Yup. That’s basically it in a nutshell. I am going to be making some changes to the site. Now, if you are a “not so interested in the details” sorta person, then know this;
1. You and I are very different.
2. You can stop reading right here because everything else that I am about to say is all going to boil down to the first three sentences of this post. Oh, and oh yeah…thanks for reading this far☺.
Now for the ”The more detail, the better” type of people (like myself), here is the long story. (Ay yah yah…where to begin?)
THE BACK STORY
A few years ago a friend forwarded me some info about a contest the Food Network was having, “Who Wants To Be The Next Food Network Star”. I’m sure by now most of you have heard of it and some of you may have seen it as well. Anyhow, for some unknown reason I actually found this intriguing enough to make the effort to submit a video. My husband and I pulled out our camera and had at it. We had so much fun making the video. It really got our “creative juices” flowin’.
I ended up being a semi-finalist in the 1st season, which was really exciting to me and my hubby and so being the brain couple that we were, my hubby and I thought, “Hey, why not make more of these videos and then we can do something with them ourselves?” What exactly? We had no idea…but that wasn’t going to stop us.
Fast-forward 1 year…my hubby and I buy a condo with an awesome kitchen and decide to take our brainchild idea and bring it to fruition. Now did we have any idea what we were going to do with the videos? No. We just figured we could post them somewhere. Where? We had no idea. We figured maybe we could create some type of website. Did we have any idea how to do that or what it took to do that? No. But did that stop us? No, again.
So off we went putting our time and effort into trying to figure out a format of how to create these videos, we even had a 3rd person doing the shooting and editing…we were pretty serious and very determined.
Oh and let me just be clear…yes, yes, yes I was hoping that in the midst of all of this, that on some long shot, I might somehow be discovered and offered my own TV show…I mean why not…seems all every network wants is a common cook…I’m a common cook AND I would do a much hotter photo shoot that either Rachael Ray or Giada pulled off;)…. just kidding (or am I)?! But in all seriousness, it was definitely a dream of mine.
Now as we began to figure out some of the technical stuff in video land, we still had very little idea of what exactly we were going to do with them other than the fact that we could post them on sites like YouTube and MySpace. It was around this time a friend of ours introduced us to the world of blogging. Now up until this point I had no idea what a blog was, I didn’t even know they existed and Lord knows I am not a computer savvy person.
Growing up my Mom used to always say to me…”Jeesh Dani, you’re like a bull in a china shop” and I must say she had a point…I tend to just charge into things without really thinking them through…and so yes, as it turns out, this blog is one of those things.
I didn’t know what the hell I was doing…the only thing I knew was how to make the videos…everything, and I mean everything else about this blog was set up for me by other people…all I do is come up with the recipes, shoot the videos, and post on Sunday.
But as I am beginning to wrap my mind around the blogging community I am realizing that I really like it and want to learn more about it…I’m even going to the Blogher Confrence this weekend (which I am really looking forward to).
In order for me to put my focus more on learning the ins and outs of blogging, I have to pull back on the video production.
So here I am with this cool blog, but all I do is spend all of my time creating videos. So that has to change. I am going to shift towards more written posts. I am still going to do videos, but less often…probably 1-2 per month. And I am also going to change the focus ever so slightly; I just want to put a little more focus on healthy cooking. After all, it’s what I know best in the kitchen.
Now please understand, I’m trying to figure it out and I’ll be pretty messy for a while but I am determined to follow one bit of advice that was given to me my Nicole (a fellow blogger) from Pinch My Salt…she said, “Dani, remember…whatever you do with you’re blog, just have fun with it”! Duh…why didn’t I think of that…I love having fun!
So stay tuned, because your inside out, upside down, and backwards host is gonna be…ch, ch, ch, changin’!!
And that’s the long version.