Danderma’s Blog: Recipes, Books and Beautiful Destinations
Launched in 2008 by vibrant Kuwaiti blogger Danderma, the blog features a charming constellation of book, food and hospitality reviews coupled with a variety of appetizing recipes. How would you describe the evolution of your blog? The blog started at a time when bloggers in Kuwait were anonymous and would simply write for the sake of sharing stories of their lives. Then came the blog-boom where bloggers where the hottest new trend in K-town and the commercial value of their blogs skyrocketed, and my blog was there at the heart of it. Now, with the era of smartphones and Snapchat, blogs are back to where they started, a place where you still share your thoughts and life with the rest of the world. It’s a bit more relaxed now, no pressure to produce several posts each day like the old days, and posts that do make the cuts and get published are carefully thought about and deserve to be published.
How did you first decide to launch? I used to comment on blogs, A LOT! When my comments began to compete in length with the blog posts I was commenting on, one of the bloggers encouraged me to open up a blog of mine and although I wasn't sure how it would work out for me at first, I now believe this choice was one of the soundest choices I’ve ever made. It changed my life in a very good way, no regrets there. What makes your content unique in your opinion? My content is unique because my content is me, and everyone is born unique and different. It is only as we try to fit in with the majority that we lose our ‘uniqueness’ and become copies of each other. Because I let my passions, what I like and believe in, lead the way to what I want to write my posts and therefore my blog and its personality come out different and unique.
If you were to pick just one word to represent your blog, what would it be? Kaleidoscopic.
What motivates you to keep going with your blogging after all this time? Once I started blogging, the way I think was changed forever. Sometimes when I'm away for too long from my blog I find myself writing blogposts in my mind. I go over the lines, the paragraphs, what pictures I want to attach, and the post keeps repeating again and again until I sit down to write it up and publish it. I think it has become a part of myself, leaving behind digital breadcrumbs of your moments in life, and as long as it makes me happy and content I will keep doing it. Danderma will continue to create vibrant posts with pictures pulsing with life and is currently “itching for new content” to put up on her blog. She is on the lookout for new passions to write about and would not mind investing in new photography gear along the way.