Friday, April 5, 2013

The One Where I Update After a Freaking Long Time

It seems I haven't updated since October, and the only reason I even realized this is because I JUST TODAY noticed that I had a comment that was posted on here on 3/25, and she was like, "You should update."

And then I realized that it had been since October, and that means Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Valentine's Day, Easter, and yesterday all passed by without an update.  I used to be better at this, didn't I?

Maybe not.

The actual reason I haven't been around as much isn't because I haven't been blogging, but the opposite -- I HAVE been blogging, just not here.  I started a blog back in September of last year that I may or may not have mentioned here called Sarah Cooks the Books.  It occurred to me that I have approximately a metric f-ton of cookbooks, and I should probably get to using all of them.  I'm attempting to work my way through all of them, at least one, but maybe two or three recipes from each one.

But you guys?

Keeping up with a blog is freaking hard.  I had no idea.

There are a bunch of blogs that I follow (which, by the way, Google tried to ruin my life by getting rid of Google Reader), and they post every day or almost every day, and it seems like, "Wow, that's cool.  These people all do link-ups and have tons of blog friends and have a trillion followers and blogging is the BEST MOST AWESOME EVER."

And maybe it is.  But I haven't quite figured it out yet.

If I could do it as a full-time job, I would.  A food blog is easier (in theory), because you have to eat, right?  So why not just write about the things you're eating?

Well, because you have to cook and take pictures. . .and then write about it.  And since I have a full-time job, most days I get home, and instead of, "Whoo!  Yeah!  Let's make something delicious and let all of my many five followers see it and bask in my glorious food creations!" it's more like, "D, order a pizza and get me a bottle of wine.  Mama's got a migraine."

(Note:  I do not refer to myself as Mama, ever, except for above.  Maybe I should make this a thing.  I'll test it out and get back to you.)

So, I guess the short version of why I haven't updated is because I've been trying to keep up with cooking the books, and it's harder than I would have ever imagined to think of something interesting to say several times a week.  I can't tell you how many times I've thought to myself, "Self, the thing you're thinking right now would make a great blog post!"

By the time I actually sit down to write something, I've either forgotten what I was going to say, or it's not nearly as interesting as I might have originally thought.

So there you go.  That's where I've been (even though I haven't really told you anything I've done since October aside from the blog).  Maybe it might be time to start keeping up with this beast again.

We'll see.

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