Friday, July 1, 2011

Where I've Been and Where I am Going

"As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost.  And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going." ~Carrie Bradshaw

This quote from "Sex and the City" pretty much sums up my feelings towards blogging and such the last month or so.  I found myself lost and struggling to set myself apart from all the other great blogs out there.  In the past month, I have been to many fun events, ate alot of great food, and had some crazy culinary adventures.  However, as I was writing these up, I realized something was lacking.  Heart.  I end each post with "Follow your heart...fulfill your hunger" which I have adapted as the motto or tagline or whatever for this blog.  Writing and posting something that lacks heart is just not acceptable for me.  Blogging should not feel like a job or an obligation.  It takes the heart out of it.

I am here to share my love of Cleveland and love of food with my own personal twist.  I have two rules:
1: Give credit where credit is due
2: Fulfill my hunger to share my passions with you

There may be an occasional non-food related post every now and then but I will never forget the main concept of this blog.  Hopefully, a little more of ME comes through in my posts too.  It is time to go back to passions and inspirations which make me WANT to blog.  I guess this could be considered my "Declaration of Blogger Independence" in the spirit of Fourth of July.  Have a great weekend friends!  Enjoy the food, beer, fireworks, friends, family, picnics, baseball, and just being free!

Until next time...follow your heart, fulfill your hunger!


  1. Love it! I've certainly missed your posts. I know you still have the heart for the CLE food scene and I hope you find that spirit in your writing again soon.

  2. This is beautiful - I'm so glad that you have found your blog mojo again. I missed you in my reader!! No matter the topic, I want your passions to shine through!

  3. Great post - stay true to yourself and you'll love blogging again!

  4. I love this post! I think re-finding your voice and staying passionate can be one of the more challenging but rewarding things about blogging.

    And non-food posts are totally fine. You can be hungry in CLE for things besides food. You have a lot of passions -- I look forward to reading more!

  5. Welcome back! I think we all struggle with how we want our blogs to look, how we want to show off to the world. And that is the great thing about is your blog. If you want to write about food and then the random posts about your life, that is great. I think it actually makes your blog *better* by showing us who you are. Keep on bloggin...

  6. Beautiful! Hope you had a great long weekend!