Several readers have expressed their disappointment over the fact that I don't have any mouthwatering food pictures on my blog. I know what they mean. Producing a food blog without pictures is like making a cake without icing, flour and eggs. In fact, one major online food blog community refused to consider me as a Featured Publisher because my blog was devoid of photos.
However, I have a good reason for not posting any pictures to go along with my prose. You see, up until now I couldn't afford the technology and equipment to do so. I was writing all of my blogs on a computer at the library. (That is, until I got kicked out - see my post here: Blogger ).
But all that has changed. I recently came into some extra cash (the Santa with the kettle in front of Walmart barely put up a fight) so I treated myself to an early Christmas present and purchased an iPad on e-Bay. Okay, it's not technically an iPad. The name at the top says Etchasketch. The unique name suggests that it is probably an Apple clone manufactured by a company somewhere in Eastern Europe. I'm thinking what used to be Yugoslavia.
The important thing is I finally upgraded my blogging gear for half the price of an iPad. I mean, why pay top dollar if you can get something close? Am I on this planet just so Steve Jobs can afford to buy another truckload of used-looking designer jeans and black turtlenecks? I think not.
Of course I'm well aware that my device may not have all of the features of a real iPad, but d'you know what's really cool? Whenever the screen freezes, all I have to do is turn it upside down and shake it to reboot. Let's see an iPad do that.
At any rate, I'm going to include pictures on my blog. Starting now. I think it will enhance your blog reading experience and it just may propel me to Featured Publisher on Foodbuzz. Here's a pic of the fried eggs I made this morning:
The screen froze up again.