thrown in for good measure. Also the metaphors and innuendo that slip into my writing from time to time… I’m sure everyone is thinking it (aren’t you?) but I just can’t stop my fingers from typing it…

3) Why do I write what I do?
It’s what my brain tells me to do and my brain is in charge of my body… some times my brain doesn’t even show me the courtesy of telling me and just does stuff anyway. I also really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really love food… a lot.

4) How does your writing process work?
I write something, if I don’t like it yet I put it in my “nearly ready” pile and move onto something else (I do have a tonne of unfinished shit clogging up my laptop at any given time… but that’s how I roll). I have a drink, and maybe write some more. I have the dictionary app on my phone (it has a great thesaurus) for when I believe I haven’t employed an acceptable level of sizeable words and I envisage the populace will think I am simple. Other than that, I think it’s the lack of process that works for me.

STEP THREE: Choose the peeps you want to nominate…

I wanted to get the lowdown on Laura’s Mess, but someone got in before me. I love the way that girl does what she does. You can still suss it out here.

Food, Photography and France is a blog about food and photos and France… surprising stuff. Anyhow, I like the way he writes, so here it is.

Dana at I’ve Got Cake is someone I find it very easy to connect with, across vast spanses of land and water, via the interweb super highway and Blogland. I’m curious, that’s all…

Patrons of the Pit are grill kings and masters of the words that make my mouth get a little moist. That should be enough to make you at least a little bit curious



These are some of the blogs that I look forward to… maybe you’ll like them, maybe you won’t. I don’t mind because I’ll still love them either way…

Pantry Obsession
Cooking in Sens
One Man’s Meat
Carnivore Confidential
Gather and Graze
Cottage Grove House
Dish ‘n’ the kitchen
Lime and Barley
What’s Cooking
Inspired Food

Plus the crew from the blog tour thing. It’s probs too many but that’s OK. Check them out or don’t.


18 comments on “My Writing Process Blog Tour… and Other Things

  1. Hey! Nicely done my friend. 🙂 ..and thank you for the shout out!

    1. A pleasure… and thank you! Smiley face

  2. Amanda says:

    I Love this post. You nailed exactly what I love about your writing and spirit and also what I love about our little blogging community. .pursuing passion on top of all the other stuff. Thanks too for the acknowledgment! I look fwd to your posts too. Hearts.

    1. Hearts and smiley faces my friend!

  3. laurasmess says:

    Hahaa! I love this! And the ‘logo’ thing was just something that I made up in Photoshop but I like the fact that it’s got extra usage here (and that you used my name in association with ‘legit’. Now I feel all special and stuff). And I totally agree, there should be more food photos in these sorts of posts. I wanted to add one in mine but… well, the only spare I had was a raw capretto leg and I thought that would look weird. As for your writing tour? AWESOME. Yours is one of my favourite blogs to read and I honesty want to cook everything. All of the things. All the time. Except Jennee’s croquembouche, as there’s no way that I could make that darn spun sugar choux tower (it must be magic). Good call on nominating the Patrons too! Anyway, back to my packing (we leave in one day, how did that happen?!). Just so you know: I will be doing ‘burger off’ research over in Europe so that I can kick yo’ ass when I get back. And beer research. For what is burger research without beer?? (but I’d better make sure that I don’t overdo the beer research or I am going to forget everything else…!)

    1. Cheers Laura.

      Get those bags packed and get yourself over to France and train for whatever the heck you want, for I shall be waiting my friend… waiting…

      Have yourself a damn fine holiday! Smiley jealous face

  4. Margot says:

    This blogging thing really does come from the heart doesn’t it! So many other things we could all be doing, but food, photography and writing are such wonderful ways of expressing ourselves, being creative and sharing how much we really, really, really, really, really, really love food!
    So chuffed to be included on your list of blogs you look forward to – thank you!

    1. Thank you my friend. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Smiley face

  5. Dana Fashina says:

    Oh you…
    shucks 🙂

  6. kandee2013 says:

    Thank you for the nod my Brutha from down unda … I am suitably honoured and, … dare I say a bit speechless. Muchas gracias !! 🙂 🙂

    1. Absolute pleasure… I’m keen to see what you got!

  7. kandee2013 says:

    I shall try not to disappoint. Stay hungry friend.

  8. LFFL says:


    1. Why thank you my friend.

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