Kristin at Dine and Dish sponsors a program called “Adopt a Blogger”, in which experienced bloggers act as mentors to newer bloggers. The idea is for the new blogger to be able to take advantage of the the experience and expertise of the experienced blogger. In this way we build communities and pass on what we've learned.
What a great idea! Since my blog is only 6 months old, and I have a lot to learn, I signed up as a new blogger. I now have my assigned mentor, and have the great pleasure to introduce her to you.
I am so doing the happy dance here!
This blogger is very well known to you, I think, as an amazing baker and photographer and writer of one of my favorite blogs. I know that I've referred to her blog often in trying to improve my photography. I drool over each and every one of her recipes and I use her recipe for pie crust, because it's just like my grandmother made. I have read her blog since I first started reading blogs. I made one of her recipes (adapted, of course, because that's what I do...), and it has been one of my most popular posts. Now I have the opportunity to pick her brain directly about blogging and photography and baking and cooking. WOWIEZOWIE am I excited!
Have you guessed who it is yet? I'm even more excited because this is someone who has also moved from her native country to another one with different language and culture. She is clearly at home in her new country (not so new, really―she's been there a long time, but still...), so I think she can help me juggle the different 'parts' of my blog to make them more coherent.
All this and it seems that she can make macarons in her sleep.
NOW do you know who it is?
Are you sitting down?
My blogging mentor is none other than Tartelette.