Like you, I check food blogs for recipes. I browse, I find, I take. I almost never go back and leave comments. Like you. Which is totally fine.
I don't blog for the purpose of getting comments. Though of course I always love the ones I get. Nice to know I'm not floating around by myself in cyberspace. But more, it's exciting to know I'm not the only one loving these foods. It's the shared experience of you've-made-and-eaten-that-too, yum, right?
Which is why it is just as fun to get feedback through the grapevine. My readership has doubled this year so most of you probably don't know me personally. You may not think of me as a real person, just a recipe source. Like I said, totally fine. But just so you know...
Thanks, Jennifer M. (Katy's mom) - Katy shared some of your enthusiasm with me over the weekend and I love it! You've got to tell me what you've made and how you liked it.
And thanks Donna and Lynn (Donna's friend). I'm glad, Donna, the apple pie bars never had the chance to cool in the pan. And Lynn, your family will love the muffins.
Finally, thanks, Jeremy B - did you know Tona called me to tell me about your Twitter message? You have no idea how it boosted my spirits to keep the bar high going into December. And I want to know which half a dozen things you've made. "Best food blog (you've) ever read?" High, high praise indeed and I thank you.
I am thrilled when friends and strangers alike come "just for the food."