Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Burp-Day! Celebrating Five Years

Pin It June 8th, 2007. It's the date we published our very first blog post.

We didn't know what we were doing. We didn't know where we wanted to end up.  We just knew we wanted an online record of the recipes we were making in the kitchen.  Little did we know that, five years later, we'd still be writing down our recipes... and that, ultimately, we'd have built an audience of amazing, supportive, loyal readers.

Over the last five years, we've had ups and downs. Prolific times, and slumps. Inspiring moments, and periods of writer's block.  We've learned a whole lot of lessons.

The five-year marker seems like a good time to share some of the things we've learned -- and then pay it forward a bit.  After all, we wouldn't be here without the support of our fellow bloggers, our readers, and all the local artisans that keep us stocked with great edible products that inspire us to keep on creating.

So, that's just what we're going to do.  For the next four weeks, we've got quite the celebration planned.  We'll be hosting giveaways (both here and on Facebook) from some of our favorite local companies -- Bittercube Bitters, Scrumptious Pantry, Indulgence Chocolatiers, Becky's Blissful Bakery, Howling Wolf Barbeque, Cybros - The Sprouted Bakehouse, Wisconsin Cheese, and Bolzano Artisan Meats.

And you're invited.  Celebrate with us, and help us start off our next year of blogging with a bang.

©BURP! Where Food Happens

27 comments:

  1. Congrats on 5 years! We hit that mark in February too and I know how hard it is to keep something like this going.

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    1. Thanks, Kat -- and congrats to you guys too!

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  2. Congrats on 5 years!! So exciting!

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  3. Congratulations! Thank you for your inspirational writing and all that you do for the Wisconsin food community. I'm happy to be your friend.

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    1. Awww, shucks. I'm blushing. So happy to have made your acquaintance this year as well! Here's to the future!

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  4. Congratulations on your 5 year blog anniversary!

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  5. Happy 5 years! June 8 is my birthday. Great day to celebrate :)

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    1. Happy Birthday! What a great day to be born :)

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  6. Congrats you two! Can't wait to see what the next 5 years will bring.

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    1. Thanks, Alysha - Thanks to our newly formed WI blogger group, I'm pretty confident we'll all be in a better place in 5 years!

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  7. Happy Burp Day! I've got a couple of my favorite recipes from here!

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    1. Maggie - That's the best compliment you could give. Hoping to push out more of those repeatable recipes in the future. Thanks for being here and always giving us such great support!

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  8. Thank you so much, guys. If there were a way to "LIKE" every one of these responses, we would! We are what we are and who we are because of great people like you. Seriously.

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  9. Happy Blogiversary you guys! The food world is a better one with Burp! in it :D

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    1. Aww, Amy. We love you too. And the feeling is mutual. Haven't been reading all of my usual blogs lately, but when I'm back on track, yours will be one of the first I visit!

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  10. Yay! 5 years! I've been coming to Burp Land for at least 4 of those...

    Congrats!

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    1. Yes you have! So grateful for you and all the others. XOXOX

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  11. Or should I say that I've been Burping for the last 4 years? :)

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    1. Abigail - Well, you've probably been burping for longer than that :) But, yes. We'll take it :)

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  12. Congratulations! Love your recipes and look forward to more to come!

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  13. Happy Blogiversary! Looking forward to many more years of Burp!

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  14. Congrats on the big five! Can't wait to taste the next five!

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  15. Five years--awesome! You are an inspiration!

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