OK, I can see how it's been that long :)
Even though I haven't been posting I've been giving a lot of thought to this blog. Should I try to keep writing? Should I stop all together? Would anyone notice or care if I just stopped?
So first, why the blog? When I first started this blog it was to promote a cookbook I was putting together of the recipes I submitted to the Pillsbury Bake-Off contests. I never really made much progress on the book, and over the years came to the slow conclusion that it's very hard to be successful in the cookbook market, only one reason being the availability of free recipes on blogs. I finally admitted that the cookbook just wasn't going to happen.
If there wasn't going to be a cookbook I had to redefine the purpose of the blog, which was actually both easy and liberating.
The new blog: I've removed from the blog all extra stuff, ads, affiliate links, things trying to make money and drive traffic, and most all references to my book. From now on I will simply post recipes because they are tasty and I think other people will also like them. No stress and no pressure and no worrying about how many Pins or shares or number of Followers or number of FB Likes I have.
I'm happier already :)
Now on to the tasty stuff!
Coming next: Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix