Monday, February 08, 2010

Simple Bites Goes Live!

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.....Blast Off!

That's what the boys are hollering from the playroom and it perfectly sums up my feelings from the past 24 hours.

Simple Bites has officially launched!!

(For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, read this post)

I'll admit it, I got mighty jittery in the last few hours leading up to the launch. Minutes before I was to hit 'Publish" on this post, I started questioning everything about what I was about to dive into.

All the 'what ifs.. (they don't like me)?' and 'how will I... (maintain the pace)?' crowded my mind.
It was 1 in the morning, hardly time for intelligent conversations with myself, so I published the post and hit the hay.

Today has been a 'blast'!

It's been easily five years since my last job interview and over ten years since the first day of culinary school, so today was significant for this SAHM.

My first day on the job. I even put my favorite pair of dress pants on, like a big dork, to outwardly show my professionalism.

In the end, my girlfriend canceled our lunch and so I dressed up for nothing. The UPS guy didn't even show. (That's OK, it's going to be one of the best things about working from home: I only have to dress up--or get dressed-- if I feel like it!)

I brewed many cups of coffee, took one of my pre-made meals out of a well-stocked freezer for dinner( gotta love batch cooking), and chained myself to my laptop for the better part of the day.

The response to Simple Bites blew me away. I've never had so many emails, DM's, and encouraging comments in such a few hours. It was encouraging to see the traffic pour in--even if it made the site slightly sluggish.

A very bit thanks to all of you who left comments and sent Tweets. I'm very encouraged and the jitters are (almost) all gone.

If you haven't stopped by Simple Bites yet, be sure to visit tomorrow, as we celebrate our launch with a super-duper giveaway!


Shaina said...

You're so cute! I know you'll do great. I can already tell!

Cheryl Arkison said...

This is going to be the next step of another amazing journey!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I just checked out your site...awesome!

Jan (family bites) said...

It's awesome Aimee. I can't wait for the first update to hit my inbox.

Melissa said...

Oh Aimee, this is so great. And you should have no doubts on if you we be liked!

I found UtHC first and because of you I am an avid reader of Simple Mom. It is now an added bonus to have Simple Bites. We are so lucky!

You will do great!

Melissa said...

Rrrrr. I meant *will* be liked. I hate when that happens!

Erica said...

I am so excited for you and Simple Bites. I've been a follower of yours for a long time and know this is going to be great. Its impressive the number of hits the new blog has already received. You're gonna shine!

AmyRuth said...

YAY!!! Career Girl again. Way to go and I can't wait to sit back in my pj's and read all you have for us to soak up. Thanks!!

Paula from Amen Corners said...

Simple Bites has joined Under the High Chair in my blog list entitled "Cyperspace Sisterhood." Your launch was amazing. We are not surprised that the "hits" just keep on coming. Continued success Aimee, from Ron and I.

Christen Babb said...

YEA! So are perfect for the job! Looking forward to working with you!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Woo hoo!

Bellini Valli said...

Congratulations on this new adventure Aimee..another chapter in your life.

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