I rarely pay attention to my blog stats, but I happened to notice that this blog is very close to reaching the 1/2 million mark (500,000) of viewers. With the count right now being ~499,400 (I have already forgotten the actual count and don't want to take the time to go back to look at it), and knowing this blog averages 1,000 viewers each day, I expect today is the day that it will go over 1/2 million.
Who would have guessed? Not I. I was already blogging about food and other topics at my dianadyer blog. However, knowing my love for 'all things kale', my friends from the Michigan Lady Food Bloggers group nudged me to start a blog just for kale. I had my 'tag line' already but felt 'stuck' with the rest. In just a moment of brainstorming during a Christmas cookie exchange in 2008, one of them came up with my blog title and another with the calendar logo, so then the rest was up to me. In other words, they told me "No more excuses, start writing!"
I wish I had more time to write. I don't even have time anymore (farming comes first and is never done!) to read all the 'alerts' I get from the internet for articles published world-wide that include the words 'kale', 'brassica', and 'cruciferous. I also have an alert set for 'garlic', and I don't read that either!
I won't know which one of you will be the viewer who puts this blog over that mark (which is not a finish line - and is probably 'nothing' compared to enormously popular blogs - but is just a marker along the way for the many more years to come when I plan to keep writing here), but I thank you, and I also thank all my viewers for checking in here and continuing to come back to see what is new.
'Tis the season to enjoy kale and all other Brassica vegetables. I hope you do just that on Food Day and lots of other days of the year, too!
Where kale is more than decoration on my plate!
Diana Dyer, MS, RD