When I started this blog over two years ago it was to give me something to do in my retirement and to give our children the recipes for what and how I cook. As our daughter put it my legacy project so that even our grandchildren would have my recipes. Our family likes what I cook so it seemed like the perfect thing for me to do. I thought given it was on WordPress there might be a very few other people that would see it and laugh at it. There is nothing fancy about what I cook, it’s just good food and for the life of me I couldn’t see anyone other than our family ever wanting to look at the recipes I cook.
This journey with my blog has surprised me. Surprised really doesn’t express it, it has totally amazed and astounded me. People found my blog, people started following my blog, I couldn’t believe it. When people started leaving me messages it shocked me. I couldn’t believe people actually liked what I cooked. It took me awhile to figure out how to put pictures on the posts, and I admit that I don’t take very good pictures. I actually thought the pictures would drive people away given it was just a picture of my supper. I was wrong more and more people started visiting, following and leaving comments. That totally amazed me, and then people actually started making my recipes. I could not believe the number of people I started to see visiting, and it has become thousands. My goofy blog made for our children turned into something else, shocking for a goof like me.
I started to notice that some recipes were getting lots of views and I couldn’t figure out why. The recipes were simple recipes that my wife thought I was crazy to put on my blog. The one that astounded me was my post Sweet And Sour Pork Buttons. When it started getting hundreds of views a week I couldn’t believe it. For the life of me I couldn’t figure out how all those people were even finding my blog. So after we got settled into our new house I decided to see if I could find out how. I did the simple thing, I googled pork buttons. I just about dropped my tablet, there was my recipe, the third hit on google. After I picked my jaw off the floor I sent our kids and my wife a text telling them to google pork buttons. It surprised them as much as it had me.
I appreciate everyone who visits my blog and looks at my recipes. The people who follow my blog and leave comments I can’t express how much I appreciate you. You have turned my blog into something that is very special to me. Retirement can be boring for some, mine is not. Everyday I look forward to seeing who has visited and reading the comments. I have started thinking about things I haven’t made for years that were really good, making them and posting them. My blog has become a big part of my life and a large part of the joy I find in life. Yes it’s is still a blog for my family, but now includes my blog family. I truly appreciate the fun and joy you all have given me. So I will continue posting my simple little recipes with my crappy pictures.
Thank You All