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. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/192E9hvRuvwg1_vmZ88S3BMZ0-Tvm9f9IGFvPQkjYK44/viewform

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

P.S. Come and say hi at LaurenHairston.com!!!

7 comments:

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

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

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

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  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

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  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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