8 months now, but have little idea how many of you are even trying my recipes (ahem, a few of you have been awesome — you know who you are), let alone loving/hating them. I have had a total of 22 comments in this time period.
What you need to know is that all of the “comments” you see at other well-commented websites are the result of strenuous efforts on the part of a blogger to connect with other food bloggers in order to beef up comments on their own site. They comment at this other blog in hopes that that blogger will, in turn, come to their website and comment positively on their own posts. This is not my desired personal operational mode. I do what I do: provide quality content, and leave the rest either to the gods or the devils
I am primarily writing this food blog as a legacy for my grandchildren (I want them to know what food was meant to be, in particular, of course, those foods I have personally prepared for their delight!) Unfortunately, I find myself caught somewhere between sharing with you, my “non-posterity readers”, and the long-term recipients of my life-long (and hard-won) accumulation of food lore. I want to share with you what will work for you in the “now”, but I have no way of knowing if I am missing the mark or not. How then do I even know what you, my current, wonderful friends like or don’t, if you don’t tell me?
Can you help me here?
Can we create an active participation right here, or should I create a forum for ongoing daily conversations? I could easily do that. Please let me know how to make this work.