Friday, June 29, 2012
It's the 300th post!!! I think that and the fact that we're celebrating our 7th year means that Nothing-in-the-House is beyond elderly in blog years. It's been fun to go back and see our progression from that first awkward post in 2005 (It reads 2006, but Margaret accidentally deleted some of the early posts and had to restore them) when Margaret and I were just writing for a few friends, or each other. It's also so lovely to have an extensive record of pies and songs and moments shared with friends and family; I think that archive of recipes, words and photos is one of the best parts of having this little site, and one of my primary motivations for keeping it chooglin' along
Since then, we've had lots of guest contributors and interviews with pie mavens around the country, archival photographs and stories, 4 Pi(e) Days (3.14) and over 100 recipes. We've expanded our reach and readership via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, outside writing, press, and baking endeavors (Tarts by Tarts!) and deepened the content with more storytelling, historical context, and other voices. With its community of writers, pals, and readers, the pie blog has also helped me, and hopefully others, grow as a writer, photographer, and baker. And perhaps most indicatively, the Plate-Lickers Club memership is forever increasing and the Pie Enjoyment Zone is occupied regularly!
So thanks for being a part of Nothing-in-the-House in whatever way you are--contributor, reader, baker, or just a pie enthusiast! As always, feel free to get in touch if you have a question, contribution, idea or whatever! And thanks for reading these missives and ogling these pie slices. Here's to many more helpings.