Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Five Years

The children have been asleep for a few hours, all the house lights are dark save for a lamp by my bed. My body has turned in for the night (this happens a lot earlier since I'm pregnant again), but I couldn't go to sleep without giving this date a nod.

Five years ago, with absolutely no idea what I was getting into, I started this blog. With a batch of (horribly photographed) mini lemon tarts, I began this journey as a food blogger.

Ironically, today Simple Bites subscribers topped 10,000 and monthly pageviews tipped 300,000. I don't often share hard and fast numbers, but both of those milestones - on today of all days - are rather pretty.

This won't be a long trip down memory lane recounting all the places food blogging has brought me and wonderful people I have met, because, well, although they are many, it really would take me all night.

Instead, I'd love to look ahead. What will the next five years hold? Well, we know there's a baby in there, right around March. A third child to toss my cooking under the high chair. Ah well, it was getting a little too clean under there.

There are also things that I'm not at liberty do discuss - don't you just hate that? I do. That small TV thing, which I've signed all sorts of NDA's for and we won't hear about until spring...There's also that somewhat larger print project-thing, which is still in progress and more or less 'hush-hush'... An upcoming, but-not-yet-announced speaking engagement at a pretty legit blogging conference...

Gee, what can we talk about? Bloggers without Borders. Now there's a blogging related project I'm proud about. My fantastic contributors on Simple Bites; love those ladies (and one man, obvi, as I'm married to him).

Well, public knowledge or not, there's plenty of exciting things happening, and they all stem from this little space that I started five years ago. I couldn't be happier.

Thank you to each and every one for reading, for following on Twitter, for joining me over at Simple Bites...FOR YOUR SUPPORT. A blog is nothing without readers, so the full credit, the true acknowledgment, goes out to you.



Olga @ MangoTomato said...

congratulations on 5 years, but more importantly on another baby!

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Congratulations on all of the milestones achieved on this anniversary. Here's to many more wonderful years of blogging and all the benefits that are to come your way from all your hard work. Very well deserved Aimee.

Rebecca ~ Sweet Baby Yams said...

Congratulations Aimee! I have enjoyed reading your posts.

bellini said...

Five years is cause to celebrate Aimee. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished in a few years personally and publicly!

Tickled Red said...

Congrats on everything love, spoken and unspoken. Most of all simply for being you {{hugs}} Happy Fifth Anniversary, may the next 5 bring you as much joy as the last :)

Miranda said...

Congrats Aimee! I can't believe it's been 5 years already. I'm so proud of you!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Congratulations on five years of wonderful blogging! So much to celebrate. And it sounds like year six will be particularly exciting. xo

Jen said...

Hurray for you and UtHC! I really enjoy this space. Keep up the great work Aimee - you are one fabulous chica! :)

Zaak said...

Hey! Congrats Aimée. It's a great blog and you deserve the honours. You're talented and hard working and you make it fun to read.

Zaak said...

Hey, congrats Aimée. It's a great blog and you deserve the accolades. Thanks for writing.

Natalie Sztern said...

Congratulations and Mazel tov on the five years, the pregnancy and the beautiful article in the Montreal Gazette...I have been blogging for two years after I retired from my 'day job' and this keeps me busier with absolutely nada cents never mind as I have come to know, we do it for the common love of food (even if we are always dieting :))

Melissa said...

Congratulations! UtHC was one of, if not the first food blog I followed. Congratulations on all of your new and excited endeavors!

Haidi said...

Congratulations, Aimee. I couldn't be happier for all the good things that have come your way. I love you and I'm so glad to have you as a sister.

Nina@gateaux Dliche said...

My favorite lemon tart.. <3

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