So, I’ve used this site before for class, but I’ve never actually used it to design my own blog. It was an experience trying to get the hang of where to find the features I wanted and explore what was available. There was a lot of trial and error but I think I’ve finally got a grasp of how to use this. The only previous blogging experience I have is through Tumblr, which is nothing extravagant and I have never used to post original content, so this will all be new for me.
My plan for this blog is to use it as a place to compile recipes for different foods mentioned in my favorite books and poems. I’ve always found it very interesting when a specific dish is mentioned and making or eating that specific thing is an odd experience when you connect it with the events of a piece of literature. It makes the work seem more real and almost visceral, so I think this will be a fun project to blog about. I got the idea from Emily Dickinson, who actually wrote some of her poems on the back of shopping lists or recipes for desserts. It’s so interesting to try and find the parallels between her writing and the recipes, or even to just imagine following the same steps and tasting the same food that she did. Hopefully this whole process will be just as interesting and enlightening.