I am Choc Chip Uru in this blogging world. I would like to say I am a baking extraordinaire who does it for a living and in absolute high demand to make cupcakes up to the occasion but really, I am just a teenager. An Indian kid born and bred in Australia.
It was actually my mum‘s idea to start this blog, not mine. Me? I was just a 15 year old, ignorant of the blogging world and all its intricacies. All I knew was there were amazing bakers out there and I wanted to be like them. To get comments and see people actually respecting my baking instead of seeing my family eat it, love it and then all of us forget about it.
I started taking pictures then of the food – the next step into blogging after actually baking by yourself. Low quality, kind of cruddy pictures but enough to give me a record of everything I had made. Then, around halfway in 2011, I started to blog on microsoft word. I was busy, school kept me away from my cooking and I thought to myself “When I begin a blog I am going to put all these in” – and then I turned 16.
Two months after my birthday it was quiet. Too quiet. The clock was ticking, I had just had pancakes and I was feeling a little restless – sugar rush or not. Yearlies were approaching but I was not in the mood that day. And then I randomly went searching for host websites where people blog. And I came across wordpress. Before I knew what was going on, I had made an account. And then suddenly I was starting to make a blog – what??? It took all day and into the night but slowly, I added every post I had on microsoft – they make me laugh when I look back at them now, so small with one or two pictures. My blog initially did have frangipanis, but the theme was bright green and the frangipanis grey. I put up with it because content was more important.
Slowly my content got better. I was finally lifting. I apologised for my photos and started trying harder. But I was still baffled by how people got so popular online so quickly. It was then that I discovered Foodbuzz. And it was then that I made my red and black theme, colours I have always loved and found alluring. Started to share and that was history. And then I finally made my online signature, started replying in earnest to every comment someone wrote because they gave up their time for me.
That is when I officially became Choc Chip Uru.
And now I am here and now, four months already, heading into senior school next week. I am
16, 17 and a teenage baker all the way – so who does being Choc Chip Uru mean?
- It means chocolate lover
- It means determined to bake in all her free time
- It means a devotee to good music and books
- It means a comment girl and food blog stalker
I hope you know me a little better now – Thank you for visiting my blog and if you have any queries or comments, don’t hesitate to email me at email@example.com
And connect with me, like my facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/GoBakeYourself
Also I have some policies which might make things a little clearer at times
- If you follow my blog, I will always try and follow yours (depending on if you have email or not since RSS feeds have stopped working for me)
- On Foodbuzz, I try and keep track of some friends who are quite constant so I always comment on their things because they are fantastic cooks and they return the favour
- I will always use this email now to subscribe to and follow blogs: firstname.lastname@example.org – a spare email I had before my main gmail account, I think it could be put to good use to be where I receive all the happenings of bloggers I like – that way my main email and my Go Bake Yourself email are kept nice and neat and easier to use
- If you comment on my blog, I shall always try to reply asap as well as leave a comment on your blog
- On Google Blogspot blogs, sometimes a message from ‘Guru Uru’ may appear – that is because I am only able to leave a comment using my gmail account- if you click on my profile, you’ll see I am following my own blog (lame!) but it is only to give you a direct link to my blog – do not attempt to contact me via that gmail since it is not my blog email, I will not reply
Also, I did a lot of baking even before I started ‘microsoft blogging’ – those recipes are in my Note On Pre-Blog Dishes pages – email me or let me know if you would like me to remake any of those recipe again and blog it – recipes I have already remade have been crossed out and linked to their posts
Much love and good wishes to all you food lovers!