Sometime in early 2009 I spontaneously decided to start a food-themed link-up. Because “food” starts with the letter “f”, I named it Food on Fridays.
That’s the story of how Food on Fridays began.
Now I will tell you its ending.
About a month ago, in the midst of facilitating a writing workshop and elbow deep in editing projects, I climbed into bed on a Friday night and suddenly realized I had completely forgotten to publish anything for Food on Fridays. I’d done this before and actually hauled myself out of bed, searched my computer and phone for a decent food photo, and popped up a post for people to link up late.
This time I didn’t get up. I lay there feeling a little like Forrest Gump on the day he decided he was done running.
Like Forrest, I suddenly realized I was pretty tired of writing about food. Abruptly, without warning or explanation, I stopped publishing Food on Fridays.
And just like that, my Food on Fridays days was over.
I’m sorry I didn’t explain myself until now. I needed a break, I guess, to see if I missed it. But I don’t. I’m done.
I’ll still be trying new recipes and sorting out my dietary restrictions, but I won’t bother writing about it. Plenty of other food bloggers are handling food topics far more effectively than I ever did or ever will. Besides, I’m eager to focus my blog’s content on topics related to my professional life as a writing coach and editor.
Friends, I’m honored that you’ve been part of Food on Fridays these past four years. That’s one thing about food: it brings people together. So although I will no longer offer recipes and baking tips, I hope our lives continue to intersect.
In the meantime, eat well, feast with friends, and drink deeply of the good things in life.
Oh, and feel free to email me your favorite gluten-free recipes from time to time.