Today marks the 2,191st day that I have been blogging on Eating Bender.
Six years and 913 posts later, it still amazes me that a pretty lame post about baby kiwi written anonymously from a college student’s apartment could kickstart a journey that has lasted nearly a quarter of my life. A journey that has resulted in amazing opportunities and incredible friendships with people who live in the same city, the next town over or thousands of miles away.
Back then, I was grateful to have an outlet for my newfound passion: food journaling. I blogged as much as four times per day (not sad to say the low quality photos on those posts didn’t make it through these six years) and introduced recipes like Coffee Cocoa, which I still drink daily. I experimented with ridiculous condiment combinations like humbecue, fell in love with an Ebleskiver pan and reveled in coming up with pun-tastic post titles.
The latter hasn’t changed, but the focus of the blog certainly has – gone are the days of multiple postings (I’m lucky to get one up each week) and frequent recipe experiments (thank goodness for Pinterest parties and book club). Slowly but surely, this blog has become less about “eating” and more about “living,” and I’ve loved having the chance to share even more “pieces of my life with you,” which has been and remains my ultimate goal.
So, as I like to do every March 16, I just want to say thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for sharing pieces of your own life with me. Thank you for inspiring me to keep writing. I can never say enough how grateful I am for all that blogging has given me.
I look forward to another year of great memories!