Because while you're taking the time to share all the wonderful things you've got cooking (along with adorable anecdotes about your children, crafty ideas for holiday decorating, and plans for the new year), I'm experiencing a moment of not really feeling as if I have anything quality to convey.
Some of it has to do with other obligations, including my new freelancing gig at OnMilwaukee, which I really enjoy. But, some of it has to do with not wanting to pump out content just for the sake of pumping out content. When you come over to Burp! I really want to give you something of value -- something unique and interesting. Original recipes. Original content. All the things you've come to expect from us over the past five years. And right now, that's gotten to be a little bit tough.
I’ve also been struggling a lot lately with identifying my own voice as a writer. The fact is, now that I've taken some definitive steps to make something more of my writing and cooking (more, that is, than the purely self-indulgent activity that is food blogging), I find myself increasingly constrained. Blogging isn't so fun when there's all that pressure. And I'm certainly not nearly as amusing. And yeah, I really need to get over that. Because I really love what I do here on Burp! And I want to keep sharing it with you guys. For a very long time.
So, with all that off my chest, let's shift gears and talk a little bit about all the food I wish I was making -- and the food I plan to blog about in the new year. Like the homemade sausages we're going to make with the back-fat in our freezer. And the homemade doughnuts we've been meaning to tackle. And that recipe for Thai style waffle sundaes that we've been keeping from you for a very long time. And I'll bet there is plenty of new territory just waiting to be explored in our kitchen. We just need a little time (and patience) to get there.
Of course, while we're fallow, maybe you'd like to take a look at my "Eat Me" board on Pinterest...? It's kind of become my wishlist of sorts... All the food I'm NOT currently making -- but hope to tackle in some form, some day. Pretty delicious stuff, and the pictures are pretty good too.
|"Eat Me" Board on Pinterest|
And, in the meantime, I'll be working on getting re-energized and inspired to come back here and give you what you really came for.
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