I have been reading Connie’s blog for a couple of years now, and more recently have become friends with her through the most wonderful of mediums…as members of PIZZA CLUB (the other two members, Vicky and Emma, have also been interviewed for this series!). Connie writes about her foodie and travel adventures over at Connie Consumes, and I’m forever getting great restaurant tips and major food envy from her shares!
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging at Connie Consumes for around three years and still love every minute of it!
What do you blog about? Do you have a specific goal with your blog, or is it more a record of your life?
I blog about food and travel which are two huge parts of my life in London and the main reasons I moved here! I like to think of the blog as a diary and portfolio – it’s a reminder of all the incredible adventures we’ve had and also a place for me to indulge in my love of story telling and writing.
|All pictures in this post are courtesy of the lovely Connie!|
What is your favourite thing about blogging?
It’s a cliche but definitely the people I’ve met through blogging in London – as an expat, it can be hard to make new friends in a new city, but the blogging community has made this pretty easy!
What is your least favourite thing about blogging?
All the boring technical, behind the scenes stuff which I still don’t understand! I’m just a girl who wants to tell everyone what she had for dinner…
Do you have any favourite posts on your blog – pieces you’re really proud of, which document something special, or which seemed to strike a chord with your readers?
I’ve got an old post and a recent post which I really love… The recent one is about our experience at Gaggan, Asia’s Best Restaurant according to World’s 50 Best Awards; I’m really happy with the way I captured our overall disappointing experience in what I hope is a balanced and informative post. The old one is my recipe for a fancy sausage roll which despite my amateur photography skills is still one of the most popular posts on my blog!
Whose blogs do you love? I’m always looking for recommendations 🙂
You are the queen of finding amazing places to dine! Where are your go-to sites for inspiration and ideas?
I use instagram a lot… some might even say I’m a little obsessed with it, but I also love reading reviews from Marina O’Laughlin and Jay Rayner, and the Eater Hot Lists. I’m not someone who swears by a critic’s review, as I believe people should try things for themselves and form their own opinions, but I do enjoy reading their commentaries!
What would be your perfect meal?
I think I’ve spent more time thinking about this one than a current issue I’m trying to resolve at work – such a tricky question! I would start with a selection of nigiri and a beef tartare, then follow that up with a stonkingly spicy laksa, before finishing with a gelato – and if anyone knows of a restaurant who can do all that in one meal, please for the love of god, let me know!
Which ingredients or dishes do you loathe?
Aubergine, pumpkin, sweet potato, and mint!
What tips do you have for bloggers growing and nurturing their blogs?
I truly believe the most successful and engaging blogs are the ones where the blogger is not only passionate, but also knowledgeable about their content – I value their opinions so much more and actually get excited about what they have to share.
Thank you so much for visiting today, Connie!