Pan-Fried Salmon with Lemon and Capers, eight years! — 13 Comments

  1. Commendable Katie! Most Excellent. Love the salmon!
    37 chickens … I guess you have room but wow I think the dogs should learn to blog first!!!

  2. Dan, I shudder to think what life is like in that little village with all of his animals LOL

    Tanna, the dogs will blog before I keep chickens!

    Simona, thanks…. Your blog is close to the same age, I think…. Isn’t it?

  3. Wow. 8 years.

    I’ve actually wanted to ask if long term bloggers go back and read some of their older stuff. I love going back and reading peoples old posts from 8-10 years ago.

    I love old blogs that are still going. I find so much joy in going back and reading old posts. It’s fascinating to follow the changes:

    The changes in the blogger themselves. I’ve seen many a just out of college bright eyed blogger transition through marriage, children, etc

    The changes in blogging itself like you mentioned. From shorter more facebook like entries to rarer but longer ones. People say there aren’t as many comments as before even though they still get readers.

    The sadness of a beloved blog dying out or going private.

    Just want to say thanks for blogging and letting us enjoy wonderful food and a glimpse into your life.

    btw here is the first post on this blog if anybody wants to see the start 🙂

  4. Congratulations on your 8 years, Katie. I agree completely that blogging, and bloggers, have changed a lot since the early years. Better, or not as much fun? I don’t know. I don’t think we ever expected to be at it this long! Thanks for all for enriching our lives with your recipes and stories of life in France.

  5. Congratulations on 8 years of blogging, Katie. As I’m sure you know, I am one of those 8-year bloggers who, for all intents and purposes, no longer, or just barely, blogs. All my dogs passed on, ditto cats, and I gave my remaining chickens away after the great bear invasion, so if your logic is correct, I have no inspiration of the animal pursuation to egg me on, so to speak? Hmm, food for thought. :-). Love your salmon recipe. Keep on bloggin’!

  6. Katie, I have noticed the same trends (except for the technical one – I wouldn’t know if they did change things on that side) of less blogging, losing some altogether, and definitely less comments, even though I seem to have more readers. Sad, really, as I love the comments part nearly as much as the writing part. I have enjoyed over the years all the stories of your life in France, your puppy stories, and seeing the progress your mari is making. I see a lot of what I’d call “professional” blogs these days, but they aren’t very personal and, to me, they are less interesting. Fine to take stunning photos and list amazing recipes, but if they don’t tell me a little about someone’s life, I find them a little disappointing. I’m glad you’re still here. And, yes, I do go back and read my old posts from time to time. Not all of them, but I use the “search” window on Blogger to find ones I want to re-read.

    • I am right there with you Zoomie. I love the community that develops in the comments section. And its a great way to find new blogs. I clicked on your name and there is another wonderful long lived blog to read.

  7. Wowee 8 years! That’s amazing, I didn’t even know what a blog was 8 years ago! Well done! Chickens would be good…

  8. Thanks, Wonky, This is the first time I’ve started at the beginning. I’m checking a lot of those other early bloggers…. sadly, a lot of them are gone. And some of the early photos…Ouch!

    Lydia, I think it was easier in the beginning. I, at least, didn’t worry about the photos and the tech side. It’s still fun, just different LOL

    Thanks Stacy

    I know, Christine…. I miss you. I pop over from time to time to see if anything is new. You need a pet LOL

    Zoomie, I’ve thought occasionally over the years that I should make my blog more professional and less about dirty dogs – but then it wouldn’t be any fun (or my blog LOL)

    Jayne, you get the chickens… I have enough stuff. Yeah, 8 years…..

  9. Eight years! That is amazing, and you have been very prolific at it. Technically, I will have been at it for eight years in June, but there were so many gaps between posts that it feels like four years. Funny, I was counting some of the bloggers I chatted with 7 years ago, and at least 10 are no longer blogging. I miss the earlier days – when it was a hobby. Before interns and agents.

    Anyway, congrats.

    Mimi J, aka Argette (Because WordPress won’t let me post as Mimi)