I’ve been plodding along for the past 3 years and it’s been such an adventure. This blog started out with a generic title What’s for Dinner? on Blogger and has evolved into Kimchi Mom. It’s funny, before I started this blog, I had not read one food blog or any blog for that matter, but I decided to start documenting my mom’s recipes. So I opened an account and started “talking to myself” on Blogger. I took photos with my trusty Canon PowerShot and took awesome dimly-lit close-ups.
Little did I know that I had opened a door to a whole new world and there was no turning back. Eventually I was bombarded with things such as ISO, SEO, captcha, plugins, copyright, pageviews, bounce rates, tweets, f-stop, #hashtag, CSS, RSS, XML, and the list goes on. It was overwhelming, intimidating, never ending and exciting. I’ve gotten to know and embraced some of these terms, but I’ve also let others slide. I just got a fancy new camera last December and and my photos are getting a wee bit better. So yes, I’ve been plodding along and am grateful for my modest following who have stuck by Kimchi Mom. So what have I learned? Most importantly, my blog has taught me to be more open – both on and offline. This has been the biggest challenge as a blogger since I consider myself a very private person. By being more open I have been able to connect with so many of you.
One of the first recipes I wrote about was Giada’s eggplant timbale. I still make this dish every now and then, and more often during the fall and winter. I have fun assembling this dish with all the layers of eggplant slices. I thought it’d be a hoot if I made this again and retake some photos. Let’s see a “then and now”, shall we?
And a big simple “thank you” to you. Thanks for making this so fun! Until next time…cheers!