This blog has been quiet the past few months.  I know it.  You know it.  Between moving and renovating and housewarming and changes at work (both my own and Shawn’s), I’m having difficulty finding the balance in everything.  I want to post more, have more recipes, more photos, more sharing.  But wanting to find the time and actually finding the time are very different things.  I struggle with the balance.

Finding the Balance

Shawn, clearly demonstrating that he is great at finding balance

In taking this time off (intentional or not), I’ve realized a few things about me and my connection to this blog:

1. I really love blogging, and I really love blogging about food.

2. I want to improve on this blog, posting more regularly, improving the quality of my photos, the range of recipes, the look and design of the blog itself.  I want this to be a place of loveliness and deliciousness for you to visit each day.

3. I want to start bringing my life into this blog more.  I’ve been keeping my personal life at an arm’s length thus far, and I don’t exactly know why.  But I know that the blog’s I enjoy reading have a personal level to them, and that’s what I want here.  Something that you can connect besides (super delicious) recipes.

As I’m nearing my one-year blogging anniversary (crazy!) I am making a personal vow to really turn this blog around and into what I want for it.  There may be a few changes around here (I am looking to change domains soon and will keep you well-posted when that happens), but know that I am only looking to improve both yours and my experience at The Humble Gourmet.

Lastly, I want to thank everyone of you who reads, comments, and supports me in this (not so little) side project.  I appreciate every last one of you.  Thanks so much for helping me figure out the balance!

  • http://twitter.com/sparklemeetspop Emily West (@sparklemeetspop)

    I’m excited for the future! And as a blogger with many of the same goals, there is a fine balance between wanting to improve and never getting around to it. It’s a process, and that’s part of the fun as a reader, being part of your process for improvement. Do your best with each post and keep on top of your goals, but don’t let the idea of a goal stop you from achieving them. :)

    • http://thehumblegourmet.wordpress.com thehumblegourmet

      Aww, thanks for all the support Moe! Both on and off-line 😉

  • http://twitter.com/sparklemeetspop Emily West (@sparklemeetspop)

    I’m excited for the future! And as a blogger with many of the same goals, there is a fine balance between wanting to improve and never getting around to it. It’s a process, and that’s part of the fun as a reader, being part of your process for improvement. Do your best with each post and keep on top of your goals, but don’t let the idea of a goal stop you from achieving them. :)

    • http://thehumblegourmet.wordpress.com thehumblegourmet

      Aww, thanks for all the support Moe! Both on and off-line 😉

  • Shawn

    I am behind you 1,000,000% – but sorry, that’s about all I can give :-) I love my bloggin girl!!! Go for it!!

    • http://thehumblegourmet.wordpress.com thehumblegourmet

      Thanks babe!

  • Shawn

    I am behind you 1,000,000% – but sorry, that’s about all I can give :-) I love my bloggin girl!!! Go for it!!

    • http://thehumblegourmet.wordpress.com thehumblegourmet

      Thanks babe!

  • http://spcookiequeen.com Gina

    You’ve made it a year, that is an accomplishment in itself. It is a juggle indeed, mostly because of work schedules, kids, and the fact we still want to have a social life. Just try and figure out what you really want out of it and usually the rest will fall into line.
    -Gina-

    • http://thehumblegourmet.wordpress.com thehumblegourmet

      True, true. Thanks for the support Gina!

  • http://spcookiequeen.com Gina

    You’ve made it a year, that is an accomplishment in itself. It is a juggle indeed, mostly because of work schedules, kids, and the fact we still want to have a social life. Just try and figure out what you really want out of it and usually the rest will fall into line.
    -Gina-

    • http://thehumblegourmet.wordpress.com thehumblegourmet

      True, true. Thanks for the support Gina!