Food porn five!
Where else but my blog do the words “healthy,” “food,” and “porn” come together? The words are here, and the porn is on Pinterest.
And if you’re not into that (yeah, right) there’s always Facebook and Twitter for you literary sorts.
I’m behind on my writing this week, you’ll note. I hate it when that happens. However, perhaps that’s given some of you a chance to catch up on what you’ve missed here at The Nutrition Doctor. I’ve had several readers ask me to write less, actually, to better manage their reading load. Well, I never! To them I’ve explained that I write as much a possible because, um, I’m a writer. In fact, I consider myself a very lucky woman that I rarely run out of things to write. Or say, not surprisingly. Oftentimes my husband wishes I had less to say, but that’s another story.
Further, if you don’t have time to read my posts, perhaps you’re spending too much time reading uninteresting drivel elsewhere? I’m kidding. Sort of.
I’m so not kidding. I mean, we all know that it is critical to filter carefully what we read lest we consume (mis)information all the day long. Some of which may cause indigestion, I might add, due to terrible writing, bad grammar, spellling errors, crap poor content, uninformed opinion, and bogus anti-science. (Not that I have strong opinions on this, or anything.) Then again, it may just be empty calories to fill your head, and that has a time and place, too.
Well, that metaphor went too far, and was certainly too strongly worded, but you get the point. See what happens when I don’t have time to write for days on end? I’m all about the funny, but my dry wit can on occasion tend toward acerbic and approach caustic; it gets bottled up and spews out uncontrollably, people get offended, and next thing you know – Bam! No more readers or followers. (Or friends.) Which is the last thing I want, given it’s actually the purpose of today’s post.
Yes, Viriginia, there is a purpose.
How Do I Connect with Thee? Let Me Count the Ways
I share your struggles in determining what to read, who to follow, and so forth. And that is why I am incredibly grateful to all of you who read my blog. Thank you so much. Yet, there is a multitude of ways to meet online and acquire information these days such that I wanted to take a moment to list the different venues where we can connect. The methods are centered on the same themes - food, nutrition, science, sustainability, and cooking - but the format and content do differ somewhat. Here’s the deal.
1. Food porn on Pinterest. All the cool kids are on Pinterest these days, and I’m a follower, so I wanted to do it, too. Yeah, not really. Quite simply, Pinterest is a great way to connect with visual learners. (That’s my professorial way of saying “people who like food porn.”) I thusly gathered all my food photos and organized them onto pinboards, including salad, seafood, sweets, sauces, soups, and other categories that don’t begin with the letter ess. Pinterest makes it very easy to search some of the main categories that are here on my blog via food images. If you find something that looks tasty, just click on it and – Voilà! – you’ll be linked to the post with the story, recipe, video, and whatnot. Click here for porn! Food photo quality varies more than I’d like, you’ll note; the photographer is a dilettante. (And yes, that’s how you spell ess, as all you Scrabble players out there well know; not often you get to use it when not playing the game, though.)
2. News and more on Facebook; it’s not just about me. After years of never being on FB (I’m actually rather introverted), I took the plunge as a necessary step of the social marketing for this new venture of mine. This is a fan (professional) page, not a personal page, and it’s where I connect with people about current events by posting links to recent articles, reports, other blog pieces, etc. And, yes, I occasionally mention my outings to the farmers’ market or some scrumptious thing I cooked for dinner, but it’s mainly about highlighting interesting stuff on the interweb relevant to why what we eat matters. If you’d like to be a part of the conversation, visit the page to see what it’s about and become a fan. I post between 0 and 3 times a day, in case you were wondering about volume.
3. Blessedly succinct on Twitter. I’m now part of the Twitterverse, as it’s called (I’m told). It’s like FB, as you probably know, only shorter. Some of my tweets are posted as wordier FB status updates, but I have many more daily tweets than FB posts (1 to 7 per day or so, I’d say.) My tweets do not currently automatically feed into my FB page to avoid redundancy and information overload for my FB fans. So, if you want less of me more frequently (or something like that), follow me on Twitter. And check out the awesome video called “Eat It, Don’t Tweet It” by American Hipster if you missed it last month for food porn, twitter style.
By the way, don’t forget that Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22. I even have some earth porn on Pinterest! Yeah, that phrase really doesn’t work, I agree, but the NASA photos are gorgeous and are also part of my space, food, and the final frontier post – an apropos mention given the upcoming holiday.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get back to making my Earth Day decorations.
Dr. P. K. Newby is a nutrition scientist and educator with expertise in the prevention of obesity and chronic diseases through diet and the relations between agriculture, food production, and public health. She brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability through her writing and videos to help people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. If you like what you see here at The Nutrition Doctor is In the Kitchen, please subscribe to my blog from the home page, become a fan on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, check out my food porn on Pinterest, watch my cooking videos on YouTube, and peruse my recipe page for soups, salads, seafood, sweets, and more. Thanks for reading!