Welome to NaBloPoMo 2012

NaBloPoMo 2012

Well, it’s here again.  November is National Blog Posting Month – the time of year when a whole bunch of crazy bloggers commit to updating their blogs every single day for an entire month.  I’ve done it twice before, but 2008 was the last year I was brave enough to join in.  Has it really been four years?  Well, enough time has passed that I don’t quite remember how stressful it was the last time, so I’ve decided to jump in again!

For NaBloPoMo 2008 I actually committed to posting a new recipe every single day, but I am not doing that this year.  That was crazy.  I am, however, attempting to do this while my fiance and I are in the middle of completely renovating a house that we recently bought, so that should make things difficult enough.  Yes, I did say fiance and I did say that we bought a house.  I haven’t shared much of my personal life on here for some time, but it’s been quite a year!  And since I’ll be writing something every day this month, I suppose you’ll soon know more about my life than you ever wanted.

The main reason I’ve decided to do this is that I need to find my blogging voice again.  With all the ups and downs of the last few years (it’s been a bumpy, bumpy road), I really feel like I’ve lost touch with Pinch My Salt.  The person I was back in 2006 when I was a military spouse living in Sicily and the person I am today might not even recognize each other if they were in the same room having a conversation.  And the world of food blogging itself has changed so much since I first started that I hardly recognize it.

So, it’s time to figure out how this new person is going to fit into this new world.  I miss writing.  I miss talking about food with people all over the world.  I miss having this outlet to share what’s going on in my life and I miss hearing back from many of you about what’s going on in yours.

Let the blogging begin!

  1. Abby

    love this!! just signed up too 🙂

    11:47 am  Nov 1st, 2012
  2. Joellen Finnie

    I have missed your comments – I am glad that you are back. I am not a food blogger – but enjoy trying new receipes. I am a mom, grandmom and also enjoy vintage clothes. Keep it up – success in your new you.

    11:53 am  Nov 1st, 2012
  3. Rebecca

    So looking forward to seeing your posts this month. I’ve missed you!

    11:59 am  Nov 1st, 2012
  4. Ricky

    I have always loved your blog! I look forward to good things to come!

    12:00 pm  Nov 1st, 2012
  5. Nicole

    Abby – Yay! Glad you’re along for the ride!
    Joellen – Thank you!
    Rebecca – Thanks for the inspiration! I’m looking forward to getting back into this and to following you this month!
    Ricky – Thank you!

    12:04 pm  Nov 1st, 2012
  6. Olga @ MangoTomato

    Wow, this is quite a challenge!! Good luck. Can’t wait to see what you have coming up 😉

    12:05 pm  Nov 1st, 2012
  7. Ruby

    Welcome back 🙂

    12:22 pm  Nov 1st, 2012
  8. cathy

    Welcome back! Missed seeing you in my inbox 🙂

    5:14 pm  Nov 1st, 2012
  9. Jody

    Glad you’re back!! I LOVE your blog, recipes, challenges and contests. Here’s to new beginnings!

    6:25 pm  Nov 1st, 2012
  10. Erin

    Day One – Success!! Will we make it 2 for 2? PS: Thanks for kicking me back into action. I suppose we’ll all see where we stand in the blogging world when the dust settles…

    8:10 pm  Nov 1st, 2012
  11. Sean

    You said what I feel, too — it’s time to rediscover my blog voice. I’ve committed so much time molding and adapting my voice to fit the needs of freelance writing assignments, I’ve forgotten who I am. Hedonia has always been the place where I could flex those muscles, and I’m stoked to be back at it. Let the games begin!

    9:59 am  Nov 2nd, 2012
  12. Niki Baker

    Glad to see you back! Yours is the first blog I subscribed to when I first began getting back into cooking and baking. I certainly know about bumpy roads (mind is kinda bumpy right now) but I have always found that at the end of the bumpy road we come out stronger and wiser than we started at the other end. Hope things are good for you now 🙂

    10:28 am  Nov 2nd, 2012
  13. LindaS

    Being a new food blogger, I’m always looking for something new that I can try myself and, then, blog about. The one thing that really intrigued me as I looked around your fabulous blog, was the avocado pie. I had never heard of such a thing, but now I have just got to try it. Thanks for your many contributions to my cooking experience.

    12:50 pm  Nov 2nd, 2012
  14. Tianna

    This sounds like fun! Does it count that I normally do this anyway? lol . I’m OCD like that.


    8:05 pm  Nov 2nd, 2012
  15. Barbara

    Ack! This is a great reminder to get back to the things we love and connect with others…and to blog every day.

    11:43 am  Nov 3rd, 2012
  16. Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy

    Nice to see you back! 🙂

    12:50 pm  Nov 4th, 2012
  17. anne

    So glad you posted this it is just the motivation I needed. I am looking forward to following you this month and beyond

    10:19 pm  Nov 4th, 2012
  18. Alondra

    Your readers have missed you! I first discovered your blog when I moved abroad and I’m so glad to see that you’ll be posting regularly again!

    3:40 am  Nov 6th, 2012
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