UPDATE – I heard from my friend at Cottage Grove House (formally Tiny White Cottage) and she’s going to return to blogging this summer. As I mentioned, life just got in her way, but she’ll be back. HURRAH !!! https://cottagegrovehouse.com/
Like any writer, the working life of a food blogger can be a lonely calling. Especially for someone like me, who no longer has a family to feed. Of course, my friends and neighbors are always thrilled to accept a dessert, a casserole or some baked goods which I am unable to consume myself. BUT – it’s always possible to host a party so your friends and family can enjoy the fruits of your labor! And that, as will not surprise you, is my first choice!!
But, as I sometimes say, “Life gets in the way” and, as I just discovered, some of my very favorite food bloggers… people I’d come to think of as friends… no longer have the time, or inclination, to blog.
How I miss them.. How I miss being a part of their lives. And how I miss their observations about life… and news of their lives. We’d come to know each other. Some as they prepared for their own weddings – others as they prepared for their children’s weddings. Each and every blog was/is unique. And, like any good friend, I want to know that they’re happy – that they’re alright. Sure, I miss the recipes, which is, in theory, a recipe blog’s main purpose. But more than that…. so much more than that… I miss the friendship and the sharing.
So – fellow food blogger… don’t ever think no one cares. Never think that you and your blog will not be missed. Because that’s not true. You may feel as if you’re throwing your most recent post out into the Big Void… that no one cares. But you have no idea… even if you only reach a handful of people … what your blog and you sharing your life… both the good and the bad… means to others.
I just love these Matryoshka dolls (Nesting Dolls) from Russia! They’re a bit like your grandmother saying, “Never quit”!!