Monday, 9 August 2010

Happy 1st Blogaversary to ME!

I cannot believe that it's already been one year since I set up this blog. Last summer I had thrown around the idea of setting up a blog but really had no idea that I would get as involved as I have over the past year (and didn't realize I'd enjoy it so much). Initially I wasn't sure a blog about cooking and reading (my two favourite hobbies) would fly. I thought that it wasn't specific enough ... but apparently my concern wasn't needed. I've received great feedback and support from so many and I truly appreciate it all.

In the past year I have posted 343 times (yup! Almost one posting per day!) with recipes, rants, book reviews and my occasional blathering. Having the blog has pushed me to try new recipes (and books) to give the blog lots of variety. Some recipes my family have embraced and others .... well, we'll just chalk those recipes up to experimentation, shall we?

I've learned a lot about blogging over the past year and I know that it's just the tip of the iceberg! There are so many things that I'd like to add to the blog ... I just have to learn how. I'd love to allow you to easily print off recipes and I'm currently trying to figure out how to set up an email notification so that when I post something new you'll get an email with a little blurb about what the posting is about.

I'm also planning on adding more kitchen tips and a kitchen dictionary of sorts. For example, explaining the difference between kosher salt, table salt and sea salt. Explaining how to properly cut up a mango etc etc.

So far I have 38 followers which is a nice start ... in the upcoming year I'd like to more than double that amount so if you know anyone who has an interest in reading or cooking please feel free to pass along my blog address.

Thank you all for supporting me and looking in on my wee blog from time to time. I love all of the feedback I've received from you and I'm looking forward to posting more in the upcoming year!


Jen said...

Just to let you know, this is my fave blog! I would post more often but then what would we talk about when we see each other? Your views are accurate and hilarious!! I often feel like you and I have so much in comman, it's a wonder we don't see each other more!! Happy anniversary and congrats on a job well done.

Laurie said...

Thanks Jen!! Even though you don't post often (tsk tsk) I still know you're out there! I'm really glad you're enjoying the blog .... I've got to keep my Fairy Bookmother happy, you know! And you do realize that getting together isn't that outside the realm of possibilities since ... you live 5 minutes away, right? ;)

Anonymous said...

Happy belated anniversary!

Personally, I love the combo of books and food which is why I started following.

P.S. If you want to have an email subcription service, go through Feedburner. It's easy, i.e., even I could do it.

Laurie said...

I'll look into Feedburner. It was doing some wonky things when I went on there before. As long as the email just gives a little preview of the posting and not the whole post I'd love to set it up. Thanks!

Mags said...

I am soooo far behind on my comments, but I wanted to wish you a happy 1st blogaversary. Congratulations and keep the good stuff coming girl!

Laurie said...

Thanks so much for the blogaversary wishes. I aspire to your blog status (and humour!) one day! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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