I have noticed a rather strange phenomenon. I could go to a fancy restaurant and be blown away by a beautiful dish that the chef prepared and decided to take a photo and post it. The oddity is that I can look at the post the next morning and see a few “Likes” but no comments.
On the other hand, I can put a meal together and take a few snapshots and get a thousand “Likes” and a few hundred comments. What does that mean? Does it mean that I prepared something that exceeds the professional chef? Of course not. Not even close.
My theory is that home cooks stick together and appreciate the efforts of another. We expect the chef to create something marvelous. When you and I, do it…It’s a Big Deal. Perhaps we feel that if he/she can do that, so can I.
We buy cookbooks and gaze at the inspiring photographybut on the other hand, most of us realize that a team of professionals made the meal, then the food was tastefully arranged by a food stylist, and then a professional photographer took the photos with the help of extravagant lighting, lenses, and filters. Most of us don’t have that opportunity. When the Chefs post something, the response is tremendous. I think that no matter who you are, you don’t stir Foody Passion unless YOU made the meal.
The downside of that is that I was hoping that some of you might see pictures on my site, Instagram, or twitter and decide to share the links with friends. I’ll keep my fingers crossed and hope that I’m wrong. Have you noticed this? Any theories out there? Have you had a similar experience? Feel free to comment.