I have a confession to make: I am finding it harder and harder to blog! The reason for this turns out to be the reason for the downfall of most worthy endeavors: distraction.
Facebook is pernicious. I adore it — hearing what my kindergarten friends in Indiana and my college friend in South Africa and my mother-in-law in Iowa are doing all at the same time, not to mention seeing everyone’s kids’ prom pictures. I love popping up Avery’s inspiring photos of what I’m cooking for dinner and getting lots of questions about recipe method. It’s great to get everyone’s support for a bellringing milestone.
What Facebook has going for it, and indeed everything on the internet, is immediacy. You put something out there, and someone replies. Lots of people reply.
Embedded in the web of the internet is my beloved new food-writing gig, “HandPicked Nation.” It’s such fun to muse over a piece as I’m riding my bike or emptying the dishwasher, then do a bit of research and write it up, send it off and sometimes in a matter of day or so, it appears online. Total strangers from all over the world say “like” and leave their comments…