Wednesday Blogger Show Case // Fun, Fearless Bloggers Feature

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Today's blog feature is Jerneja Ribnikar, more commonly know as Neja, from You CAN have your cake and eat it too. She is from Slovenia and her blog is about food and every day life. Neja writes her blog in two languages; impressive right? I find it hard to write on one language most days. She currently lives in Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia, and is currently getting her Masters Degree in Dietetics.

1 .Why did you start writing a blog? What inspired you to become a food  blogger?
I started blogging many, many years ago. But back then, I blogged about my thoughts, feelings, love. ..mostly about heart breaking one..oh yeah, it was quite dramatic and tragic. ha! And then I stopped writing...I had big block and I just couldn't write anymore. But I always wrote. That was in me from the moment I learned how to read. I started reading books like a maniac! Holy cow! Back then my writing showed in writing poems for birthdays or for my mum for mother's day. The passion was born.
I became food blogger because I saw amazing pictures of food on the internet. That food photography inspired me. I love food, I took pictures of food all the time with my phone anyway, I wanted to learn how to cook and when I saw those pictures, I thought to myself: "I can do this. I wanna do this" I'm gonna do this! And I am learning now, how to cook, take photographs, to write. It's actually really annoying, I am never truly pleased with the end result. I mean, I am for a few days, but then I'm not anymore=).
2. What is your favorite thing about blogging?
My favorite thing is, that I can express myself. I can share some part of inner me with the world. I love the fact that I can create in my home. I can create this perfect fairytale, meal, story....and I like how some of my passions can come through that. They collide together. I love doing that alone. I can't have people around me when I write, take distracts me too much if someone is around me. I like to get lost in my imagination. And another thing I absolutely adore is the feedback of people that read my blog. I started emailing with some interesting people around the world because of blogging. It's a great way to connect with people.

 3. What are your hobbies? What do you do in for free time (other than blogging)?
My second favorite hobby beside blogging is running.  I started running because I am not really  a sporty person. I am the most  clumsy person ever. But then I started thinking about which sport could be okay for me to do...and running was the winner! I said to myself: "You don't need special skills for running, you just have to keep doing it and work on your physical condition!" So now I run every year from February to October. I like running alone, but I love it more if someone runs next to's more fun! Plus I love reading books and you know, all that usual stuff..hanging with people in a carefree way in some random place...learning about and from people...  buying beautiful vintage-look-a-like white stuff for apartment, drinking tea like some British lady, smelling all those flowers that my eyes catch, eating cookies, dreaming about picnics in France and listening weird music.

How amazing do those look? I m hungry just think about this cupcake!

I asked Neja if she could do anything, become anyone, what would you do? She answered “A business owner! Not a big business, but a small one.  I would love to have my own little store, with gorgeous design in it-interior design always catches my eye. I would sell organic cosmetics, soaps, candles or decor for the home. Warm, positive ambient is very important to me. This would be the most fabulous store!” . I totally agree; this would be one awesome store. I would have to make another trip to Ljubljana just to visit this store.

I don't cook .. not very well at least. I think food blogs help along the way ; I can pick up tips and tricks; Get some amazing recipes (which I fail at making in about half the situations ), but most of all I see how creative people are.

Hope you guys enjoyed todays Feature.
Make sure you stop by her blog and say Hi .
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  1. Thank you...this was so much fun. I really appreciate it!