TECHmunch Tampa and Biting My Nails

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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Have you noticed that I’ve been MIA around here lately?  Frankly, I didn’t realize just how long it had been since my last post.  There’s a good reason, though.  A couple of months ago Jeff Houck, food editor at the Tampa Tribune and organizer of TECHmunch, Tampa, invited me to be a speaker at the conference.   Needless to say, I was honored and flattered to be asked.  I was also a little terrified!  You see, Jeff asked me to speak about photography.  Yes – photography.  While I’ve spent a good part of my life writing in various careers, I’ve only begun developing my photography skills in the few years that I’ve been blogging.   I worried that I wouldn’t have anything of value to share.  I pictured myself at the podium being pelted with rotten tomatoes by disgruntled attendees.  Then, I kicked myself in the butt and told myself to get over it – because I realized that sharing our knowledge and experience, at whatever level, is how we learn and grow.   And, that food bloggers are among the most supportive and nurturing people around.  So, I put on my big girl panties and spent the past few weeks preparing the best damn photography presentation I could.  read more >>

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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