I can't believe I began this blog one year ago today, not knowing exactly what I was doing or if I would succeed. One year later, I'm happy to say that the journey has been amazing and I'd do it all over again. At first, I thought I'd bake a cake or something to celebrate this blog's birthday, but I remembered I'm a terrible baker and didn't feel like experimenting. Instead of a cake, this post will feature an account of what has happened during this year.
My first post was a brief introduction and a mission statement. So far, my views about this blog have changed slightly, but I'm still true to what I intended to do one year ago. My most viewed post is the one about Michelin Stars, closely followed by my beloved Arepas. Also, I've had visitors from all over the world and made friends through the Foodbuzz Featured Publisher Program. I seriously recommend checking out the following food bloggers:
- Liz, of That skinny chick can bake, who might be my complete opposite regarding weight and baking skills, offers some mouth watering recipes for desserts I'll attempt someday.
- Andra, of Love to eat, hate to exercise, who has the best name for a food blog ever and a wonderful story of weight loss and life improvement.
- Kim, of Liv Life, who offers extraordinary food photography and allows us to know her and her inspiring daughter.
- Jennifer, of Peanut butter and peppers, with simple but tasty recipes, she taught me how to make an omelet without turning it into scrambled eggs.
I've read many other food blogs, but these wonderful women have inspired and supported me through this food blogging journey. Many thanks to you, gals!
On a personal note, this year has been an eventful one for me, especially 2012. I got engaged in February and shared my happiness with you. I lost my grandmother in March and received words of comfort through this blog. Most recently, I began Clarion's Write-a-thon in June and received lots of support and encouragement.
I'd also like to thank my family, friends and wonderful fiancé, who have patiently read my posts, cheered me up constantly and waited to start eating while I attempted to take a decent picture of the food I made.
Thank you, my readers, for helping me turn this dream into a reality. This blog has been an important part of my life and I hope it lives for many more years. Hoping to share many good meals together, I end up by wishing my blog
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THE GOOD MEAL!