Call me sentimental, but I certainly love to celebrate a good old-fashioned milestone.
One year ago today, I anxiously clicked “Publish” and shared my very first post on The Simple Fare. And then I not-so-patiently waited, refreshing my browser constantly. Putting myself back out there was scary, exciting, and well, anti-climactic. Crickets…
I mean, I just poured my heart into writing a recipe, taking photos, and bundling it all with a nice little story. Where is everyone? Hello? Anyone out there?
Over the last 365 days, you all showed up. And for that, I have to say thank you :)
But in the last year, I’ve gained far more than just page views, email subscribers, and followers. While I love checking metrics and am a sucker for numbers, that’s not what inspired me to start this blog, and certainly not what keeps me going today.
So what’s it all about?
It’s about being open to experiencing and sharing unique adventures, from mushroom foraging in Sonoma to making green curry in Thailand. It’s about getting a proud photo of a roast chicken from your friend who’s just getting into cooking. It’s about documenting the cherished Persian recipes of my childhood, so that one day I can cook half as good as my Mom. And it’s about using the incredible support of the people around you (physically and virtually) to pursue that crazy new business venture.
Thanks to each and every one of you for coming to The Simple Fare from all over the world. 147 countries to be exact :) Here’s a little GIF I created with some of the highlights of year 1. You better believe there’ll be plenty to celebrate next year too.