With the New Year, I have been wondering if my blog is still relevent. After two years of giving it my best with enthusiasm for all that I have cooked, I wonder if I have made a difference or inspired anyone. I hope so. Even Julia Child wondered about the relevance of her fledgling cookbook and spent ten years trying to get it published. I am not comparing my humble missives to Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but we all know that when we put our words out there for others to read we are hoping that they will make a difference.
As of January 7th, I will be celebrating two years of blogging. It has been such a worthwhile endeavor. I have met so many wonderful people, both personally and online. All of you are my friends. I visit all of you more often than I have been able to respond to your words. We have a wonderful community of bloggers! Communicating with each other keeps all of us inspired.
Back in the day, people communicated by real mail. A new book has just been released with the letters between Julia Child and Avis Devoto.
Julia and Avis were penpals for two years before they ever met. Avis became a support system and sounding board for Julia as she worked her way through the writing of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She recognized early that Julia had a very special book in the making. We don’t have a book here, but I would liken their relationship to what we are doing here. We are supporting each other in our individual efforts to communicate our own stories. We talk to each other in our comments on each of our blogs. By supporting each other we keep the creative juices flowing. Thank you for your comments. I would like more. All of us would welcome that. So I am contemplating what changes I need to make in the future to make my blog more relevant.
To thank you for your support I will send a copy of As Always, Julia to one lucky winner who makes a comment on this post. You have until Wednesday January 5th at 9:00 PM. International bloggers welcome.