It was five years ago today when I made my first blog post. I had been waiting until my kitchen was remodeled and was excitedly snapping photos of my gumbo as the remodelers came up the walk to do the last few finishing details. It was just over ten years ago when I started sharing recipes online for the first time, originally on a couple of message boards. It may be clichéd to say so, but the day I posted that first recipe, on a now-defunct message board, really does seem like a lifetime ago.
There’s a tendency, for me anyway, to reach certain milestones, look back, and feel a little sad and nostalgic for the past and think of people and places I’ve lost. The weather today as I write this isn’t helping. It’s gorgeous and unseasonably cool and reminding me of past times. But blogging has only brought life to me – I haven’t lost a single thing. I’ve met so many great people and learned so much over the last five years.
I can’t wait for the next five.