End of the semester is around the corner and it is about time to write my final post. I need to admit it was a fun ride, sharing my experiences in different restaurants with you. I feel bad for not having more time to explore more places and share it. I hope I proved that Blagoevgrad is not as limited when it comes to food, as we think it is.
As I mentioned in the first post, at first I was bit skeptical and concerned about my first steps in blogging, but looking back from today I need to admit it was fun! I learned a lot and it indeed was a nice experience. Best part about the class was learning how to use different tools, programs, apps, which I am 100 percent sure I will find useful in the future! Also I need to thank to my professor Melody Gilbert, who was inspiring and super helpful throughout the whole semester, she helped all of us to pick unique and interesting topics for our blogs, and taught us everything about blogging world.
Ok, I will start wrapping it up, the journey was long so lets start from the very beginning.
The second post was an interview with librarian Maria Pencheva, where she shared her favorite places to dine out with us.
Later was an interview with Mark Waterhouse, about Raffy Bar & Gelato Blagoevgrad and his future plans, where for the first time he talked about Mark’s Guerrilla Kitchen. Also it was the first time I included pictures I took in the post.
Post about PolCa remains as my favorite. Liz was welcoming and open talking about quality and products they offer. Pictures came out nice and I was really happy with the result.
In the middle of posts we always had something new to learn, such as YouTube editor, when we had fun assignment during the class time to find, shoot and edit a video in limited time. You can see the result here.
In the end of February I visited Pizza Napoli with my friends. My friends enjoyed the dinner and I enjoyed the writing about it. It was getting more and more exciting and I could feel I was getting involved more over time. I was getting passionate about blogging, nice pictures and of course food!
Then the mid-term post! Such a challenge! Finding a story, writing, editing, pictures, polls, everything combined! And in limited time! I passed the challenge and I was satisfied with the result, I even felt the adrenaline when I was getting close to the deadline!
Of course at some point I had to review Prego. Our most loved and hated place at the same time. That is the post I like the least because there is nothing exciting about it.
Next week we went to Frame. Pictures ended up nice, food was good as usual and it was a nice evening in general. Later in class we covered Storify and ThingLink, two really amazing tools to use. Highly recommended checking it out.
In second week of April, I went to Trezor. I basically rediscovered the place, because it has been a while since the last time I went there. We all really enjoyed the whole experience and we ended up going there few more times. Surprisingly pictures and video came out nice, even though I was using really bad camera.
Finally I went to Cardinal, since it’s my usual-to-go place, I decided I had to devote a blog post to it. Since after shooting the video camera died I had to take pictures with my iPhone and quality is not good, which I am sorry about, but the dinner was nice and the post is also worth checking out.
In the end I would like to thank everybody for following me on Twitter and Facebook, checking out my blog, writing comments and liking my posts. It was really giving me motivation. I really hope you enjoyed the FoodPornBlago as much as I did.
As part of my final video I decided to make a small vox-pop and ask people if they found it useful, and if I should keep going. Here are the result below:
Thank you again for the amazing semester 🙂