How the Blog About the Epicenter of our World
(Our Red Kitchen) Came About:
Some pretty nice people helped me figure out how this blogging thing works, and I sure do appreciate them!
It's March 2011. My older daughter Gianna is 7 years old, and she's dying to have a family web site. She insists to me that I'm a really good cook, in a manner of authority that rivals that of Ted Allen while judging Iron Chefs in Food Network competitions. She goes so far as to make her own web site (without anyone's help!) I delete it because I'm not ready. I acknowledge that I have secretly always wanted to have my own food blog since I saw that movie Julie & Julia.
My husband Jereme constantly raves about my cooking to his friends and family, and regularly tells me how he talks about me. I feel proud although I think he is biased, but realize that maybe not all husbands speak of their wives' cooking as he does.
My younger daughter Sasha is 5, and while she is picky as hell, I find ways to get protein and fiber in her. She loves apples, edimame, and natural peanut butter. Now I just tell her that I'm cooking her something that will go on the blog, and she's so excited, she eats!
Supportive friends at my day job: John "Jay Cleveland" Payne who has shared many things about web publishing and design - really has provided so much encouragement and continues to constantly challenge me to "take it up another notch," to borrow an Emeril motto.
Another work buddy - Ugly Ed Johnson of Alice 107.7 has shared so much with me about blogging on Blogger versus Word Press. Sorry, John, we still like Blogger and gmail and all of Google's creations!!! I especially love Android. I know you're a Blackberry fan, but to each their own...
Thanks guys for keeping me up to speed on all things Interactive.