Hello Cookie Pals!
And yes, I am still here. For those just catching up, I’ve been in San Francisco attending a conference for bloggers in the BlogHer network – a group of people, mostly women, who write about all sorts of topics. There are a handful of food bloggers here including my friends Kalyn, Kath and now Lydia, but I’ve also had a good time getting know gardeners, mom bloggers, sex bloggers, super-funny bloggers and women who are really into politics. Despite our differences in expertise, we’re all here to learn how to be better photographers and writers….and if you want to get deep about it, people who chronicle life via blogging. One of the best things I’ve taken from this conference was from a blogger who said, during a keynote speech, that we don’t do this because there’s something in life that’s lacking – it’s because we want to hold on to it and have so much to share. And that’s how I feel about blogging, even though I do it through cookies.
And being cookie crazy has other advantages. For instance, the people who read Cookie Madness are smart, friendly, and giving people. One reader, Katy, brought me fresh baked cookies and gave me a tour of the San Francisco Farmers’ Market. And then there are all of you who gave me tips on navigating the city. After the comments from the past week, I am convinced that I have the best readers in the world.
That being said, I’m feeling bad about not having photos or cookies this weekend. I will post some when I get home to Photoshop. Fuzz’s clunky laptop keeps crashing when I try to edit photos.