Why we blog.. Selma’s Table

20140313-124948.jpgThere are possibly not enough superlatives in my vocabulary to tell you how much I love this blog and it’s writer. You will find heartfelt stories introducing wonderful recipes that you will almost be able to taste as you read them…introducing Selma’s Table

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How long have you had your blog?

I started blogging in August of 2013, so about 7 months, ago (when this was written)

What was your reason for starting it?

Friends of mine have been encouraging me to do this for years but I never really had the time. In the end, it is because my son will be going off to uni in a couple of years and I rather liked the idea of his being able to read the stories and make the food that he loves from my blog.

What is your constant inspiration?

I am mainly inspired by what’s in season in the markets and shops, but sometimes I read a restaurant review that will spark me off or see something on a food programme. I also love reading recipes and quite often tweak them to suit my palate.

How would you describe your blog?

A cross between a memoir and a diary with food as the common theme!

Where does your blog name come from?

I love having friends round for a meal, whether it is a quick mid-week supper or a more elaborate weekend affair. Without fail, everyone gravitates towards the table where we hatch plans, recount memories and laugh like drains! When I was thinking about my blog name, it seemed so natural that it should be about my table where I also knead bread and make pasta.

What are your longer term aims for your blog?

I just want to get all my recipes on and take better photos – anything else is a bonus really.

Any final words for my readers?

I wrote the “About Me” page 3 years ago but was too nervous/timid to hit the publish button. I didn’t think that many people would be interested and worried that others would laugh at my efforts. All I can say is that if you are thinking about starting a blog, food or otherwise, just do it. The blogging community is AMAZING! Bloggers are such warm, positive and supportive bunch that you will not regret it. I wish I had done it sooner but am very glad that I did it at all!

Thanks for having me, Elaine x

So now that you’ve read about the lady behind the blog, head on over and check out the cake she posted yesterday and I challenge you not to drool!!!! A-MAZ-ING!!!! Selma’s Table

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36 thoughts on “Why we blog.. Selma’s Table

  1. Selma's Table

    Elaine – thank you for a truly wonderful introduction! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you, your story and your amazing food. You are such an inspiration – so kind, caring and generous. I feel very fortunate to have you in my life xoxo

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  2. Selma's Table

    Reblogged this on Selma's Table and commented:
    You have read about when I met up with fellow blogger, Elaine of foodbod, earlier this year at London’s Borough Market. She is a really special person; kind, caring and so generous of her time and knowledge.

    She started a series called “Why we Blog” and sent questions round to some of the bloggers she follows. What has ensued has been a blossoming of everyone’s blogging community as we get to discover new blogs and find out more about the people behind the blogs we do follow.

    Today, I am thrilled to say that she has featured me – thank you so much Elaine – if you haven’t already discovered her blog, get yourself over there now and revel in her flavourful, exotic and meat free recipes, covet her new puppy and get to know a truly wonderful person!

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    1. Selma's Table

      I didn’t realise that Dimple…thought that you had been doing it much longer than me but then, I not very good at posting regularly! This community is so supportive and encouraging that it restores my faith in the world! And Elaine is right – Thank YOU xxx

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    1. Selma's Table

      Thanks Melissa – I so hate the camera that there are few photos of me these days! A friend took that one evening after a few glasses of fizz which is probably why I don’t mind it!

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  3. M. R.

    Selma and I are as one in regard to her ‘anything else’ remarks. And I note she’s been going for 3 years, which gives me hope – and some readers despair [grin] …

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  4. Fae's Twist & Tango

    Selma, First, I have to thank your friends who convinced you to blog. Not only no one laughed at your efforts but we are grateful you made our foodie/WP community one of delicious one.
    Elaine, you are a gem, and today you featured yet another gem.

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  5. Pingback: Selma’s sweet potato, courgette and paneer fritters… | foodbod

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