With the new year approaching, I thought it was time for a (mobile-friendly) makeover. I'm not 100% done tweaking it yet, but let me know if you have any feedback. I'm also thinking I might focus more on posting about cooking, eating, drinking, and exercise (yes, even more than I already do) . . . stay tuned!!
You might want to take a quick look at what flashed on CBS Sunday Morning (at approx 1:19 in the video) on their Welcome to the Blogosphere piece. Thanks to @jmagNYC and @BlondieNY for letting me know!
Just in case you didn't notice, I've done a little spring cleaning here at Sweet Blog o' Mine. I cleaned out (and am still updating) my blogroll, did a little redesign, and removed some redundant links, etc. I hope you like it! Now if I could just do the same thing with my clothes and some of the junk around my apartment I'd be all set. . .
I'm proud to be part of the Serious Eats team -- we won a James Beard award last night for best food blog! Woo hoo!
When I first set up my blog, in 2002, blogging was fairly new. To be fair, I didn't start blogging on a regular basis until 2003, when I went public and told my friends and family about it, so even if I count from then, I've been blogging for close to seven years now. SEVEN YEARS. It is fascinating to me to look back and get a glimpse of my life over that time (take a look at the archives if you don't believe me). I have several friends who start blogs, give them up, start new ones when something happens in their life, then let those fizzle out as well, but I have been posting consistently for SEVEN YEARS. Hey -- it may not be thrilling, given my writing guidelines, but at least I'm consistent. Yay me.
Ok, ok, so I've been somewhat crappy with the blogging around here, but busy with my weekly posts elsewhere! So far this year on Serious Eats New York:
More writing to come over here, I promise.
In preparation for this weekend's Manhattan Cocktail Classic:
- My latest on Serious Eats NY -- interivew with Jeff Glassman of Fire Island Beer Company
- In case you wanted more -- my other Serious Eats posts
- Look for a post soon on the Savory Cities blog -- my interview with Dave Arnold and Alexis Kahn of FCI [UPDATE -- the post is now up!]
- Also keep an eye out for a weekly cocktail column on Serious Eats NY
- And, coming this fall, a home cooking project that I hope to document here.
Just testing out my ability to post from my BlackBerry, if I choose to do so while I'm away. Haven't made any decisions, although it's generally best for me to unplug completely when I'm on vacation.
(Because @cocktailspirit took a better picture than I did.) Many thanks to all who came out for last night's Clear Liquor Tweetup at Double Crown -- a very successful follow-up to our Brown Liquor Tweetup at Char No. 4 a few weeks back. At our peak capacity, we probably had over a dozen people, many of whom hadn't met previously, and one attendee from as far as Canada. All and all, a very impressive turnout. It was a pleasure meeting/seeing all of you (let's see who I can remember): @livethelushlife, @cocktailspirit, @halw, @lincolnwrites, @girluninterrupt, @ekeynyc, @jonathanmoxey, @shotsandcuts, @MarianaCardier, @arjunbasu, @devintrix, @jeneanchapman, @pasakorn. A toast to the power of Twitter!! And Gin, of course. Thanks also to the team at Double Crown for their hospitality.