Monday, 19 September 2011

And I'm still here!

Lately I feel like blogging less than I expected and I've questioning myself a lot about keeping or not this blog. I think everybody goes through this question after a few years doing a blog. I still love writing here but I feel a lack of theme or focus and I really don't know how to feel about it.

I've started this blog to share my new adventures in the kitchen and also in Europe and that's what I'm trying to do. I'm not a chef or a master in recipes, I just enjoy cooking, eating, sharing food and sharing stories. And I really think it is important to keep showing the world that vegan people are everywhere and that we eat delicious things (it's hard to believe that people still think it, but it is true). And because of that I still think it is worth it to keep this space. It's incredible to see that more than a thousand people like the blog page on Facebook but I'm not sure if everybody that really comes to the blog to read the posts. I miss receiving more comments and interacting more with readers but I also know it is my fault cause I'm not blogging that much.

I won't use the excuse (or justification, who knows) of time because it is normal not having time to do everything we want. But it was good to me to focus on my dissertation in the first semester and it sounds right to focus on my pregnancy now. The fact is that I'm not cooking many new stuff or trying different recipes and I've being really lazy on taking pictures even considering that I do have a good camera now. I'm also not traveling that much anymore and routine just sounds boring sometimes to write about it.

Well, let's see how things go. I still have some thoughts and adventures I'd like to share here, so I'll try to keep the blog as much active as I can. And to show you a little bit of effort, I just took this picture (using my good camera and not my phone!) of the chocolate-white-chocolate cookies I baked a few minutes ago! I used the recipe of Veganomicon and the entire house smells good!


Bianca said...

Aw, I'll miss you if you go! But I understand... :-) I didn't know you were preggers, btw. :-)

Anonymous said...

You know that I understand you pretty well about this subject, so I won't say such thing as "just leave it" and blog sometimes, 'cos I know things just can't work this way for some people. But I will say that I love reading your posts and checking the food (homemade and around the world) pics, then yeah... definitely one less awesome blog and I'm sure we all gonna miss it.


Jenny said...

I understand everything you're saying. (And I'm so not a master chef, by any means.)

I do think that only blogging occasionally would be better than shutting it down. I think the vegan community always hates to see someone go! Seriously. I think a lot of people just aren't commenters. Do you ever check your "stats" or maybe you could add that gadget that shows when people stop by (like the one I have on my page)? I bet you'd be surprised at how many more people read your blog than you think.

I also have a family/homeschool blog, and I get very few comments. Then whenever I talk to my family or friends, they say things about it, and I think, "Well, why didn't you just say that in a comment because I had no idea you even read it."

Maybe Vegan Mofo could get you back into the blogging mood?

However, I don't know how you could do anything else while thinking about a dissertation AND a pregnancy. My head would be spinning. I'm excited for you to be expecting your first child; I hope everything is going well.

KristlTofuParty said...

I would miss your blog too. I think it's great to be able to read and follow vegans around the world. Especially now I'm curious how your pregnancy is going to be and afterwards with the baby.
And your one of my favorite blogs because you also connected to hardcore. I'm not anymore but I like to read about it here and that it's still going strong.
But I would understand if you wouldn't find the time and the energy anymore.


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