Three years ago I was recent grad school graduate. I was living in a different apartment, was still fairly new to Boston, and looking for a job.
I was living far from some of my closest friends and family members, and wanted them to see a glimpse into our lives. There were so many little things happening, like going to out to a delicious meal, training for a marathon or spending the weekend camping, that I wanted them to know about without flooding their inboxes.
So, I started a blog. I didn’t know what it would be about, had never heard the term “HTML,” and sure didn’t have a clue that there was such a thing as a “food blog.”
Without really knowing what I was doing, I wrote a post. And then another. And another. (Some of my earliest posts were deleted when I transferred to self-hosting; this is the first post I have available). Within just a few short weeks it became blaringly obvious that I was passionate about cooking, eating and sharing food.
While I’ve always loved cooking and my husband and I have continually been trying to learn more about where our food comes from and the effects in has on our bodies, being able to share this was others added a whole new dimension of excitement.
And then it happened, someone that wasn’t my mom or husband commented. I clicked on their name and it took me to a blog. And then this happened again. And again. There were TONS of people writing about food! And taking beautiful pictures! And telling funny and heartwarming stories! I had quickly entered the world of food blogging without even knowing it.
I’ve since found a job, changed jobs, moved apartments, traveled to Brazil, London, & Paris, taken a photography class, and attended my first blogging conference. While there have been many changes in these past 3 years, to this day, I continue to remain excited week after week to plan, prepare, cook, eat and share new recipes and stories!
So to celebrate making it to 3 years of blogging, we joined another CSA! Last year, we joined our first CSA; it was a WONDERFUL experience that taught me SO much about different foods, how weather affects what we eat and the joys of getting to know your farmers!
While we absolutely loved our CSA last year, we decided to join a different one this year, simply to try something new. One of the benefits of our current CSA, Red Fire Farm, is the option to pick your own produce from their farm!
This past weekend, we headed to the farm where we loaded up on fresh strawberries, peas and herbs! It was SO much fun and I still cannot get over the difference in taste from freshly picked strawberries; they are SO sweet, juicy and delicious!
And one final thought: If it weren’t for your comments, emails and support, Simply Life would no longer be. So THANK YOU for continuing with me in this journey! I’m so excited to see what this next year brings!!!
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~How did you start writing and/or reading food blogs?