Changing it Up: Less Words. More Images. But Not Always …



I’m thinking of trying something different for this blog: making it more visually driven.

I know some people appreciate the “longer read” which I still occasionally manage. However, judging by the stats, nowadays more people are drawn to imagery than to text. I’m also just as inclined to snap a shot that winds up more promptly on Twitter or Facebook, as opposed to languishing in the ever-expanding giga-gloom of my iPhoto library. And, who knows? Maybe I’ll find time for Pinterest one of these days?

(Even as you read this, cosseted in the executive suite in HB’s corporate HQ high above Lost Lagoon, our entire IT division is working on a dramatic redesign.)

The challenge for me is that it takes a lot more work to come up with a lengthy written piece as opposed to selecting and posting some decent photographs. (Although, sometimes the sheer number of events / products / tastes / brainfarts documented in any given week sometimes often has me wondering where to begin …)

Plus, not to put too fine a point on things, I actually make my living as a writer. Not that images don’t entail a fair degree of time on their own. They do, particularly as I am just a tad obsessive about tweaking my pics!  And they still require some (hopefully) intelligent—make that scintillating—commentary. Anyway, that said, from this point on I will try to post more often, more currently, and more colourfully!

At the same time, I’ll be looking into making things more user friendly, which means going back and re-categorising a bunch of stuff to make it more easily searchable. And who knows what else?  All in good time …

By the way, if you ever want a quick summary of what’s happening— along with a running commentary of brilliant recommendations (with links to this blog where applicable)— check out my RebelMouse aggregator

Now where did I put that Wite-Out?




By | 2018-01-21T15:05:28+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments

About the Author:

Tim has been covering the food and wine revolution for about 20 kilos. Count 15 kg alone thanks to the blossoming cuisine and wine culture of British Columbia, Canada. Tim’s hallmark is seeking out and recommending value wines from BC and around the world that offer quality at every level. He also scopes out noteworthy restaurants that live up to their promises—and often over deliver. Readers depend on the Hired Belly for his “Belly’s Best” and “Belly’s Budget Best” picks to help them find the right wine for the occasion. He writes, tweets and shoots his own images for columns in the Vancouver Courier and North Shore News. He also contributes to WHERE Vancouver magazine, as well as to several other publications. They include Taste magazine, Tidings Magazine, and Montecristo. His columns are frequently picked up by major newspapers across Canada. Tim is a frequent judge for wine competitions, such as Vancouver Magazine International Wine Awards. He is a founding judge of The BC Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Wine. He is frequently invited to judge at The BC Wine Awards, and others. Tim has traveled to taste in many of the world’s leading wine regions, most recently in Burgundy, Argentina and Chile.


  1. Mike Carruthers February 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Worth a try Timmy. Always trying new things keep you ahead of the crowd. You always are ahead of the crowd anyway.

  2. Tim Pawsey February 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Cheers, Michael!
    Thanks—and one of these days our paths will cross, I’m sure.

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