Tuesday, January 12, 2010
As longtime readers know, I started this blog on a whim. I'd been online forever (can you say 1989?) and had heard of blogs, but hadn't really paid much attention to them. Then my brother went on a trip to Spain about four years ago and posted his travel notes on a blog he called Eat. Drink. Think.
As with all his writing, it was funny, engaging and very creative. It had his voice, his attitude. I was hooked. And decided to start one of my own, the excuse being that it was a marketing vehicle for my work, with the "temporary" (and, I thought, innocuous) name of GoodStuffNW. You know…something I could change later if I got serious.
Fast forward 3 1/2 years. GSNW is now a bona fide success, with more than 62,000 visitors last year and somewhere around 550 subscribers to the RSS feed. And it's become the springboard to a new career as a writer for me.
Why am I going over all this old news, you ask? Because in this morning's e-mail I got word that GSNW has reached a new milestone. Tomorrow, Jan. 14, 2010, it will be the Food Blog of the Day on Seattle-based Foodista.com, an up-and-coming gathering place for foodies of all persuasions.
Jerry Garcia had it right. A long, strange trip indeed!
Posted by Kathleen Bauer at 7:17 AM