There is a definite recommendation from wise people that if you want to achieve something like quiting smoking or losing some weight, you need to let other people know about it. That way, they can help you and encourage you to achieve your goal.
Today, I am going to talk about my new years resolutions about My Korean Kitchen. Some of you may say, “What kind of resolution would there be for cooking and a blog?”
Well there is. I cook because I really like having decent food, so I need to keep experimenting to satisfy my desire. I photograph because I like taking pictures of what I made and eat and want to show off about it. I blog because I want to make my own journal of recipes that please me, though it is even better if it pleases you too.
I have been achieving my blogging goals that I made before I started My Korean Kitchen, which was to get some audience to share my experience and be a helper for those who love to cook Korean food.
Now, the time has come to move on to the next goal to make a better blog for you and me.
Resolution 1. Design and Accessibility
Michael and I are working on how to change the looks of My Korean Kitchen. I am 100% relying on Michael and always will be for any technical changes. So, Michael! I want a design that looks authentic, simple and catchy and easy to search for other users. Did you hear me?
Resolution 2. Renovating Kitchen
As some of you know, I am moving to Australia, possibly permanently. I don’t know where we are moving into yet, but I would really love to have a bigger kitchen with lots of space where I can mess around easily, and with a couple of big windows next to it. At the moment, I am struggling when I take some pictures, because of the light and space problem. I need to clear the background each time I take a picture, because I don’t have enough room on the table, and living in a tiny match box looking apartment with no natural light all day is pretty depressing as it is. So I am not going to move in if I can’t get any natural light in my kitchen in Australia. Otherwise Michael! you need to buy me a photo studio set.
Resolution 3. New Cooking Adventure
There are hundreds of Korean foods I haven’t tried yet. That is because certain things are cheaper if I buy them instead of making them myself in Korea, but that situation will change in Australia. I will have difficulty finding ingredients to make lots of things. However, I will share the pain of some of my readers who are having some difficulties in finding ingredients, and it will bring us closer. I am also going to do some planting (tomatoes, chilies, spring onions etc), so I am very excited about this. “Cooking with home grown veggies.”
Resolution 4. Publishing
Publishing your own book is every blogger’s dream I think, especially for a food blogger. I am planning on publishing my own Korean cook book. I know there are several Korean cook books already. However, I have the advantage of having this blog. I can interact with readers, so whenever they have questions I can give them an answer very quickly. (For a recipe book, I am going to adjust my current recipes and take whole new photos from scratch) I am considering a print on demand system for publishing, but I haven’t found a web site that does color printing yet. So if you happen to know what I am looking for give me some advice.
I certainly don’t want these resolutions to end with one summer night’s dream. I will appreciate any comments if you have some good ideas.
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