Monday, November 14, 2011

500 posts and 4 years later...

This is my 500th post on my blog.  Not only that but it is right around the 4 year marker for writing here.  It was interesting how I got started; at the time, I was taking some college classes, one of which was an English writing class.  My professor said that I should look into getting a degree is English as she really enjoyed my writing.  She said I have a "unique voice is writing", my step brother (also an English teacher) has said the same thing and I am not quite sure I even know what it means.

My professor said she would really like to see me write more.  I wrote a few things for the school paper but nothing significant.  One day, after class, she showed me her blog.  It was the first time I ever read a blog.  I was living with Jamie at the time and she had just started a blog to sell some of her artwork.  From there, I made my first post.

I remember posting it and feeling like I would not be likely to ever post again.  I felt like it would be unlikely that anyone would read it and that there was not much of a point.  Even now, I am not sure what kept me posting but I did.

Writing has kept me focused over the years.  I think it has certainly helped me eat better and motivated me to cook more often.  It has occasionally felt like a chore but overall has been a real joy.  Happy 500th post to me and my blog!  No signs of stopping!


In honor of my milestone achievement, I made myself a layered strawberry cake!  Another testament to my struggling to improve baking skills.  It was a great bedtime snack though!

17 comments:

adriennefriend said...

Happy five hundred! BEAUTIFUL CAKE.

Cadry said...

Congratulations! That is quite a milestone!

Rachael Kelly said...

Here's to the next five hundred :)

tofuparty said...

Happy 500. And I want a piece of that cake :-)

Elisabeth said...

Happy 500! Congrats! The cake looks amazing!!!!

xvavaveganx said...

Wow congrats on 500 that is such an amazing accomplishment! The cake is beautiful, definitely a perfect way to celebrate!

Rose said...

Hey, congrats on the 500 posts! The cake looks like one from a bakery, well done!

Zoa said...

Great way to celebrate--the cake looks lovely! Congratulations on your 500--

Two Vegan Boys said...

Congratulations! As always, your food looks AMAZING.

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

congratulations! I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts!

Alessandra said...

Congratulation Vic, and keep writing, and baking!!!

Ciao
Alessandra

kmouse said...

congrats on your 500th post! I love your blog and enjoy your stories and of course THE FOOD!

P. M. Doolan said...

Congrats and keep it up.

aimee said...

Happy 500!!!

Hannah said...

Wow, congratulations! 500 posts is a big accomplishment, and you haven't even been in the game for that long. Can't wait to see what the next 500 will bring. :)

Jes said...

Beautiful cake & happy 500!

Richa said...

Congratulations!. the cake looks amazing!