I just spent a wonderful evening with friends, eating caprese salad, homemade salsas, and the most wonderful cake. We then transferred to the gameroom to watch The Next Food Network Star, which is quickly becoming a summer tradition around here.
The thing I love most about the FNS show is that the judges are genuinely interested in helping the contestants grow and develop into stars. They critique the food dishes with honesty, and offer advice on presentation and camera personality. But most importantly, the judges seek to help the contestants develop their culinary point of view. They’re looking for that thread that runs through a contestant’s food preparation as well as their presentation. This would be the glue that holds any food show together. More than personality, POV is what the contestant is all about.
After my friends left tonight, I was perusing some new blogs. I just realized tonight that my favorite Next Food Network Star contestant, Aarti, is a food blogger. She is the real deal! A writer by trade, she combines her passion for the written word and her love of food with the greatest of ease. Not to mention her videos. Check it out – you’ll feel like you’ve been to a party just reading her blog!
Anyways, I couldn’t help wondering, what’s my blogging POV? Do I even have a blogging identity? Do I need one? What’s my blog all about? I’m not a mommy blogger. Hardly a food blogger. Not a garden blog or a crafty blog. I like blogging about what God’s doing in my life, but this is hardly a devotional blog. Can I boil it all down to one or two things that define me, or am I doomed to be a Jane-of-all-trades when it comes to blogging?
These questions tend to confirm my greatest fears, that I am passionate about too many things (or to put it more bluntly, maybe I’m just not focused enough). So what do you think? Would it make for more interesting reading if I developed a better defined POV? Does any particular POV come through on my blog? I have some ideas but would welcome input from my readers (all two of you!) first. Feel free to leave a comment or even email me with your thoughts.