AvartsyCooking is Two Years Old!
My goodness! How time flies when you’re having fun! To think that on this day in 2008, I started a cooking/food blog is very surprising for me. I always say that when I started the blog, I really just started it because I loved to cook and figured it would be cool to take and post photos of what I made. It was a very random, spur of the moment type thing, nothing special prompted me to start a food blog.
When I started it, I didn’t even know what my vision for it was, I just started it and in the process, its shown (and is still showing!) me where to take it. I had no expectations when I started the blog and most definitely didn’t expect it to morph into what it’s now become. The blog is now an integral part of my life and almost every waking moment is spent thinking/plotting on how to improve the site, my posts and things of that nature.
I truly, honestly enjoy cooking and taking photos, blogging and of course, interacting with the readers. It’s so immensely touching to me when a reader goes out of their way to leave a comment or send me a email and more especially so when they’re thanking me for a particular or telling me how the recipe was a success when they made it. Those of you that send me emails about how you have the site open on your laptop and take it to the kitchen to cook, I love that! Those that take their laptops to their store and open up the site to know what ingredients to get, ugh, loveee! I love getting those and I always call my mum and sisters to tell them!
That said, I’m a really, super, intensely private person and sometimes I wish I wasn’t so I could share more about me. I mean I don’t even have a personal facebook profile! In that same vein, I’ve been blogging for two years now and never put a photo of me up because I just wasn’t comfortable with having my photo ‘out there,’ but I did include one of me in the collage! Very random for me, I might edit it out later though, so look while you can, lol.
It’s always mind boggling to me when I check my stats and see that there are readers from so many different countries. I’m always like wow, so many people are reading my words, wow… just wow. I really do appreciate everyone that reads, whether or not you leave a comment and I don’t take it for granted. Sometimes I wish I could organize a meet-up for all readers and cook a big feast and just chat, that would be fun, but the feasibility is just not there.
I wish I could say an individual thank you to each of you, but again, how feasible is that?! AvartsyCooking is still in its infancy and as it continues to grow, I hope to carry all readers along with me. Some have asked about me publishing a cookbook and it’s something I’ve thought about and will do, but I don’t want it to be rushed and done shoddily. As detailed as the recipes are on the blog, that’s how I’d like to have them in a book, so I have to figure out the logistics of that along with everything else. Don’t worry though, as soon as I start working on it, I’ll be sure to share :)
In the New Year, I hope to start having giveaways (for all readers worldwide) as it seems that might be the best way to show appreciation to all of you. Thank You so much from the bottom of heart (and my tippy toes!) for being readers, whether old or new, you are very much appreciated and I’m always grateful for your readership.
Side Note: I actually wanted to cook a small feast (assorted & orisirisi) and use those photos instead of a collage, but the lazy-bug got me! My birthday is coming up next month, so I think I’ll do that then!