Today is the 1 year anniversary of my very first blog post!
Which, naturally, was about brunch with my girlfriends.
It featured a low resolution picture of a, frankly, incredible stuffed french toast. Short and sweet, I actually wrote it 2 weeks before I posted it.
When I first started blogging, I made a pact with myself. I was going to write 10 blog posts with some level of consistency, but not post any of them. If I was able to keep up the writing schedule and feel like I had enough to say, I would push them all up live and start into blogging full force!
1 year, 140 blog posts, and many brunches later and I'm still as in love with it as the day I started.
Blogging is definitely a lot different than I thought it would be. It's a full time job, and since I already have a full time job, I often find myself behind on keeping up with my fellow bloggers, or staying more than a week ahead of my blog schedule.
It's also funny how I deal with my blog socially. As a lifestyle (with emphasis on food) blogger, my camera comes with me EVERYWHERE, but even a year later I still have social anxiety about snapping photos of my food in restaurants, or stopping people to take my picture, or packing my tripod for an outfit-shoot in the park. I have friends who know I blog who don't really ask about it, friends who have no idea I blog, and friends who are daily readers.
I also have a whole bunch of friends I've never met, and just know through blogging.
Someone asked me once "if you won the lottery, what would your dream job be". I had previously given ridiculous answers to this, and "blogging" isn't the answer either. I would become an advocate for delicious, healthy and quick meals. I'd write a cook book, or two, or three. I haven't won the lottery, but blogging gives me an outlet to try new things, create new recipes, and push my boundaries in other areas of life.
In fact, today is normally Meatless Monday. That post (For homemade Arancini and Arribata sauce) will go up later... Here's an early snap for you though!
For now I just want to say thank you to everyone who reads this blog, regularly or sporadically. You're really good looking, and if it wasn't for Kris I would totally buy you a drink and ask for your number. I will definitely give you a hug the next (or first) time you see me though, because you are wonderful.