Today I’m celebrating three years since I launched Kavey Eats, on April 2 2009.
Sharp-eyed among you may have noticed that the archive goes right back to August 2006. That’s because I started the blog as I came to the realisation that I’d been stealth blogging (as I call it) for years… sharing my food thoughts in online chat rooms, on food discussion boards, at LiveJournal, via email and even in the comments sections on other peoples’ blogs! I wrote rambling restaurant reviews, thoughts on favourite ingredients, reports about food festivals I’d attended, notes about kitchen equipment we’d purchased, feedback on recipes we’d tried and enjoyed… much of the same kind of stuff I share on the blog today.
Despite that, when I started the blog, I feared I’d never keep it up, that I’d run out of things to say, that I’d get bored or that the enjoyment would simply fade away over time.
for those who’ve been asking for a picture of me without the specs, post eye lasering
But three years on, I’m still loving my tiny corner of the web, still enjoying the act of recording my food thoughts and experiences both for myself and sharing with others, still getting a kick out of the relationships I continue to build and maintain with readers, fellow bloggers and people in the food and drinks industry. I’ve met so many wonderful people, and been given such wonderful opportunities, through writing this blog, I am very thankful.
I’m really happy about the new look too. How can I describe the pleasure of going from using a template, the same one used by so many bloggers all over the web, to a design that’s all my own and reflects me so well? Do you remember those strap-on roller skates that you used to buckle onto your regular shoes as a kid? Did you ever upgrade to proper roller boots, which quickly came to mould themselves to your feet, so the skates felt like an extension of your body? Or how about finally buying your very own home and stamping your identity on it, after living in magnolia rentals for years and years? Or finding the perfect fit of jeans after pair after pair with a slightly loose waist or thighs that pinch or legs that are an inch too short or long?
Somehow, even if it’s superficial, the new look makes Kavey Eats feel more like home and gives me even more motivation to keep going, not that I often run short of things to say!
Many thanks to all of you for reading, especially to those of you who take the time to share your thoughts by leaving a comment.
Here’s to the year to come!
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Happy Blogoversary (or however you say it), keep going Kavey, keep on going x
Happy blogaversary. Time really does fly, it is a little early for a glass of fizz, but I raise my mug of tea and say *cheers* and here is to many more years of blogging.
Happy blog birthday, Kavey! x
Happy blogaversary, here’s to the next (fifty)three!
Happy blog birthday! Your blog is such a treasure-trove of information and your passion for food comes through in absolutely everything you do. Here’s to many more happy years of blogging!
Happy Blogthday 🙂
woot woot!… I am 2 today!… happy us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and you look so beautiful with and without!
Yay congrats on your blog-birthday! It’s been fantastic reading your food specific writing and seeing your personal blogging style develop. And of course bookmarking all the posts for stuff to try and places to eat. 🙂
Happy blog birthday! Love the new blog look – here’s to many more years!
Happy Blogthday sweetie! Keep up the great work.
Love Splosh x
Happy Birthday to your blog. Both your blog’s and yours new looks are lovely.
Congratulations and a very happy birthday!
Congratulations! And looking forward to many more of your blog posts in the future.
Happy Blogaday…. I hope I can still be going after 6 months, let alone 3 years!
Happy Birthday. Looking good!
Thanks for your kind words and wishes, everyone!
Congratulations on 3 years, Kavey! May there be many more!
Happy Blogaversary Kavey! 🙂
Congratulations on the 3rd Birthday of your blog. Well done! You put so much effort, heart and feeling into what you do, it’s great to see you still love doing it. Great new look to both you and the blog.
Happy Blogday! I really look forward to reading it and sometimes wish I was just a little nearer London so I could easily nip into some of the lovely places you review! (Love the new glasses-free photos too!)
Congrats for your 3rd blog anniversary! I totally understand your feeling about the fear of not keeping it up, running out of idea etc. because I feel the same way too. I must say having the blog for 3 years (and counting) requires passion and a lot of hard work. Looking forward to many posts to come! 😀
Aaw, you are all lovely, thank you!
Sorry I’m late, but happy blogaversary anyway! This is a great blog and that’s why I keep reading it 🙂