Blogger Ronodip is a Bong, born and brought up in Calcutta (prefer calling it Calcutta than Kolkata). Work brings him to Bengaluru. Been living there since August 2016. Blogger Ronodip was in Delhi before this.
1) What is the story behind your blog’s name?
I do not have a blog per se but mainly operate through Zomato and Instagram. Food is my passion and that’s something which makes me genuinely happy. My face lights up when anyone mentions FOOD. Foodporn being a popular hash tag I spiced it up as Poodforn.
2) Why did you decide/inspired to start a food blog?
I have always been a foodie. I love exploring new places for food and trying out different cuisines. My friends used to jokingly refer me as “Zomato” or “Food encyclopaedia”. Most of the times my friends would call and ask for suggestions about where to go, what to eat and specialities of a particular restaurant. Its then that it struck me why not start writing about what I eat because I keep eating out a lot. That’s when I started posting reviews in Zomato. I also opened an Instagram account and dedicated it solely for passion for food. Thanks to Bangalore, the city has indeed helped me explore a hell lot of places and cuisines. This city has indeed brought out my passion in full swing.
3) What’s your blog about? Who reads it? How long have you been blogging?
My Instagram & Zomato handles work as my food blog at the moment. I always keep exploring different eateries in the city and if I love something I make it a point to share about it on Instagram and Zomato. I usually keep my reviews short, crisp & unbiased highlighting about the food, ambiance, VFM (value for money) and service. For Instagram I only upload pictures of food which I have enjoyed eating and would recommend to others. There are times when the food doesn’t taste as good as the plating. I wouldn’t upload something just because it looks fancy. The ultimate satisfaction is when strangers message me saying they tried a particular dish seeing my Instagram post and they loved it. I am not hungry for followers and don’t run after number of likes or comments. I don’t eat for Instagram, I eat for myself. I have a handful of followers and they are organic. Its been a year and a half for my Zomato and Instagram. I plan to start a blog soon.
4) Which part of blogging excites you most: the recipe development, the post writing, or the
I’d say it’s a fifty-fifty between photography and post writing. Presentation is one of the key assets to a good dish. It’s like we eat with our eyes first. Lately, with the advent of molecular gastronomy people are using innovative techniques for plating. Photography fascinates me to a great degree. I want that perfect shot which will make people drool over the dish and wanting to eat it. But having said that, even though I take pictures of everything that I eat, I post only about the ones which are delectable and are worth trying. Also I love writing reviews. If I have a hearty meal at particular restaurant I would write about it.
5) Do you have any special blogging tip for new bloggers?
There has been a sudden surge of food bloggers and reviewers across the country. It’s important to be true to yourself and have a uniqueness without following the herd blindly. Don’t run for followers, identify your style and work towards it.
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