Come out, come out, wherever you are! I know there are a whole lot of you out there. Between my SiteMeter and Feedburner statistics I am aware (and shocked) that there are hundreds of regular readers of this blog... not to mention all you irregular readers (haha) who happen upon this site from Google or a web link.
In the words of The Who, now immortalized by CSI:
Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
'Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?)
I don't blog just to have a record of what I ate for dinner or because I'm in love with the sound of my own typing. I blog because I adore sharing my cooking, and getting feedback and questions and encouragement and critique from all of you fine folks out there in the blogosphere. I like the connection, and the challenge to present you with something new, something pretty, something interesting or inspiring.
I appreciate all of you for making this blog so successful. Without you, I wouldn't be cooking as much, learning how to take better photographs, discovering new ingredients, and feeling motivated to share my recipes with the rest of the world. Every day I am shocked that there are people out there who actually want to read what I have to write and cook the recipes that I shared. So thank you, one and all!
This is National De-Lurking Week. I would just love it if you'd comment and let me know you're out there. Just say a quick hello, and then you can crawl back into your lurker caves. And if you're reading this via e-mail subscription or LiveJournal syndication... How about clicking over to the blog site (click here) to introduce yourself?
If you want to say more than "howdy"... Tell me what kinds of recipes you'd like to see. Is there a food out there that you need help re-creating in a healthier and/or gluten-free fashion? Are there genres of food that you'd like me to tackle in future posts?
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