Zero to Hero 30-Day Blog Challenge: DAY 1, 2 & 3

To start a new year, I decided to challenge myself in Zero to Hero 30-Day Blog Challenge although I just joined the WordPress community in October 2013. This would be a fun experience, so here it is….!


Day One: introduce yourself! Publish a “who I am and why I’m here” post.

Day Two: What’s your name?

Day Three: What’s on your mind?

Who I Am & What’s My Blog:

Hi everyone, my name is Ann. I create a blog, chopstickspoon – stories of foods and life. I post different recipes that I’ve learned from my grandmother, mother, cook books, online as well as self-taught.

Why I Am Here & What’s On My Mind?:

To be honest, for many years I hadn’t had any thought about blogging before, but one thing for sure is that I love to eat, cook, go to different restaurants, and take tons of food pictures. Whenever I make something, I always bring to my families, friends and even neighbours to get their feedbacks.

I have a habit of watching cooking video clips on YouTube and browsing recipes from other websites everyday. (It is the reason I always end up to go to sleep so late at night). One day, my husband suggested me to do my website or blog to post the foods I make, restaurants/ gourmet shops I visit and photos I take. “Making a website or blog?? Are you kidding me?? It is not an easy job; in fact, I really don’t know how to blog!!” He showed me couple free websites and blogs and I decided to go with WordPress since it has clean and sleek appearance. I started to type something…added pictures…delete what I wrote…then re-wrote…posted…waited…and then got A VERY FIRST LIKE!! I was jumping up and down like a little kid and start blogging since then.

Being in the community is like having more friends, who share same interests, support and cheer up with my posts. Thank you everyone to like and follow my blog. You are awesome new friends I’ve made through WordPress!!

Happy Blogging!!



When I checked notifications, I just realized that British Blokes Cooking nominated Chopstickspoon for the WordPress Family” Award and the “Inner Peace” Award This is my very first time to receive two awards at the same time and I am so thankful to both awesome BBC1 & BBC2 for nominating me for this award! (You should see the way I jumped up and down because of joy and happiness. I admit that getting this award is like receiving one of wonderful presents on the Holidays!)

However, the best part of receiving an award in the blogging community is not the receiving itself but the opportunity to pass it to others. I love everyone’s blog – they are all unique in their own ways and absolutely deserve this award for doing great on posting yummy recipes, cool DIY ideas, personal stories/thoughts and food porn photographs.

For the ‘WordPress Family Award’ & ‘Inner Peace Award’, here are my  nominations ( in alphabetical order), please check them out and hope you like their blogs as much as I do.

Bite by Michelle

British Blokes Cooking

city julep

Delicious Daydreams

Eul Culinar

Fae’s Twist & Tango



Kitchen Bound

Lattes and Leggings

Making it with Danielle

Miss Spicy Hat n’ Sugar Socks

Patrons of the Pit

The Craving Project

The Hungry Artist

Victoria Bakes

We Call Him Yes!Chef!

Wordpress Family award

The rules for I’m a part of the WordPress Family Award are:

  1. Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
  3. Nominate up to 15 bloggers for I’m a part of the WordPress Family Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
  4. Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.
Inner Peace Award