One of my favourite blogs out there is Use Real Butter. I love the recipes (I'm making the breakfast sausages for my birthday this weekend), the photography, but most of all, the fact that it's free of all the ubiquitous marketing and desperate attempts to become the next big thang in terms of a career.
Right now, I have a career I love, so let's get that out of the way first. I don't blog because I want to become the next totally fabulous Pioneer Woman.
Although, I do love the Pioneer Woman's blog. And she is fabulous.
I started blogging years ago, when I first moved to Japan, and I think I still do it for the same reasons: it's a way to keep in touch with people, and to communicate my passion for whatever it is I happen to be up to.
Odds are I will never be a famous blogger, nor will I have a cookbook deal in the works, nor a novel chronicling how I met my husband. I'll never get huge amounts of traffic. But, at the end of the day, I'll have written memory of a period in my life, and that's really cool. And, I'll have had the opportunity to talk with all of you, which is doubly cool.