I’m blogging about blogging today. And the need to adapt to a different style of blogging.
Five years ago I started an online food diary to share with friends and family how eating healthy could be enjoyable and delicious. Never in a million years could I have imagined what KERF would become. If you told me someone would document every meal she ate for over five years, I would tell you she was crazy. Yet here I am — the crazy person!! Don’t ask me how or why I did it. I suppose old habits die hard. But I love that five of the most exciting years of our lives are preserved thanks to this blog.
You guys have followed me from a desk job to Chemistry 101, from California to Africa, from cafeterias to hospitals, from Charlotte to Charlottesville, from books to bread, and from morning sickness to a new member of the family. Plus every meal along the way. I thank the thousands of you who check in daily from the bottom of my heart for your support and friendship.
I find myself at a crossroads now. Mazen not only needs a lot of my attention; he deserves it. I have loved sharing the “day in the life” of a newborn these past four months, but I know as he becomes more mobile, social and interactive, I’m going to want to spend even more time with him as well as my friends and the friends Mazen will make. I also would like to pursue some other interests and projects and need a bit more time in my day to do so.
Thus, I need flexibility. And the time has come to change gears.
Do I want to stop blogging? Never! I want to slow blogging. I don’t have a plan, but I have hundreds of ideas of posts I can write that don’t require me to document my daily life. Posts that were I not writing about daily meals and going through so many life changes these past five years, I might have written a long time ago. I’ll keep striving to answer the question: How does one live a healthy life?
Where do I see KERF headed? A less frequent posting schedule, some day-in-the-life posts and topical posts on things like:
Selected meal recaps + roundups
Weekly “day in the life” posts
A series on Real Foods (nutrition + cooking based)
Top 10 favorite nut butters, brands, etc. posts
Adventure recaps (with Mazen photos!)
Products I love
So to close, I may not see you tomorrow, or the next day. But I’ll be around as often as I can with adventures and meals to share. Thank you all again – you are the best!