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!