My first post at The Essential Rhubarb Pie was two years ago today.
It's been a fun two years. I think I started this blog not really sure what a food blog should be, or how I should structure one. I just wanted to talk about food and have a place where I could archive and share my ideas for recipes. This has grown to much more and has become a very special project for me.
I've been through a few changes for the better. I've grown better at actually making my recipes be recipes. I've also finally begun to add photos in the past year. I like finding new and different ways to illustrate this blog.
Best of all, I keep making all kinds of new friends. My blogstalking list is growing all of the time as I discover more wonderful blogs out there. Chances are some of you reading this right now might not be officially on the list because I've been too lazy to add you, but I'm reading so many more new great blogs every day, so it will be there soon. There are blogs that make me think, and blogs that make me laugh, blogs that make me cook, and blogs that aren't about food at all. I love reading them all and getting to know all of you. I've even had the privilege of meeting some of you. I hope to keep expanding my readership as well. I remember how in recent months how thrilled I was to get TWENTY follow up comments on a post. I hope I make enough friends to double that this year. As I said during my Lupa lunch when we discussed our audiences, "Well, some of the cool people read my blog!"
So thanks to all of my readers, regular and casual (my god, this blog has FOLLOWERS - how cool is that?), for keeping me going and encouraging, and best of all putting up with my goofiness, my strange eating habits, and my bad puns. You keep me going. Also thanks to all of you bloggers out there who are always inspiring me.
On to another year!
(BTW, I'm sorry I haven't been posting much lately. I haven't been coming up with much interesting food lately or stories lately. I do hope in a day or two to discuss all of the baking I did this weekend.)