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?)
On the other hand, it led me to connect with Ethicurean.com—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, homecookingrevival.com, 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.