1st Anniversary …. and a Giveaway!

OMG! Happy 1st Birthday to my blog Sotong Cooks! How time flies and I very nearly forgot about it until I saw a post on a fellow blogger’s blog anniversary. I just made it in time! It has been exactly one year since I posted my very first entry. I still remember the feeling of excitement and hesitation when I first pressed the submit button – which was a post on Nigella’s Brownies.

Over the past one year, I’ve dicovered many incredible talented bloggers, kept my hands full with new recipes  and also learnt some nifty culinary tips & tricks. Not only that, blogging has also spark an interest in food styling & photography. Stuffs like aperture or ‘bokeh’ would’ve been so alien to me a year ago. Now when I go shopping, I’m more interested in tablewares and kitchenwares and whatever props that I could use for food styling. Gone are the days of shoes, clothes and bags! LOL 

On this day, I wish to thank all my fellow blogger friends as well as readers who has been following and encouraging me. Thank you for all your support, kind words and compliments. I appreciate it very much! Your words of advise, comments and feedbacks whether positive or negative are always welcome as they help me to learn and improve my knowledge. Sharing is caring 🙂

As a token of appreciation I would like to give away a small gift. Here how it goes. The person who drop in the 50th comment in this post will ‘win’ the gift. In your comment, you must include your email and a link to your blog (if u have) and complete this sentence “I like Sotong Cooks because ____________” .  You can leave as many comments as you like. Everyone is welcome to join. The giveaway ends when I receive the 50th comment! 🙂 I will reveal the gift in time to come.  Keep your comments coming! 🙂

UPDATE (14th October 2011): I’ve now decided to use online random number generator to pick the lucky winner. Anyone who is interested to participate in this giveaway, please leave your comments and email by the 23rd October 2011.