- Frequency: I wrote ten posts in December, but I didn't start out with any specific goal. I know a seldom updated blog is a dead blog, so I will post eight times a month. I think having a monthly goal instead of a weekly one gives me permission to get busy with other parts of life, but an average of twice per week seems reasonable.
- Challenge: On our honeymoon, my husband and I ate at The French Laundry in Napa. That experience was a living dream. We've eaten at some spectacular places: Per Se, Daniel, Jean Gorges, Le Bernardin. At the end of our meal at The French Laundry, there were two surprises. My new in-laws had treated us to this once-in-a-lifetime meal. How sweet are they!? My new husband also had a copy of The French Laundry Cookbook autographed by Thomas Keller ready for me. I was thankful, but leery about his expectations. Did he want me to make Oysters and Pearls? I was relieved to know he meant for it to be a memento, but I'm up for a challenge. This year, I will cook five recipes from The French Laundry Cookbook. [Results not guaranteed]
|The New Mr. & Mrs. at The French Laundry|
|Thomas Keller's Famous Oysters and Pearls|
- Diversify: I'm not referring to my stock portfolio, but to the content of my posts. I am loving the triumphs in the kitchen and have even taken a cooking class, but I'd like to share about other things. If I'm blogging eight times a month, one post will be something other than a recipe.
- Share: There are so many food blogs I follow. I'd love to have one person guest post this year. This feels like the loftiest goal because the blog has a modest following right now, but I'm hoping that grows. If you're interested in posting on The Crying Cook, reach out to me on Twitter @TheCryingCook.