Sunday, September 23, 2007

395 Posts, 98 Recipes, 64 Reviews, 1 Year of Blogging

Today marks one whole year since I started my blog, posting my recipe for Peaches and Pork Stir Fry. When I started, I didn't really know how long I would be doing it and if anyone would come and visit. I thought I'd post maybe two or three items a week, but as some of you know I post now nearly four to five times a week. I didn't know I would have so much to talk about!

I want to thank all of you who have visited my blog in the past year. I especially want to thank those of you who have left me comments, either on individual postings or via email. I really love hearing from you and am always at a wonder as to how you've found me. In the past year I've heard from people all over the world, from a woman in London looking for a jook recipe to a Web site in Sweden that liked my asparagus soup recipe. I also heard from many of my fellow locals from my hometown of Hawaii, and of course those in my backyard here in this foodie community of the Bay Area.

I'm looking forward to the next year of blogging. I know in recent months several food bloggers have taken breaks from blogging or gone on hiatus. I can't promise I might not hit burnout, but as long as I still have fun doing this, you'll continue to find recipes, reviews, shopping finds and more. In fact, in the next few months I'm hoping to do more interviews of food people and in a couple of weeks I'll be starting my TV recaps of Food Network's new show "The Next Iron Chef." So busy times ahead. I hope you'll continue on my ride.

10 comments:

Mrs. L said...

I'm so glad I found you. You are a joy to read and I've tried several of your recipes which have all been yummy.
I think (though I could be wrong) that I came here through a link from Becks and Posh. I must thank them sometime.

Passionate Eater said...

What an accomplishment! I too am glad that I found you! You are such a talented chef and a fantastic photographer! Here's too many more years of food blogging!

foodhoe said...

yay and congratulations! I'm glad I found your blog too, thanks to PE! What makes your blog interesting is that you never know if your post will be a review, recipe, informative or what? (unlike mine which is just foodporn!)

NotSoccer Mom said...

i found you thru mrs l. your pork and peaches recipe was the first one i tried and i've made it a couple of times now (it made me discover that my son loves pork). thanks for all the great photos and how-to's. and congrats on one year!

agent713 said...

Happy Blogversary!

I linked through PE's blog and you're now one of my favourite. I have yet to try any of the recipes but if I ever do, I'll be sure to tell you.

~Heidi in BC

Seth said...

Happy Anniversary Chef Ben. It's been wonderful reading about your recipes, travels, and how you selflessly endanger your taste buds at local eateries. It's been a great year, (lifts glass of champagne) and here's to many more.

Amanda said...

Congrats from Sydney! I originally found you while looking for an orange souffle recipe and have been reading ever since. Looking forward to trying even more of your recipes in the coming year. Cheers!

Chef Ben said...

thanks everyone, and looks like I owe a big special thanks to Passionate Eater for steering foodies my way! Thanks PE!

Doug said...

That's a huge number of posts for just one year. Its amazing you maintain the level of quality you do. You're a food blogging animal!

Chubbypanda said...

Congrats!