When I started getting the recipe index, it got me thinking about the first days. When I had just started blogging I wasn't sure I would last a year. How can anyone keep writing for so long and who will come to read my blog? Despite my fears, I persisted and slowly I gained confidence. I had a few visitors in the early days. Engaging in a conversation with other foodies helped. And as time went by, I was engrossed in this food community, where I have formed friendships, and learned so much from.
I did some time travel and went back to the beginning. I wanted to see what was I blogging about in the first month of existence and who were the first visitors on Ahaar. This exercise was a blast from the past!
I had 15 posts in the first month! I was certainly enthusiastic. From salad,to khichudi, from pasta, to lamb curry, I had posted them all.
Who was commenting on these posts in the early days? Who engaged with me on food conversations? It was interesting to go back and see. There were a few bloggers, some who were anonymous and some were friends. Some of the bloggers don't blog as often, but some are still going strong.
In no particular order, here are the first few visitors:
1. Sqrlta - my friend who now tweets under the same name. Both of us were housemates and shared food often.
2. Indira of Mahanandi - her beautiful food pictures encouraged me to start my own food blog.
3. Archana of Spicyana - she was one of the first visitors and so generous with her time helping me figure out the html world.
5. Manisha of Indian Food Rocks - she was one of the first to engage in a food conversation. She asked me "what do you put in your garam masala"?
Bong Mom's Cookbook newly published book by the same name.
And along with the book, there is a amazon gift card to be had as well.