Featured Blog #14. When it comes to restaurant and food review, nothing beats Purple Doll. The blog posts are all well written by Sumi Go, a 21 year old writer and photographer.
Blog description: The Purple Doll is a personal-turned-food blog detailing the doll's food adventures as she explores Metro Manila’s restaurants, buffets, cafés and even food stalls. It houses not just informative and entertaining food reviews, but also a treat for the hungry eyes.
Initially though, The Purple Doll was an online creative outlet for Sumi's photography, writing itch and random ramblings. But amidst her scattered thoughts, the foodie in her prevailed, making The Purple Doll what it is today.
About the blogger:
Sumi is a jack of all trades, or so she believes. She loves to write, a passion which she discovered when she joined the school publication back in elementary. She also has a strong interest in photography, as well as in web and graphic design.
Prior to her blogging days, Sumi enjoyed cosplaying, as well as singing Japanese and Korean songs on Youtube.
What is the inspiration behind her blog and how long has it been around?
The Purple Doll has been in the cyberspace for barely 10 months. From the blog name, you can already infer that Sumi wanted it to become her online diary and creative outlet.
How did you she into blogging?
While waiting for her graduation back in October 2011, Sumi started The Purple Doll blog to pass the time. Little did she know that she'll grow attached to the wonders of blogging and will continue to do it even while working.
What is her favorite blog post and why?
Sumi makes an effort to always put her best in every post that she publishes. And with a continuously growing number of restaurant reviews, it's hard to choose one which she deems to stand out.
However if she really has to choose, it'd be Intramuros: Reliving Stories of the Walled City, Sumi's travel write-up entry for the Intramuros Bloggers Challenge 2012 and a post which won her the photography challenge from the same competition.
Advice/tip she can give to new bloggers to succeed in blogging.
I may be a newbie to the blogsphere, but I'd like to remind my fellow bloggers to keep the flame alive. If you have the passion, nurture it and you'd not only be successful but will also continuously be happy with blogging. Of course, make sure to stay personable and never ever step on someone's toes.