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A return to the Foodperson venue

October 26th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Farmers markets, General

child-decorated pumpkin at market

I’m back, at least a little bit. I finished the manuscript I was working on and took a wee breather. I also presented the two classes I’d signed up for at the Community Mercantile, and signed on as a new member of the Lawrence Farmers Market board of directors. (This post’s photos are from the market this past Saturday.)

You could say I’ve been busy. And now, suddenly, I am not.

I’ve been freelancing 20 years, and these lulls occur. Inevitably, as now, these lulls provoke some deliberation about what I should be doing with my career. The last big lull prompted the beginning of this blog, back in March 2007. I enjoy it immensely, but it hasn’t exactly provoked a surge in income for a number of reasons, including the plethora of food blogs out there and my apparently inherent dislike of self-promotion. (Makes you wonder how I’ve survived as a freelancer all these years, doesn’t it?)

root vegetables at fall market

On the other hand, it led me to connect with—a great site for anyone interested in sustainable, organic, local and ethical (SOLE) food—and to get the contract for the book that is in production.

In any event, current deliberations include whether to continue this blog and another I started,, which has suffered technical difficulties sufficient that I pretty much abandoned it, except to keep it on line; I haven’t updated in months.

What I think I’ll do for the time being is to aim for posting twice a week at this venue and see how it goes. If you have anything you would particularly like to see, let me know. Otherwise, I guess I’ll continue my mix of recipes, rants and news.

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4 Comments so far ↓

  • Jennifer

    Janet, glad to see you back again, even briefly. I really enjoy the local/state stuff you have on here; that’s actually the reason I first started reading. Maybe to put less pressure on you to produce content, and to possibly up readership (if that’s a goal), you could try making this a group blog.

  • Janet Majure

    Hi, Jennifer (and thanks to those who emailed me). The local/state stuff definitely will continue to be a focus. The group blog idea is interesting. In the past I have approached a couple of people about possible guest posts, but no one ever followed through, so I’m not sure whether that’s a realistic idea for me. I’ll keep it in mind, though!

  • Susan G.

    Yeah…the blogging is back! I was about ready to give up, but am glad that you didn’t. I’m a pretty faithless locavore, but I try and your blog keeps the interest in front of me.

  • Janet Majure

    What a nice compliment. Thanks, Susan.