Thursday, April 4, 2013

Six-Year Itch* and a Brand-New Blog

I've been thinking about this blog a lot lately. I haven't been writing, but I've been thinking. There was a lot of "Why am I doing this?" and "Why don't I enjoy this any more?" I feel bad that I haven't checked other blogs or social-media sites in weeks, even though I consider many of you to be my friends. It was all starting to feel like work--and not the good, fulfilling, energizing kind. I'm feeling hemmed-in and limited and stuck to a computer. Not how I want to feel on a day-to-day basis! I think what's happened is that the premise of this blog has become too limiting. I was a history major in college and I spent most of my money in middle school and high school buying vintage awesomeness at estate sales. However, (like most of you, I imagine) I live in the twenty-first century and I'm OK with that. I have lots of interests, not just food. I do want to keep blogging (and blogging about food) but I'd like the freedom to not just write about old food.

I'm not getting rid of The Past on a Plate and I will continue to post here when it makes sense to do so. I'm currently in the process of creating a new blog, writing a book and developing premium content. It's all in the beginning stages, but I'm very excited about it. I'll be making announcements as I get further along in my work. If you're a subscriber, you'll be sure to get all the info as it's available.

While we're at it, I'd like to send out a HUGE thank you to everyone who filled out my UAP survey so far. If you haven't done so, please take a few minutes and fill it out. It's anonymous and quick and will help me out so much.

*Yes, we're coming up on my six-year blog anniversary. Hard to believe!

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  1. Wow! Congrats on this new endeavor! I hope it gives you lots of inspiration and joy. Looking forward to what comes next!~

  2. Looking forward to seeing everything you have up your sleeve! xxxooo

  3. Good luck with the new blog. Let me know when it's up and running!

  4. Oh your new blog is beautiful,love the layout. And I am so glad I am not the only one who cannot bring themselves to make such ridiculous cakes, nevermind how beautiful they look! xx

  5. Congratulations, Lauren! I love the look of your new blog and I look forward to reading. I'm glad you are finding inspiration in this new endeavor. Have fun!!


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