A few significant things happened this year on the blogosphere. I thought now that 2011 is inching closer and closer, its appropriate to recall some of these blog “current events”:
“The Article”: Who can forget the infamous Marie Claire article about the healthy living summit (and I desperatly want to write “healthy” because that terms is controversial). When all of it went down, I made the decision not to mention it on my own blog. I just didn’t think it needed the extra attention. But this girl and this one covered it nicely. But your probably dying to know whatI thought about it, right? well, in short, it was annoying. On both ends. Blogs that tout themselves “healthy” can be annoying and the article written in a rather biased view is annoying. I’m not defending or opposing anyone in this debate. But boy did it stir up a lot of hoopla in the blogosphere.
Operation Beautiful: Ok, before I say this, I have no disrespect to any blogger that endorses Operation Beautiful. But here is what I think: I don’t see why this is effective. I don’t doubt the sincerity of what is trying to be accomplished here, but some random stranger who probably has never seen me leaving a note telling me I am beautiful is never going to do anything for me. Yes, I understand that beauty is subjective, and yes, the majority of people will be beautiful to at least one or two people. But at the same time, I reject the idea that beauty is an ideal that people should consider the be-all and end-all to their self worth. In the same way that if I were an obese person, I don’t want notes on bathroom mirrors telling me “You are skinny!” Sure, it may make a few people who are feeling slightly down about their weight feel better, but it just masks the problem. Beauty, when most people talk about it, has little to do what is inside. Anyhow, I suppose my note would read this: “You may be beautiful, you may not be. Just be who you are and own it.” -Eden”
Bloggers got knocked up: It was a very “fruitful” year in the blogosphere. This chick and this one. But this girl made me feel a little better that I don’t want a bun in my oven, and that furry babies
Bloggers got hitched: A few of my favorite bloggers got married and made me insanely jealous of their exotic honeymoons and I had to get used to calling them something different (I was very used to Janetha b, now she’s Janetha g!).
Some bloggers hung up their….keyboards?: By, hung up their keyboards, I mean they stopped blogging. Its sad but eventually, we’ll all do it. Goodbye those of you who stopped this year, some of you will be dearly missed.
I debuted on TV: No, I wasn’t on the today show about a book deal or anything like that (although I would have liked that to be the case!). Nope, I was on Millionaire Matchmaker on Bravo. You can read about my experience here and see shots from my episode here.
Any major events for you this year you want to share?
I realized I havent done a recipe in a while, so here’s a good one that tastes better than the crummy photography.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 package of frozen berries (about 3 cups)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup oat bran (or oatmeal
- 1/2tsp teaspoon salt
Lay out your frozen fruit in a shallow pan. Combine the oat bran (0r oatmeal), almond flour, sugar, butter, cinnamon and cut the butter into the nut flour with a pastry cutter and finish by rubbing in the butter with your fingertips until it resembles bread crumbs, then stir in the sugar and other ingredients. Crumble the mixture of the fruit and bake at 350 degrees for 3o min. Done!