It’s time for another blogger feature!
Let me tell you something about our next blogger. I first met her in late 2012. It was the first “event” I attended as a blogger and I was really nervous, I mean, I didn’t know anyone personally! I was so glad that the people in the group were so nice and chatty that I got comfortable immediately.
Then the food came. It was good food but she did not like the meat (was it beef or lamb? I forgot). She said, “I’m going to tell the chef“, and she did! My mouth was open as she told the chef (very politely, of course) what she thought was wrong with the food. That’s what you call unbiased review!
[That is also why I can never be a food blogger … I love food and I would probably just eat without any comments. HAH!!]
Our Blogger in Focus for today is …
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Pear Tree Diaries
Pear Tree Diaries is an independent restaurant review, suggestion, recipe share, along with occasional insights into travel and lifestyle blog based in U.A.E, voted as top 10 blogs in Dubai.
How did you start blogging?
June 2012, I decided it was time to share my passion & views about food and the various eateries around U.A.E, by the best and most convenient way possible, blogging.
What do you write about?
Pear Tree Diaries is a blog focused on food, be it the quality served, the various cuisine options in U.A.E, use of unique ingredients, the passion behind the dishes and overall food gems. Of recent, the blog has slowly transitioned to include travel as well and lifestyle posts.
Tips for new Bloggers?
Firstly, stay focused and passionate about potential blog topic(s). Be a frequent reader of several blogs to adapt and educate oneself to the world of blogging whilst finding your own charm and twists to your own posts.
What are the challenges you face with blogging?
I work a full-time job during the day, thus one of my most crucial challenges would be finding the time and clarity to blog in a timely manner.
What do you do outside of blogging?
I work as a Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Consultant which is my career path.
Blogs you recommend my readers should read/follow?
- My Custard Pie – thought-provoking food posts.
- The Hedonista – culinary travel and wine introductions.
- Ishita Unbblogged – culmination of posts containing the soul of Indian cuisine
- Mitzie Mee – experience worldly travels through Mitzie’s adventures.
3 Random Facts about you
- I was born, raised and educated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- As an undergraduate student, I published an environmental focused research on water quality in near to a coral reef site in U.A.E.
- Got my first job and pay at the age of 17.