Comments for Let's Get Fat Together http://fatboo.com Food, Travel, Friends. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:56:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Comment on Sayur Lodeh Recipe (Malay Vegetable Curry) by Thearhee http://fatboo.com/2014/07/sayur-lodeh-recipe-malay-vegetable-curry.html#comment-290333 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:56:21 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18845#comment-290333 Hi there, I made this last night and it was really lovely – thanks for posting!

Nelle – I got candlenuts from KFL supermarket (in coburg, but they have shops all over melbourne).

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Comment on Singapore Airlines A330 Business Class Review by Maureen | Orgasmic Chef http://fatboo.com/2014/11/singapore-airlines-business-class-a330-flight-report.html#comment-290132 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:51:13 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19775#comment-290132 That’s a lot better than in the back of the plane. The pointy bit is even better. I want to be rich enough to travel there all the time. :) I love Singapore Airlines. Top notch service.

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Comment on Sayur Lodeh Recipe (Malay Vegetable Curry) by Rachel http://fatboo.com/2014/07/sayur-lodeh-recipe-malay-vegetable-curry.html#comment-289658 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:15:27 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18845#comment-289658 Can I just say, I have so much difficulty with frying the paste till it “becomes fragrant” because it smells amazing from the start! Which means I can’t tell when it’s actually ready. Anyhow, hello from a fellow Singaporean down under. Stumbled across this post, am off to look around. Thanks for writing!

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Comment on FOMO Thai by Emma @Missemzyy http://fatboo.com/2014/11/fomo-thai-bourke-st-melbourne.html#comment-289532 Thu, 20 Nov 2014 02:04:19 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20216#comment-289532 Dinner with the fat club? Priceless! haha I love spicy food! The green curry looks amazing :)

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Comment on Thai Airways A380 Royal Silk Class Review by Ryan http://fatboo.com/2014/10/thai-airways-royal-silk-class-a380-business.html#comment-289211 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:06:50 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19723#comment-289211 Thanks for the thorough review with photos. I wish I could afford to fly in first class someday. It looks so much better than economy.

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Comment on Home Snippets & Cooking Disasters by Jess http://fatboo.com/2014/11/soba-salmon-pancakes-lotus-root-pork-belly-beetroot-carrot-soup.html#comment-288710 Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:03:25 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20047#comment-288710 Ohh those pancakes!! Gorgeous!

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Comment on Home Snippets & Cooking Disasters by leaf (the indolent cook) http://fatboo.com/2014/11/soba-salmon-pancakes-lotus-root-pork-belly-beetroot-carrot-soup.html#comment-288560 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 18:33:10 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20047#comment-288560 Your home-cooked meals always look so good! I would love a bowl of that pork belly and lotus root, in particular, right now…

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Comment on Home Snippets & Cooking Disasters by Laura http://fatboo.com/2014/11/soba-salmon-pancakes-lotus-root-pork-belly-beetroot-carrot-soup.html#comment-288423 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:14:14 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20047#comment-288423 That salmon and soba looks delicious, I’ll be giving that one a go!

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Comment on Moustiers-Sainte-Marie | Chichilianne | Beaune | Chantilly by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/09/moustiers-sainte-marie-chichilianne-beaune-chantilly.html#comment-287876 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:34:44 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19659#comment-287876 Thanks for the comment, Magsie. I’m glad you find the France holiday posts interesting! I find that almost any country can be fascinating if you start looking for the hidden gems. The holiday was quite a lovely surprise overall and I loved it too!

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Comment on 10 SEO Mistakes I Learnt the Hard Way by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/11/10-seo-mistakes-bloggers-make.html#comment-287875 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:33:15 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18204#comment-287875 Thanks for commenting, Kenny. That’s an interesting idea, sending a FB message seeing if they’re keen on sharing the link to a post for a new place. I’ve never really done that before and might do so next time! I think your blog (like Lauren’s) has a niche that caters for foodies in the Western suburbs and people can identify with it, so won’t be surprised if you keep having more readers!

Urbanspoon rankings don’t seem to relate to whether readers click into your blog post, it’s more which types of restaurants’ page a reader browses in (ie. it’s a skewed ranking). The views systems ranks bloggers according to how many spoonbacks they have with the top / popular restaurants, and the points system ranks us according to how many undiscovered gems we have as spoonbacks.

Ha ha… when I’d attended Eat Drink Blog in 2012, I remember a speech given by one lucky recipe blogger who’d got a book deal, she simply said… “keep your day jobs”. Meaning, don’t be in it for the money! So I think yes page views may be more, but as for making a living out of food blogging, I don’t really think that’s going to happen to the vast majority of us (not that that was my goal anyway!).

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Comment on 10 SEO Mistakes I Learnt the Hard Way by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/11/10-seo-mistakes-bloggers-make.html#comment-287870 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:25:38 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18204#comment-287870 Thanks, Tina. It’s funny how I’d get into this SEO tweaking rage ever so often, and it’d last for a few days to a week (ie. nothing feels like hard basket), and then I’d ignore it all over again. =P But at least some of the lessons learnt the hard way by me can be avoided by others!

