Vanity: My Favorite Sin

Note: This is an excerpt from a piece that appears in the September/October issue of Talking Writing, where I am a social media consultant and contributor.

When I began my food blog in 2008, I just wanted to indulge my love for writing (or, mostly, gabbing), and to share my lifestyle interests in food, fashion, and fitness.

Certainly, I was vain – all bloggers are. We blog to carve out our own space on the Internet. We want to have our voices heard; we want to share our stories. We want to follow each recipe in a Julia Child cookbook, then write a book that gets turned into a movie. Our blogger egos are stroked by how people react to our posts—by the number of comments, compliments, complaints, emails, questions, Facebook likes, pins, retweets.

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(photo from Just Add Cheese)

Talking Writing is an online literary magazine. To read my other work there, check out the following articles:

Would You Ever Eat a Tongue Taco?

Love, Loss, and Spaghetti

Sangria and Steak on Noche Buena

Chick Lit Meet YA (a review of the Sex and the City prequel)

Why I Listen to Artists with Real Names… Not Something That Sounds Like Random Syllables

The Little Prince: Seeing with the Heart

Why I Write (and Blog About Chocolate)


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