Trends! Sometimes the papers say blogging is obsolete, replaced by some other social medium. Twitter, maybe -- those tiny brief recipes. Or maybe something I haven't heard of. Today in the Dining and Wine section, blogging is back. People who photograph their food. This doesn't mean I'm a trend: they are talking about people who photograph every bite they eat. I'm not sure if they write anything much about it; the implication is that it's more of an obsession than a writing exercise. Anyway, it's a trend:
By KATE MURPHY
Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times (center); photographs by Nora Sherman
After working at a newspaper for over twenty years, (not as a journalist) I'm thinking the industry is having quite a problem embracing blogging as anything more than a phase. I do hope they make up their mind. My feeling; blogging is here to stay for quite a while. And, I think that is a good thing:) Now, if I could just figure out how to take a decent picture...
The NYT did have some suggestions for taking good food pics in their "Diner's Journal." Some were good, some were so-so.
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