I started blogging in 2010 after I watched the movie, ‘Julie & Julia’ about a girl who had a cooking blog and thought that I wanted to try it.
At first I was totally addicted to it. I wanted to be in blogland all day, reading blogs and chatting with the other bloggers. Many days I felt guilty when I spent time on my blog.
Today I am glad about my blog. It is an inspirational blog in Afrikaans and lots of people find something encouraging to read there.
My own life changed since I started blogging. I have much more confidence, I grew in myself, I know myself better. Blogging changed how I think about certain things, it broaden my view.
Out of blogging came a lot of things that I am very proud of:
I had been on South African National TV once.
I published two cooking books in Afrikaans, the one was translated into English as well.
I wrote for an Agricultural electronic magazine, as well for the well known Afrikaans Christian’s Magazine, Finesse’s blog. One of my articles were published in the Finesse Magazine.
I also wrote articles for a slimming e-magazine. Some other e-magazine also published some of my blog posts.
The newest is that a Christian Publisher in South Africa asked me to advertise and revise some of their books on my Facebook and blog.
Since blogging, my electronic web also expanded and I have two Facebook pages: ‘Toortsie se Faceboekblad’ and ‘Toortsie se Bantingresepteboeke’. I am on Pinterest and Instagram.
Thanks to blogging, I met the nicest people, real people in real life. People with whom I can walk for life.
I love blogging. I love my blog. I love the interaction with other people. I love reading other people’s blogs.
I can recommend blogging with all my heart. Blogging enriched my life.