Archive for February 13th, 2008
I pride myself a bit on my cooking. Not that I am a great chef. I am more the kind of guy who can slap together a respectable meal in less than an hour with whatever ingredients come to hand with no forethought. I make up recipes on the fly. I have a pretty good instinct for what spices will work in what dish, and I can usually combine dishes to make a harmonious meal. Not that my family often gives me 5 stars, except my son, the eating machine, who doesn’t chew his food long enough to taste it.
When choosing articles to write, I often use the same instinct. I have a pretty good knack for knowing what goes together, where the links should go, and what facts are best incorporated. This is why I now have a trio of sites on the most consumed food group, starch. It started several years ago when I read and wrote a review of The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World, by Larry Zuckerman. The fascinating book made me believe that potatoes could be the subject of a great website! I then went about creating one of the first websites to adorn InDepthInfo. It is simply called Potato!
I am not certain of the statistics, but starches, in the forms noted above must be the world’s most consumed foods. Because of this, they tend to be searched for fairly frequently. But then, too, there is a lot of competition out there for eyeballs on these topics. The nice thing about InDepthInfo is I rarely worry too much about competition when I decide to go to work on a website. It is my belief that if I choose to write articles on subjects about which I am interested, I am more likely to write something interesting, something that will do well in spite of any competition. Because of this, there tends to be synergy between articles and sites. On InDepthInfo the articles tend to get at least a bit of traffic whatever I decide to write about.