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Comment on 10 SEO Mistakes I Learnt the Hard Way by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/11/10-seo-mistakes-bloggers-make.html#comment-287867 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:22:49 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18204#comment-287867 Glad you still took the time to read it, Leaf. I find it a bit of a slippery slope trying to ‘work the system’ to get more search result hits, but a FUN slippery slope. But at the end of the day, what’s more important is to keep writing with your own voice and ignore all these metrics!

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Comment on Darac Grill & Bar by Fakegf http://fatboo.com/2014/11/darac-grill-bar-tokyo-hometown-supermarket-melbourne.html#comment-287207 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:56:00 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19899#comment-287207 EEEEKS!! Strawberry flavour with cuttlefish!

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Comment on Moustiers-Sainte-Marie | Chichilianne | Beaune | Chantilly by Magsie http://fatboo.com/2014/09/moustiers-sainte-marie-chichilianne-beaune-chantilly.html#comment-287059 Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:58:08 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19659#comment-287059 Hello. Loveeeeeeeee all your France trip posts especially the first 2 instalments.In fact I read through them a couple of times. Never had much interest in France. And now France is so gonna be the next destination haha! Thanks for sharing your journey :)

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Comment on 10 SEO Mistakes I Learnt the Hard Way by Kenny Consider http://fatboo.com/2014/11/10-seo-mistakes-bloggers-make.html#comment-286444 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:26:08 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18204#comment-286444 Interesting post!

I used to take all this stuff far more seriously than I do these days. Though I still get a thrill when I have a particularly high-number day, week or month. Or when I time a new post almost exactly with what the food-eating fans of the western suburbs have on their minds. Then a post can go what in my own small world seems like my own version of “viral”! Wheee!

This usually occurs when a place of great interest is newly opened AND the business concerned kindly posts a link to my story on their Facebook page. I have learnt NOT to post such links myself on eatery FB pages as they end up in the “posts to page” section on the left-hand side of FB. So I send a link to them as a FB message.

And I know, thanks to the fantastic resource that is wordpress, that this year’s numbers are going to end way higher than the previous year. And each year I wonder if the same sort of growth can be maintained.

My Urbanspoon ranking has soared, too, though I don’t put much store in that. I think my improved ranking is largely due to the fact that I routinely these days set up listings for places I come across that do not already have them.

I have found that non-review stories about upcoming openings and other westie eats goss are a winner – people love them!

I’ve heard or have been told that something like 80 per cent of the world’s food blogs are recipe-based. And obviously, recipes can have a far wider international audience. I’m sure, also, that the food bloggers make good money – and maybe even great money – are those doing recipes.

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Comment on Whampoa Fish Head Steamboat by julia http://fatboo.com/2014/10/whampoa-fish-head-steamboat-singapore.html#comment-285889 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13:51:15 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19165#comment-285889 must look in London next time if they sell them there

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Comment on 10 SEO Mistakes I Learnt the Hard Way by Tina @foodboozeshoes http://fatboo.com/2014/11/10-seo-mistakes-bloggers-make.html#comment-285855 Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:32:42 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18204#comment-285855 Thanks for the tip of not going back to update old post titles – I had considered that at one stage but it ended up in the too hard basket. A great, well written list of tips for the layperson bloggers amongst us :)

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Comment on Whampoa Fish Head Steamboat by julia binfield http://fatboo.com/2014/10/whampoa-fish-head-steamboat-singapore.html#comment-285579 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:59:09 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=19165#comment-285579 ok, great, thanks Fatboo, I think I’ll wait for the weather to cool
down a bit more. I’ll let you know how I get on. I’ve had the steamboat
for a few years now and had no idea it was such a rarity!

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Comment on 10 SEO Mistakes I Learnt the Hard Way by leaf (the indolent cook) http://fatboo.com/2014/11/10-seo-mistakes-bloggers-make.html#comment-285519 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 18:10:22 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=18204#comment-285519 I love that you still think deeply about blogging after all this time, and make improvements. I haven’t given mine much thought for a long while – I’m happy enough if I can keep it going, it can be so easy to get lazy sometimes! But even if I don’t do much fine-tuning, I’m still finding this post of yours very interesting and informative.

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Comment on Chwee Kueh Recipe (水粿 Water Rice Cakes) by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/09/chwee-kueh-recipe-water-rice-cakes.html#comment-285181 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21:07:05 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=17929#comment-285181 You probably can, but it’ll just change the texture of the cakes to something a bit stickier.

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Comment on Chwee Kueh Recipe (水粿 Water Rice Cakes) by doreenfaith@live.com http://fatboo.com/2014/09/chwee-kueh-recipe-water-rice-cakes.html#comment-285083 Sat, 08 Nov 2014 17:08:28 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=17929#comment-285083 Your recipe calls for only 8g of wheat flour, can i use 1 tblsp (25gm)
Tks for your advice

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Comment on Little Big Sugar Salt by Fatboo http://fatboo.com/2014/10/little-big-sugar-salt-lbss-abbotsford.html#comment-284458 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 21:16:44 +0000 http://fatboo.com/?p=20031#comment-284458 It’s such a surprise find, interesting (regularly changing) menu of healthy dishes indeed!

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