2012 has been a landmark event for me and I have taken a successful step towards executing my long cherished dream of starting a Food blog and making it a success.
I am an MBA, and after a brief stint in HR I decided to take my childhood hobby of cooking forward. I am proud to say that I inherited a passion to cooking from my mother who is a talented cook.
In the end of the year Dec 2011, I started one group on Facebook i.e. “Luv ur Interest”. Under this group I posted 2-3 recipes with pictures which were really appreciated by my friends. My friend Rajni suggested starting a blogger. I’d already tried my luck in word press which was not successful due to some complication in word press account.
On 29 Dec 2011, I signed up my account on blogger and publish my 1st recipe “Apple Kheer” 1 Jan on 2012 with New Year celebration… A day that would stay with me as my passion gets some platform to articulate.
In the beginning when I visit on other blogger’s space, it was just awesome with big number of followers and so many lovely well-presented recipes. Now I found so many difficulties, how to maintain and operate, even stayed questioning if I would ever be able present similar way and get walk in for my blog “Preeti’s Kitchen Life” as well.
Aarthi from YUMMY TUMMY blog helped me a lot. I have some idea about HTML and some java language and I get wonderful layout for my blog.
In mid of Jan, I got in touch of Srivalli from Spice Your Life for Blogging Marathon event. She is really superb and so sweet by nature. I was really inspired by her. In blogging Marathon, first time I was participated in 2nd week of Jan month. That time I choose paneer theme for whole week in BM#12. Now BM#23 is going on, and still I’m member of lovely Blogging Marathon Family. I really get so much love and affection from BM and now waiting for 25th BM celebration.
By end of March, I tried to create my blog header and logo which was appreciated by all.
My 1st event hosted by Preeti’s Kitchen Life is HOLI Fest in March. I really got many encouraging entries from co-bloggers. Now my 1st giveaway hosted by me i.e. Sanjeev Kapoor’s cookbook “Sweet Temptation” won by Amarendra from Amu’s recipes. I have hosted around........ Events in d last 12 months and currently running Blog-iversary Event, a big event and celebration in which I have personally sponsor a coffee hamper with two consolation prizes also available.
My 1st giveaway i.e. Sanjeev Kapoor’s cookbook which given by Vaishali from Ribbons to Pasta’s. She is really wonderful lady, no words for her creativity in food and craft zonal. In 2012, totally I got three giveaway, all three are cookbooks.
I got more than 20 virtual awards by co-bloggers and Liebster award was my first award which I got by Poonam. I love every suggestion and compliments which I got from co-bloggers and non-bloggers, on my blog, first I started only home, about me, award, and event and contact us tab. Now more than 10 tabs are available with specific information. When I started my blog, I decided to maintain recipe index too for easily searching and scanning. So as a result, I create one more blog for especially recipes index with name of Preeti’s Kitchen Menu on 25 Jan 2011. Under this recipes are segregated under different course of meal.
I personally try all the recipes I post and take pride in arranging it before serving and they are my entire favourite. Now I try to list some great memories on the basis of every month.
June- Stuffed Kulcha
Out of this my best recipe of the year are Green tikki on protein platter, Idli Manchurian and Paneer Tikka. Paneer Lajwaab is my fav recipe which I tried from co-bloggers Vaishali’s blog out of all which I tried yet. A recipe which got so much love and likes from viewers i.e. “Chola bhature thali”.
Within one year, I published 225 posts, 10 menu tab. I have 172 foodie friends and 468 Facebook Fans who enjoy every moment with me on my blog.
Through this blog, I get so much… good friends; learn new things, blogging mantra and more.
Now my interest it to learn about photography and cooking style and earning too.
I have many plans for upcoming year 2013; I look forward to post some good recipes with better picture quality and lots of wonderful events with giveaway every month. There are so many gadgets I plan to get in the anvil n i.e DSLR, Proper homemade food photo studio, custom domain and so many things in to do list for better blogging.
So let’s enjoy New Year and Blog-iversary celebration on Preeti’s Kitchen Life.