You see those people huddled around that table of food? They were at the second annual Food Blogger Potluck, hosted by Garrett and Elise here in Sacramento yesterday. That potluck came Just In The Nick of Time for this blog, because June is the month I was going to either renew my blog subscription for another year or let Rookie Cookery slide into the oblivion of recycled pixels and cyber-dust, or whatever happens to dead blogs when they go poof off the internet.
I've decided to let my blog live. And while it might have been nice for you to be reading about the potluck now, and all the fabulous food and fascinating people I enjoyed yesterday, in fact this post is all about me, me, me, and my obsession about what to do and where to go with this little blog o mine. You might as well know now that I am going to indulge myself in the next post or two about the fate of my blog, namely what exactly I aim to accomplish with it, taking into account my personal interests in food, and my creative energy, time constraints etc.
But in the mean time I want you to know that I loved the food potluck yesterday, and I loved being both impressed and humbled by the talents expressed by the attendees. Mostly I was inspired: Inspired to keep learning new things, to explore new foods and savor much more of what the world has to offer.
Because it's an awesome world, filled with really great people, and I want to share it. What better way to connect and celebrate than through food?
It's fitting that I should be inspired to keep blogging by a potluck, because "potluck" is pretty much what you'll find in these posts. You may never quite know what you'll be getting, but I will try to keep it interesting and tasty.
Yeah, I think this rookie's gonna stick around. If you enjoy a potluck, I hope you'll visit now and then.