Last year, I set a goal for myself. To blog at least twice a week. It made sense. I had plenty to say and was always cooking and of course, always eating. Well it started off pretty well but somewhere in 2011, I dropped off to once a week.
There’s a reason for that drop off. Earlier this year, I started freelancing for Tree.com and help run their Food & Dining Channel. It’s exciting and while it’s still in the infant stages and quickly growing, it’s a challenge I look forward to despite working on the weekends. But it has it’s rewards: I get paid to do what I love. While I’m not the only blogger, I actually manage a team of fantastic people just as passionate about food as I am.
I still maintain my day job, my weekends and nights are filled with this project and it’s something I thoroughly enjoy.
This isn’t a note to say that I’m giving up on My Burning Kitchen — it will always my baby.
Some highlights of what I’ve contributed include:
- A Chat with Giada De Laurentiis (if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll see the photo of me with Giada — FYI my head is larger than hers)
- Spring Bruschetta: Strawberries, Gorgonzola and Chives (my favorite appetizer)
- Kentucky Derby Favorite: Run for The Roses Derby Pie (addictive but super easy pie — need I say more??)
I have some fun posts planned so be sure to check out the website on a regular basis.
Thanks for reading!
Hi Darlene, I think having posting goals are great. I remember setting mine at seven per month which is about the same as yours. But anyway thought two per weekend was doable for me and consistency is a good thing. Anyway good luck on your new freelance gig! I always wished I could write more eloquently like some of you (canine cologne and moowiesquared included). I try the hardest just not coming off as a total idiot on every post, blech. haha. But I find blogging about what I eat very fun.
I find blogging about what I eat very fun too! Thanks for the kind words and here’s to setting goals for ourselves!
Awesome! Wish I could do my second job (or both really) from home! Good for you!
Thanks! Working from home takes patience because there are so many distractions but I’m doing better.
No way! We’ve been watching Food Network Star and I just can’t but stare at that big head. But, if you say you have a bigger head than Giada’s? I’m going to have to see proof.
I’m taking a summer break from my blog. The Summer of Margie, here I come.
I think it’s balanced out that she’s really skinny and so her head look proportionally larger than the rest of her. Have a great summer break!!
Oh and here’s proof my head is bigger than Giada’s: http://twitpic.com/516e76
Thanks, you too!
Your head is no way bigger than hers. No way. I am jealous of your smile. I have tiny, baby teeth. 😦
hi darlene – what a cool side gig (and a paid one at that!). saw some of your posts on the site…did you take those photos? they’re gorgeous! that’s cool you were able to interview giada and not guy fieri.
@dennis – eloquent? uh, okay….seriously? from foul mouthed me? ha ha
Thanks! Yes, I did take those photos. I’m aiming to interview Anthony Bourdain next but I’m not keeping my hopes up.
@CC – Haha. But you guys seem to do it effortlessly. I feel like I’m walking through molasses when I write.
Yes, nice photos Darlene!