Adopt a Blogger. Lesson 2.

One, I have been a very bad adoptive parent. Two, I have been abroad all last week and oh, the stories and the food I have to tell you about! Gorgeous! With the 1 and 2 May official days off in Belgium, I guess I am not the only Brussels resident who decided to take a week off.

But we are back. Probably heavier than we left, as we spent a good part of our holiday eating and drinking. Does this happen to you as well? Nevertheless, our batteries are charged, our cameras full of souvenirs, our bags full of goodies.

Which brings me to the adoption part and my little black book. Some have a little black dress, I have a little black book. Which I carry with me everywhere. Why? Because you never know when a good blog idea can hit you. I might be in the tram on the way to work and suddenly think that a blog post on the best frites in Brussels could be a good idea. Well, I write it down. Or I come across a great must try recipe in one of my many food magazines? I write it down too. A gorgeous photo I like the look of, the composition, which perhaps could be an inspiration for my own food photos? I will make sure to cut it out and save it in my little black book.

You might say I am doing this because I have a short memory. True! But also because ideas come and go with the speed of light. And I am not always in a position to start writing a blog post (Did you ever try writing a post while engaging in a very serious conversation on the import of Chinese toys? I thought so.) A scribble here, an idea there, and I already managed to fill one little book. Now on to season two. Sometimes a life saver – wine tasting notes, restaurant reviews. Sometimes a great conversation piece – oh what a cute little book. Do you keep a diary? Sometimes a great source of inspiration – for example this post here !

How do you make sure your ideas don’t get lost? Do you keep a little black book too? I would be very interested to hear how and where do you come up with new ideas for your food blog. And most important how you make sure you won’t forget them?

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