eating bender

by Jenn (eating bender) on August 18, 2008

After a few weeks of experimentation and reflection, I’ve decided it’s time.

Through 174 posts, I have grown to know and love the blogging community. I have made new acquaintances, developed what I think could be lifelong friendships, and look forward to the time each day where I can sit in front of the computer and write about my thoughts, feelings and of course, FOOD.

So as the summer draws to a close (as much as I try to stop it), I’ve realized that with senior year approaching, I want to make sure I’m keeping up my blogging and continuing to be a part of the community. But I had to ask myself how I could possibly keep things interesting, because as I’ve said before, I really am a creature of habit, and it only gets more pronounced when I’m at school.

As a result, I’ve decided to shake things up with the blog and step away from the daily food journal. This change will not only will it make it easier for me to post on a regular basis, but also will prevent you, dear reader, from getting drowned in a sea of monotonous posts that feature the same pictures taken from different angles. Because to be quite honest, I usually eat the same things every day!

To challenge myself, I am making the effort to cook at least one new breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert per week. These will be featured on different days and will showcase my ability to be lazy but still cook something edible πŸ˜‰ There will also be days devoted to grocery trips, food and restaurant reviews, interesting links, My Portion and Bender’s Blenders. Without further ado, I give you the new eating bender!


eating bender: a lifelong healthy living spree

Along with these changes, I will be including a “5 New Things I Learned Today” feature that will focus on new facts and information I have gathered from that particular day, as a way to stay connected and keep the interactive journal aspect of this blog alive.

I really hope that this will be the start of something even more exciting, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the new schedule will take me. THANK YOU to all who have been so supportive and have read my blog on a regular basis. Your comments are always so appreciated and put a smile on my face every day. I will work to continue to bring new and interesting information your way.

FOODIES ROCK :mrgreen:

1 Fitzalan August 18, 2008 at 9:07 am

Way to plan ahead and think this out. I am really excited about the ideas you are kicking around. I think you will only improve upon an already awesome blog!


2 HangryPants August 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

Jenn, This looks great and I’m really excited to read in the future. Have a great day.


3 Julz August 18, 2008 at 9:12 am

This is great, Jen! I totally respect your decision to ixnay the meal posting… I wouldn’t like doing that, although I ADORE reading/seeing them on other’s blogs! I just don’t think I, personally, would enjoy it!

I can’t wait for the new surprises to come! Yayyy :)

4 VeggieGirl August 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

Jenn, since you and I have already discussed this topic, you KNOW that I support your decision 100%+ :-)

5 Rose August 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

Jenn, thanks for sharing this plan with us. You have really thought everything out – I love it! I really like the titles you came up with and the subjects you will be covering. I think it’s a great idea for the blog + your writing. This will give you time to really focus on each post (sometimes I feel like I can’t do that because I jut need to post, you know?) I look forward to the new Eating Bender and totally respect your decision for making the change. I know I’ll definitely keep reading!

6 suzanne August 18, 2008 at 9:19 am

I’m really looking forward to the different topics on different days πŸ˜‰ Especially the lazy sunday menus!!

7 Nicole August 18, 2008 at 9:21 am

I think the new changes will be great! Not that your blog wasn’t great before, though.

Gosh, if I posted every meal I don’t think anyone would read my blog! I am also a creature of habit and I have been eating SO BORING lately! I am making an effort today to cook TWO new meals.

I am excited to see what’s in the future for Eating Bender!

8 Fit Bottomed Girls August 18, 2008 at 9:28 am

I LOVE your proposed new format. You’ve got cute names for them, too. :)

9 wholefoodswholeme August 18, 2008 at 9:30 am

wow, this sounds simply fantastic – i am so excted!!! i really can’t wait to read your future posts :)

10 Erin August 18, 2008 at 9:33 am

I agree with others in that I love the careful consideration you’ve given this. I am really looking forward to seeing these changes! I’ve LOVED your new sections lately and I think it’s just gonna be fab. You’re so creative Jenn!

11 Jude August 18, 2008 at 10:00 am

Very cool list of post ideas. I’ll be looking forward to your series!

12 Mark Salinas August 18, 2008 at 10:09 am

Excellent! I always look forward to your posts! Thanks! :)

13 jenngirl August 18, 2008 at 10:39 am

wow, impressive new plan, it looks like your blog is going to be even more amazing now! i am so bad about posting the same boring meals all the time, so i totally respect and admire your decision to change it up and challenge yourself a bit as far as putting some extra work into the blog! looking forward to it! :)

14 Christie August 18, 2008 at 11:03 am

Great thinking on the plan…. Its a win win situation… enjoy your day!

15 Mandee August 18, 2008 at 11:22 am

I love this new idea!! I am so excited! :]

16 C August 18, 2008 at 11:23 am

Awesome, I am looking forward to your new format.

p.s. I am also adding you to my blogroll.

And double yes! Foodies do rock :)

17 addicted2pb August 18, 2008 at 11:48 am

wow… this is such a neat announcement! much too organized for someone like me to write, but very amazing to read i’m betting :) do we get the mish mosh today or are you starting it up tomorrow with bender’s blenders?

18 MizFit August 18, 2008 at 12:34 pm

thats such a great schedule–Im in for reading and excited….

19 eatingbender August 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm

To all ~ Thank you so much for your feedback and support. I’m looking forward to the new format just as much as you are! Hurray! :)

20 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 18, 2008 at 2:14 pm

This is awesome! I’ve actually been thinking about doing the same thing with my blog, although with different features :) Can’t wait to see all your future posts!

21 glidingcalm August 18, 2008 at 5:48 pm

Wahoo!! You go girl! You are inspiring me to change up Gliding Calm a bit as well! I always get excited to read Eating Bender…so I really don’t think that’s going to change…but I love how much thought and effort you put into your post and the new plan. You really are a FANTASTIC blogger!

22 Sammie August 18, 2008 at 9:08 pm

Good for you!! I am definitely looking forward to reading your blog with a different angle. I enjoyed it before but really excited to see the changes.

23 eatingbender August 19, 2008 at 10:48 pm

Foodie, glidingcalm and Sammie ~ Thanks so much for your support, ladies! I’m glad that you are looking forward to reading – it means a lot :)

24 All Vegged Out August 20, 2008 at 11:35 am

Wow, I’m so excited for the new “eating bender”

It sounds (and looks) amazing!

25 annaalstondonnelly August 21, 2008 at 8:28 am

LOVE love love love love this. Your blog is amazing and you are so down to earth, healthy, and inspiring. I can’t wait. Thanks so much- this is fabulous!

26 eatingbender August 21, 2008 at 10:40 am

All Vegged Out ~ Thanks so much!!

Anna ~
You’re too sweet :) I’m glad you like the new format!

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