Ah well. At least San Diego in late March is lovely, right?
I hoped to have things on Sass & Veracity completely working by now, but that is not the case. I’m having trouble with that yellow bar above which has a few things that are useful to people. (Well I was once I’d given up, threw a hissy fit, then did some hard thinking last night and then got up this morning with my priorities in order and changed everything again). You’d think it was easy to figure out (I do) but I think in the developer’s effort to make things easy, it’s been made far more difficult than it needs to be.
But I persist. (I persisted until this morning when I decided to go for Plan Z which you are looking at).
Actually, after a couple of days of working on the organization, I’m bailing to continue working on the plans for our trip to Paris in a couple of months. And I’d say that was far more entertaining than trying to figure this out. (I figured out that I am not supposed to be spending time on this — I’m supposed to be writing and should have known better that all I was doing was procrastinating).
If you’re reading, I appreciate you more than you know. (Recipe coming very, very soon…)
p.s. We’re having artichokes with roasted red pepper aioli, and a chaser of zucchini stuffed with a tomato, lamb, and pine nut mixture for dinner tonight. I haven’t quite figured it out, but it’s a bit after 5pm so probably should!
Hope you’re well!
I’ve been thinking quite a bit about what I’d like Sass & Veracity to become and true to my sometimes very stubborn nature, continue to experiment with its organization myself instead of hiring someone who actually knows what he or she is doing.
So please bear with me, and I thank you for your patience. But in the meantime, if you’ve got requests about any of what goes here — whether it’s the type of recipes I share, or the way the information is organized — anything goes.
You’re welcome to either comment below or send me an email at sassandveracity [at] gmail [dot] com. I’d appreciate it much!
It’s challenging for me to remember exactly when I wrote my first post here five years ago, but I’m fairly certain it was sometime late this month. If web years are anything like that of dog years, then that is quite a good length of time. I searched the archives but knew before I began that I’d long ago deleted the first few posts because they were only worthy of being the best examples of aimless wandering. I was testing the water, wondering what might come from a seemingly simple decision to write about food.
There’s more to it than that, and I realize it when I sort through the posts and photos, recipes and stories. It’s difficult to separate my life and that of my family from what I’ve written here because it has happened simultaneously, confirming that my life is truly food centric in all its crazy glory — or often, the lack thereof, and thankfully so.
So much has changed in the five years while I’ve shared my “fat-free opinions on a food centric life.” Although I’ve certainly changed as a result of the experience, the web and general status of food blogging is radically different. When I created Sass & Veracity, it was to provide an outlet for myself to write about my efforts to lose weight thinking it would hold me accountable. That didn’t last long because I soon discovered that in order to write a food blog, one actually has to write more than stories. At some point, there must be photos and recipes.
So before I launch my list of what I’ve learned in five years food blogging, let me say cheers to Sass & Veracity — who knows where it will be in the next five years, but I’d enjoy your opinion about a few things I’m considering that I’ve posed toward the end of this very long piece if you’re interested in sharing. I hope you are. And while you’re at it, perhaps you can let others know something you’ve learned in the time you’ve been blogging. Thanks for reading!