My blogging meltdown…

So, I’m having an existential blog crisis I think. When I launched The Hedonist Cook I said to myself “I’m gonna post something EVERY day, no matter what! It will keep me motivated.” Then after a few weeks a couple days would go by and nothing really inspired me. Or maybe I was inspired, but I was too busy enjoying life to stop and write about it. Or I wanted to spend an entire weekend giggling with a cute boy. These things happen you know. And this little voice would say, “You’re failing! No one is going to look at your blog unless you post every single day!” And all of a sudden, posting to the website started to seem like a chore instead of the wonderfully fun thing it was intended to be.

After a week or so of thought, this is the conclusion I’ve come to:  Why would I want to post crap I don’t care about just to have something new up? My lovely readers are smart enough to notice if I’m posting things I don’t care about. And on top of that, it’s such an un-hedonist way to go about it, you know? It’s not that I’m going to stop working, but I’m cutting myself a little slack. I’ll be posting at least one video a week, every Thursday at 4pm est. In addition, I’m committing to post at least one new recipe a week. Besides that, I’ll write when I feel like it, which tends to be pretty regular when I’m not freaking out about it. (In case you haven’t noticed, me and obligation are not great friends.) The crazy thing is, just admitting all this makes me feel soooo much better, I already want to write again! :)

Whew, thanks for listening to all that… If you feel like it, let me know what you think. Is one video a week enough? And if so, what kind of things do you want to learn to make? Is there some random cooking technique that you’ve heard about but don’t know what it means? Are you dying to find out how to rice a potato? Tell me. I love a challenge, and I love hearing from you guys. It truly makes my whole day. I hope ya’ll are doing good and enjoying the hell out of your life.

xoxo,

Melanie

P.S. My brilliant friend Leo writes a blog about editing, and all I can think of is him reading this and mentally red marking all the errors! Good thing I know he loves me anyway. If  you appreciate humor, intelligence and writing, you should check out his website.

  1. Leo Williams commented on March 11th, 2010 at 3:56 am

    Labors of love don’t lend themselves to artificial production schedules. As a loyal reader, I’d rather see an occasional post you’re passionate about than a stream of content produced just to meet a deadline. You’re an eloquent foodie, Hedonist Cook; let’s keep it that way.

    BTW, thanks for the shout out!

  2. Michael commented on March 11th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Yeah I think that posting everyday on a one person blog is near impossible for people that are not inherently writers (you a cook, myself an artist). But something posted several times a week is a really good way to go about it. I have no suggestions, but wish to say that you should keep up the good work!

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