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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Changes and Decisions

Hi everyone! You may have noticed a few changes here at Rachel ♥s Food. I have updated my About Me section, my layout, and have designed a new header bar using one of my own food photos.

I started this blog almost a year ago with the intention of creating a daily food diary along the same lines as Kath of Kath Eats Real Food and Tina at Carrots ‘N’ Cake (two of my favorite blogs, by the way). However, I was beginning my second year of graduate school and starting a new full time job and found myself strained for time. Then, in October, I got engaged and started planning my wedding in addition to everything else, and the blog (and cooking, too) definitely took a back seat to everything else in my life.

Now that I am married and completely finished with my Masters degree, I’ve had the time to get back into the kitchen and spend quality time cooking what I want, creating hearty and healthful meals for myself and my husband. I’ve also been able to sit back and think about the blog and what direction I want to go with it. So, rather than post my daily meals and snacks everyday, I am going to scale it back to 4-5 posts per week and focus on the following:

  • my original recipes
  • recipe reviews

I think that will be enough to keep me busy and engaged with the blog, posting with regularity and building up my reader base again. I will still share a few personal stories as well – I still owe you recaps from my bridal showers and wedding!

I also joined Craving Ellie in My Belly, a cooking club/blog that makes one Ellie Krieger recipe per week. I have been following it for awhile, and after speaking with Liz from The Not So Skinny Kitchen (another great blog) I decided to give it a try!

So, thank you to those of you who still follow Rachel ♥s Food after all of this time. I appreciate your support and look forward to bringing you more!


Erin said...

I'm a recent reader and can't wait to see the new direction your blog goes!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you decided to join CEiMB! I think you're really going to like the recipes and the group.

And thanks for the shout out :)

Rachel said...

Thanks for reading! I've been a fan of IWITW for a couple months.

You're welcome, I love your blog and I'm looking forward to CEiMB!

sara said...

Welcome to CEIMB, so excited that you have joined. I love the name of your blog :)

Amy I. said...

Hi Rachel, welcome to CEiMB! Sounds like we have some things in common, I'm also a newlywed food lover. Looking forward to cooking along with you!

Rachel said...

Sara and Amy I.,

Thanks, I'm really looking forward to it too!

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