Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Announcing my newest addition!

I did it. I finally jumped on the blogging bandwagon. For several years now, I have readily enjoyed reading the blogs of dear friends and acquaintances, and even some blogs that belong to people I don't even know. I always thougt to myself, "Gee, it would sure be neat if I could have a blog someday." But in consulting my friend, Rebecca, who's been an avid blogger for some time now, she warned me that bloggers must be wary of what information they choose to post, specifically in regards to personal blogs. (Beware about posting information about your workplace, too...if you need extra incentive not to, check out Dooce's story. Her advice? "Be ye not so stupid.") The more I thought about it, the thought of having a personal blog just stressed me out. What if I implied an annoyance toward a family member in a post and they read about it? What if I accidently revealed a smidgen too much info about my hubby? What if, in a moment of reckless abandon, I enhanced a posting with some choice dirty words and then sweet little "Timmy Church-goer" ended up reading it, thus, forever knocking me off the pedastal that he so lovingly held me on??? Well, you get the picture. The potential problems that I created in my head were limitless.

Therefore, after giving it some thought, oh and FINALLY getting internet access at home again, I decided to avoid all the chaos and scathing hate-mail that could potentially be caused by a personal blog. My solution was simple--why not blog about something that I'm truly passionate about? My passion? Food. And in attempting to come up with a clever title that was original, yet not too cutesy, I sought out the good advice of wikipedia, who described a "Foodie" this way:

"...foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news. [1] Gourmets simply want to eat the best food, whereas foodies want to learn everything about food, both the best and the ordinary, and about the science, industry, and personalities surrounding food. [2] For this reason, foodies are sometimes viewed as obsessively interested in all things culinary."

"Obesessively interested in all things culinary?" Yup, that's me. Believe me, it's really a blessing that I do not have regular access to the Food Network, otherwise I'd be living in a 24-7 virtual reality world with Emeril, Contessa and Rachel Ray. (And maybe I'd ocassionally allow Marc Summers in, too.) So it seemed only fitting that a true foodie such as myself should christen my newborn blog by naming it, "Foodie For Thought."

I will be posting recipes, menus, recommendations, tips, as well as a variety of other culinary adventures. My foremost intent is for this blog to simply be my creative outlet. In addition to that, I'm hoping this will also be an easy referral to anybody who asks me for a certain recipe...give 'em my blog address and there ya go, piece of cake! Beyond that, if anyone--friend, family, or stranger--enjoys this blog enough to read it regularly, I'd be thrilled. So without further adieu, Bon Appetit!


Rebecca said...

Yay for the world's newest blogger! And a food blog at that! I am thrilled to get to read your posts... You've always been a good cook and I'm sure I'll be inspired by your recipes. Great idea!

Mickey said...

Hey daughter dear, this is great and a perfect topic for your blog, too! I'm still rooting for you to win a recipe/cooking contest someday (or at least one that provides a really "valuable" prize)!