WordPress Daily Prompt: If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch and why?
Switching blogs typically implies dissatisfaction—dissatisfaction with your blog, your writing voice, your theme…your audience, your direction, your ability… Sometimes, it allows for a different creative expression or perspective. I’m satisfied with my blog because I thought it through and like the direction I’m taking. However, for the sake of this exercise, the only blogger I’d switch blogs for a week with is Taymer Mason of Vegan in the Sun. Ms. Mason is the author/blogger who wrote the scrumptious Caribbean Vegan book.
I’m a native New Yorker, a true Brooklynite. I grew up like everyone else enjoying heaping portions of the standard American diet and the rest of the greasy fare that puts our lives in jeopardy. My multi-cultural friends in high school and college introduced me to foods from a variety of islands and countries and I’ve developed a taste for the different herbs, spices, and textures ever since. Ms. Mason takes it many steps further because she cooks, styles, and photographs healthy, meat-free foods with exotic tastes and ingredients that the most devout meat-and-potatoes lumberjack could enjoy.
The only reason I’d take the reins of Vegan in the Sun is to manage the testing kitchen. I’d have five unique meals prepared every day (breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, and dinner) that I’d be responsible for tasting. I’d be free to blog about the dishes if I chose, yet my sole responsibility would be to taste (and enjoy) each creation.
My waistline would likely expand, my international meal vocabulary would increase, and my satisfaction at the table would be certain. Then, after assuring Ms. Mason that she is, indeed, a world-class cook, I would relinquish control of her blog and go back to mine, Stills, Words, and Motion.
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