I hope people still have a pulse…I suppose the Health Living Summit has people away from their computers. Me? I had yoga school today, so that’s my excuse for not begin so active in the blogosphere.
So speaking of which I’ve noticed a big wave of fatigue in amidst blogs. Granted, I too have not been reading many blogs lately. I feel bad too because I honestly love some of the wise words I read. And there are SO many blogs and I dont have internet on my phone, so unless I’m at a computer, I’m disconnected from the blogosphere.
Which got me thinking, maybe thats not so bad?
But what I have noticed are bloggers apologizing for not updating as often or for “taking a break”. Unless blogging is their job, I dont see why they should feel to take this “break”. If blogging is their hobby, it shouldn’t feel forced. I mean I love yoga, but to be honest, I was not feeling it today and almost played hooky, almost, because it IS school for me. But should you apologize for not wanting to knit or paint or garden? no, so why should you feel you NEED to blog and read other blogs and comment. As you may remember from our fabulous guest last week, the “link love” comments get a little annoying, I sometimes wish wordpress would have a filter for them.
I also noticed how blogs evolve. I read to my very first posts and they are purely recipes, with a little blurb inserted in for good measure.
Nowadays, I’m little miss opinionated. I of course try to include new food ideas in every post mostly because it helps me break out of food ruts and I do love sharing cool kitchen adventures. However, I feel its my content that keeps me wanting to blog, and honestly, what I think has people coming back to read. I was never good at keeping a diary or a journal, even a food journal was mostly my filling in boxes two minutes before my appointment. But this blog evolved into a scrapbook of my brain and my kitchen. I’m quiet happy with it. I suppose I’m experiencing self blog love? I wish I could feel like this towards myself. But damn straight, my blog is nifty. I find myself reading through old posts, even though this blog is fairly young, and laughing my ass off. I am laughing at my own writing, maybe I am a little humorous? I love reading my some of the older posts on other blogs as well. Thats the cool thing about blogs, you can see the blog evolution from the very beginning, the genesis.
So, you bloggers out there, I rarely ask questions, but I will today, how has your content changed? Do you notice a big difference? and non bloggers, HAVE you noticed changes in my blog? I’ll take criticism, just dont leave it anonymous, cause thats just being a pussy.
And now for the food bit:
To make the jam, dissolve i packet of gelatin or 1 tbs of agar agar in about 1/4 cup cold water (you can add about 3/4 c frozen fruit to make it cold, I added strawberries and raspberries but cherries and apricots would be awesome).
-Then, and 2 cups of hot water and stir the mixture vigorously. If you like it sweeter, add your desired sweetener here (I used liquid stevia).
-Allow it to firm up in fridge, may take about three hours.