For one thing, I wanted to make the site easier to navigate, particularly the recipe section. I aspire to author a cookbook one day*, and thought organizing and indexing my recipes would be a good place to start. Going back through 2+ years of cooking projects was so much fun (if slightly tedious), and it was surprisingly satisfying to compile my recipe index. Better still, seeing that list of recipes makes me want to add to and diversify it, so expect more original recipes soon. You can find the recipe index in the new top bar under the blog header, and I hope you find it helpful to your cooking efforts! If it looks like I've forgotten something or I can otherwise make it more user-friendly, please let me know!
Also in the top bar you'll find two other new sections: about and press. I'm hoping to push forward some readership-increasing endeavors soon*, and if you're not my mom or college roommate (hi guys!), I figured you may want to know just who you are reading about when you land here. As for the press section, it is somewhat modest right now, and I've put it up there more or less to challenge/taunt myself into actively working to be more widely published*. I'd like to be more ambitious about my writing in general, and this is my way of throwing down the gauntlet at myself.
*Public declarations of intent are scary, but necessary to my competitive, A-type brain. I've found that the best way to produce results is if I challenge myself to do something and write down my intent. Some of my favorite life gurus have lovingly pushed me to take my writing to "the next level", so here goes...
|I could only dare to dream of sporting such a casually tousled up-do and delightful desk bouquet whilst plotting my omnimedia empire...|