I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I started blogging. Time sure flies! Okay, technically it hasn’t been exactly one year. I will hit the one year mark on March 9th to be exact. When I first started, I didn’t even know where to start. I had no idea what my first post was going to be about. I’ve noticed that most first posts are introductory posts, introducing the blog to the world. I’m not one to follow the norm…and I figured that the intro part would be in the About Me section or whatever.
I had a few posts already written, waiting to be posted. The first few posts you see in my blog are the ones I had ready. For some reason, Butt Space was the winner that I chose to go with for my first post. Butt Space is what started it all.
I guess this post was the one paving way to all the future professional kitchen storiesto come.
The tiny butt space I was dealing with on a daily basis was a major pain in the ass! It was so difficult moving around in that sardine can. I was so relieved that I was not sharing the space with a big fat person. Morgan, my butt space mate at the time was really skinny and petite.
I even started a thread on Cheftalk on the topic of tiny work spaces in the professional kitchen. And the tiny butt space is something many in the industry can relate to. There are a lot of folks out there that have it worse than I did. http://www.cheftalk.com/t/74801/butt-space-in-the-kitchen
Morgan is crazy and not human. Shortly after he left, he got shot in the stomach area. I asked if he was still alive after getting shot. He said it barely hurt and he recovered the next week or something. He’s gotta be a robot! And I also found out later that there was a time when he had gotten locked up in the freezer back when he was working with us. I never knew about this until someone brought it up a few months ago. Being locked up in the freezer is like one of my worst nightmares. I am extremely claustrophobic and to think of being stuck in that bone chilling freeze-to-death little space makes me cringe! Yikes! He was in there for a few minutes. I guess someone did not know he was in there and closed it.
My first year of blogging has been a great learning experience. I still don’t know what I am doing, but I enjoy it. They say the first blog post usually sucks. I know mine did. It was awkward and I didn’t know if the topic I chose would be good for a first post. But I had to start somewhere.
During the first few months of blogging, I was lost, not knowing anybody in the food blogosphere. It seemed like everyone already knew each other. I was beginning to wonder if anybody someone somewhere in the universe even read any one of my posts at all. The very first comment that I received was truly an exciting moment. I was flabbergasted. Somebody was actually reading my blog!
Out of all 70+ of my posts, the one that got the most views has been When baked ganja goods are misleadingly potent. I don’t know why.
Over the months, I began connecting with more bloggers, developing my niche, gaining readership, and even encountering haters lol. Not many people in the food blogosphere can say that they have haters since most of the content is neutral and noncontroversial.
Here’s to another year! Here’s to sharing more stories. Here’s to taking better photos. Here’s to learning more each day about blogging in general. And here’s to you, people that visit my blog. Thanks for letting me share my stories.