One day something caught my eye on Twitter–a buzz about a virtual baking get-together by Abby Dodge called #baketogether. Abby posted her recipe for a simple yet sublime chocolate tart, inviting the world in to take it, bake it, make it our own and then share how it all turned out. Now I have been reading tons of baking and food blogs for years, often trying recipes but rarely(ok, never!) commenting or contributing because I (self-consciously) thought that I really had nothing to offer. . .I mean these were professionals, people, and I? Just a simple florist from Connecticut whose claim to baking fame was the lifeguard gingerbread boys I made every year for the guys on Chair 5!
However, there’s something about Twitter. Something engaging. Something approachable, and immediate, and well. . .just friendly! So after I enlisted the help of my 5-year old chef and made a nice little tart, I did something new. I took a photo. I tweeted a comment. I came out of the cupboard, so to speak! And slowly, surely, I found myself commenting a bit more often on the blogs I love, tweeting back and forth with some awesome and inspirational people, and generally showing up for the party a bit more. Soon, two things began to nag at me: first, I frequently found myself with a lot more than 140 characters’ worth to say! And second, you know that line when you leave a comment on a blog? The one that says “your website”? I felt like such a dork leaving it blank.
So here I am.
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