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Guest bloggers wanted!

Inside Shiki Sushi in Victoria, BC

Inside Shiki Sushi in Victoria, BC

Now that I’m back in the swing of things, taking photos and writing up short posts about great places to eat in Calgary and beyond, I’d like to open up this blog to anyone who would like to join me!

I’m looking for a few guest bloggers – either those who want to write an article once in a while, who maybe want to write once a month, or even those who just want to share one or two things that really excite them!

How it works:

You write an unbiased (but hopefully positive!) article about a topic you think would interest our readers. Food, cooking, recipes, spotlights on new food-based businesses, or even a critical-thinking piece about food service/etc.

  • If you have a WordPress account, I can add you as a guest writer.
  • If not, you can email me your article and I’ll write an introduction for you, post your article, and link to your blog or website.

I’ll also need at least one nice, clear photo (sized for web please – I usually stick to about 600pixels on the long side at a dpi of 72 – if you don’t know what this means, feel free to send me your photo and I can edit it). Your watermark can absolutely be included… it’s your photo… I’m just publishing it here with your permission.

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Posted by on July 1, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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Standing in the way of sushi (blogging)

Rainbow Roll

Rainbow Roll from Co-op…. from a previous visit

Today’s Daily Post Prompt is “barriers”, though I can’t say that there’s a lot that will stand in the way of getting some tasty sushi!

However, the last three times I went out for sushi, I didn’t end up photographing the meal or sharing a post about the experience… the first was a take-out sushi meal from Co-op, which I’ve blogged about a half-dozen (or so) times before I’m sure, the second was out for AYCE (All You Can Eat) sushi at Sushi Ichiban on Macleod Trail in Calgary – which I’ve also blogged about before, and the third and most recent was just last night out for a AYCE sushi with big group of friends to celebrate my birthday at Miki in Banff.

All you can eat from Sushi Ichiban

All you can eat from Sushi Ichiban (from a previous visit)

So, why no new photos? The barrier with the last two places was just feeling a little like “that gal” – the one always pulling out her cell phone in the middle of a meal. Sure I was only going to take a photo of the food to blog about, but I really started to feel like pulling out my phone would intrude on the visit, the conversation, and just generally ‘fitting in’ with the flow of the evening.

Here’s a question to other bloggers – do you ever find yourself thinking “ooh, I could blog about this” but stopping yourself just because it’s not really the time or the place – or do you take every opportunity, and not let those “barriers” stop you?

Other bloggers

There are a bunch of other bloggers chiming in on this topic (72 so far!). So far, check out the following blogs for more on “barriers”.

  1. Harry Potter, Famous Dads and Stoke Newington | AS I PLEASE
  2. Emotional baggage | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  3. Motivation Needed | suzie81’s Blog
  4. Neanderthals | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. I want to be a dreamer when I grow up | From One Crazy Life To Another
  6. Barriers | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  7. Scenes From A Barrier Island | Exploratorius | Photo Hack & Curious Wanderer
  8. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course -as a Medical Student | Journeyman
  9. Some weeks I just wish I could hibernate | Kate Murray
  10. Why women put up barriers to sex! ADULT CONTENT -Daily Prompt | alienorajt
  11. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | The Wandering Poet
  12. DP Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | Sabethville
  13. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | Incidents of a Dysfunctional Spraffer
  14. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | Under the Monkey Tree
  15. Obstacles | Sue’s Trifles
  16. blossoming individual | peacefulblessedstar
  17. Getting Things Done « One Crazy Mom
  18. Adventures in baby cereal | Life Love Lily
  19. So much to do | Angel Frouk
  20. Getting Out of My Way | The Silver Leaf Journal
  21. A Day With Chef Rene | The Jittery Goat
  22. caught | yi-ching lin photography
  23. there are | y
  24. Obstacles to Peace and/or Prosperity/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  25. Purpose | Phelio a Random Post a Day
  26. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course (to UK) | Memory Bank of the Nocturnal
  27. An obstacle for everyone | LauGraEva
  28. The “Motif” Obstacle Course! | Home’s Cool!
  29. Daily Prompt: Obstacles « My journey to qualify for the Boston Marathon…and everything in between…
  30. The Silent Treatment. | Hope* the happy hugger
  31. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | Awl and Scribe
  32. of nothingness « Anawnimiss
  33. Why Did I Tackle This Obstacle Course? | Sued51’s Blog
  34. Time and Time Again . . . But, There Never Seems to be Enough | meanderedwanderings
  35. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | sixty, single and surviving
  36. Inspirational quotes by Steve Jobs | Processing the life
  37. Life Can Be A Obstacle Course | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  38. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  39. Self Motivation | A mom’s blog
  40. Smoke Screen | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  41. Busy, Busy, Busy Bee… | An Upturned Soul
  42. Time and Tide | Flowers and Breezes
  43. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | Kauniiksi katsottu – Seen as Beautiful
  44. WP Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | 101 Challenges in 1001 Days
  45. Bottled Gumption | A.C. Melody
  46. You Can’t Tie Your Shoes | Sam Wight
  47. Daily Prompt: Obstacles / unlocking my doors… | Louie Behogan
  48. Overcoming barriers | Mishe en Place
  49. DP: Obstacle Course |Metaphor is a pushy jerk. | thejimmieG
  50. Obstacle racing | Unknown File
  51. Lost for Words | Raspberry’s Daydreams
  52. Barriers | The Land Slide Photography
  53. I did it! | Life is great
  54. Early roses | The Seminary of Praying Mantis
  55. Obstacles and barriers | Willow’s Corner
  56. How Can We Overcome Barriers to Creativity? | Pairings: Art + What Goes With It
  57. Musings of a First Time Buyer | L5GN
  58. Thanks Allah! | Dreams to Reality !
  59. Obstacle Course | The Nameless One
  60. YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE | Serendipity
  61. My weekly obstacle course | uddza
  62. Life is an Obstacle Course… | The Christian Gazette
  63. Living With Barrier – Passionately Bored
  64. It’s a thirsty man who writes for any reason. [Mama #2] | Rob’s Surf Report
  65. A Helping Hand | LenzExperiments
  66. Obstacles | Step Into My Head
  67. Barriers | dreaming of melville
  68. Daily Prompt: These Are the Breaks | One Starving Activist
  69. Daily Prompt: Obstacle Course | To Breathe is to Write
  70. P E R S P E C T I V E | the bippity boppity beautiful blog
  71. Daily Prompt – Barriers | imexcited
  72. Daily Prompt: Barriers | Occasional Stuff
 
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Posted by on January 27, 2014 in Sushi

 

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,700 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 45 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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