Why do I blog (about sake and what else)?

Please check Shizuoka Gourmet Blog for all the gastronomy in Shizuoka Prefecture!


Holy Macaroni!
Etsuko just tagged me: Why do you blog?
Well, the truth is quite interesting: a very intimate friend of mine, Patrick at Think Twiceactually encouraged me to start my own blog after the success of his. Knowing that I had been runing various websites since 1999, he suggested that a blog would be the perfect complement. By convicing me (which was easy!), he did not realize he started a stampede!
I began with posting a fantasy book I had written which could not find a publisher.
Next, I said to myself: well this is a blook, not a blog (brought me quite a few friends, though).
As I am an incorrigible hedonistic who is alwasy on the prowl in search of new tastes, the logical step was introducing Shizuoka gastronomy. I felt like leaving on a mission (no, I’m not religious, whatsoever!): I love sake. I love the people making and drinking it. I always had a special fondness for collections and history. No one could hold me any longer!
Of course, after that came the blogs on Shochu and Sushi. I was about to initiate a Beer blog when Patrick stepped in and suggested a Gourmet Blog instead where I could, should and would talk about anything good in Shizuoka Gastronomy. This proved a great piece of advice. Well, that is until he finally suggested me to do the same in Japanese…
But I was paid back a hundredfold with all the new friends and fun!
Now, I suppose only an earthquake of unseen magnitude can stop me! (and that’s not even sure!)
Now, formore fun, I tag Timothy at Urban Sakewith thw question:
Why Sake?

6 Responses to “Why do I blog (about sake and what else)?”

  1. Melinda Says:

    Oh, ha! I had tagged Etsuko, so it looks like you’re it. What started out as a wine blogger’s game has spread into sake cyber space.

    Good on ya, Robert-Gilles! Looking forward to your next challenge!

  2. dragonlife Says:

    You are most welcome!

  3. My Version of The Big Blog Question at Tokyofoodcast Says:

    […] what was started by other people by tagging my sake blog friend from Shizuoka, Robert-Gilles of Shizuoka Sake, whom I met through Melinda. Robert-Gilles, why do you blog? blog en […]

  4. Etsuko Says:

    You are on a mission with a big Shizuoka flag and as one of the native Shizuokan (is that right?), ganbatte kudasai! You know it’ working. Melinda and I made a point to taste Fujinishiki at the event this week.

  5. Etsuko Says:

    Oops, somehow by linking to your post from mine, I created a comment. Don’t know how I can delete it….

  6. dragonlife Says:

    Don’t worry!
    It’s fun to have it!

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