Friday, March 23, 2012
(FIVE) I Almost Missed my Blogiversary
I can't believe that as of yesterday, The Essential Rhubarb Pie is five years old!
I also can't believe I nearly forgot to observe the date.
I'm not sure how long I expected this to last when I started my food blog, but it seems like only yesterday that I started and it's been 5 whole years!
I wish I had a more elaborate way of celebrating. I would have loved to have done a blog event where I could have asked friends to contribute a virtual party recipe, or perhaps have had a giveaway - I do so badly want to do a giveaway. Unfortuantely, as you can see by the dearth of new recipes - and by the fact that the actual blogiversary was yesterday - that I don't have much time for thinking about my blog these days. I do hope that will eventually change, but for now, I do apologize for the lack of content. I also apologize for the lack of a giveaway. Another thing I don't have besides time is food companies wanting me to show off their products!
Just because I haven't been around much lately does not mean this blog is going anywhere. Trust me, I intend to be around another 5 years. Yes, my dear muffins, I do intend to torture you with bad puns, bad photography, and too many geek references for a good long time.
I was thinking about why this blog means so much to me. I have many hobbies, all of which are rather social. I ride my horses and do my dance and theater and singing with other people. I cook in isolation. I can share the finished product with others and love doing so, but I'm always in the kitchen alone. My husband doesn't cook. My local friends don't cook - even most of my non-local friends don't cook. I dont' have people I can share tips and recipes with and talk about food with.
Thanks to the food blog community I have a wonderful circle of new friends whom I can cook with virtually. You are the people I share tips and recipes with. You are the people from whom I draw most of my inspiration. You are the reason I don't truly cook in isolation.
So I raise my virtual glass of champagne to you, my virtual foodie friends! You are the ones that help me keep this blog going. Here is a toast to you and to The Essential Rhubarb Pie!