Or would it be Happy Birthday? I’m not quite sure. All I know is that as of today, Confectionist Confessions has officially existed for a whole year! It’s almost like watching a child grown in a way…it seems like I just started this blog the other day, yet it also seems like I’ve been doing it forever. All I know is that I love writing about food and really enjoy sharing recipes with you. I love reading the comments and really love when somebody sends me a picture of something that they have made using a recipe off my blog!
I remember very clearly writing my first post. I had no idea what to say; I really had no idea quite where I was going with this project. What style did I want to convey? Is the name too racy? Are people going to be disappointed at the G rating of my world when they stumble across it? I was so nervous the first time I pressed that publish button…I’m pretty sure I was even shaking a little. Re-reading that first post makes me giggle a little bit, could I be any more enthusiastic? I’m like the cheerleader of the blogging world over here already. But, my enthusiasm has maintained itself over the past year. I will confess that there have been a few moments where blogging feels like a chore, but more than anything it has been a way to encourage my creativity in the kitchen. I’ve also learned so much about food photography (and the wonders of natural lighting)…which was certainly an aspect I didn’t even consider when I got this thing rolling.
It’s fun/embarrassing/slightly bewildering to go back through my early posts to see what was on my mind. There are some that I am so proud of, especially since I was such a newbie, and there are others that make me wonder “what was I thinking!?!” (JT on SNL, really Sherice? That’s the best you could come up with?) This blog has also become more of a tool than I ever anticipated. Often, instead of grabbing my sticky, unorganized, disaster of a recipe binder to find what I want to make for dinner/dessert/just for fun; I grab my laptop and find what I’m after in a much more organized fashion. Granted this has led to a bit of flour on the keyboard, but oh well! And seeing the pictures from when I made something previously really takes me back to that moment. I recently made my first batch of Oatmeal Strawberry Muffins this season, and enjoyed remembering creating that recipe (and the two or three batches of muffins that I had to toss while trying to get it right).
So, on this anniversary/birthday I just really want to say a huge thank you to those out there who have supported me so much through this process. It’s fun to feel creative, and I don’t know if I would have ever started a food blog without a bit of a push from a few of you out there (you know who you are!) I certainly wasn’t my idea, but I am so glad that I finally started this endeavor because it’s become a huge part of my life. I’m not quite sure where the next year will take me, but I can’t wait to find out. I just wish I’d gotten myself a present of some sort…maybe a makeover is in order!