I started this blog almost two years ago when I moved to Cincinnati and started my work as a freelancer. In the 22 months since that professional switch, this blog has been a bit of a mirror for my professional exploring (wandering or flailing might be better word choices) and personal change.
As social media evolves and I grow as a writer and communicator, I’m trying to push into what I want my online presence to look like and how to pursue that with integrity. Specifically, I’m trying to figure out what I want this blog — my itty-bitty piece of real estate on the Internet — to look like.
While appreciating the art and usefulness of blogging, I have no desire to consistently write posts about my thoughts and opinions on a particular topic. In fact, I find the pressure to blog keeps me from honing my writing. Moreover, with the plethora of blogs on the Internet, I find there is little return based on the effort I’m willing to put into blogging.
So, as I’ve silenced the voices of what I “should” do and stopped trying to imitate those I admire, I’ve realized two things.
I love to read and understand the diverse perspectives on all things food, whether that’s the best way to raise soybeans or the merits of the Paleo diet.
I love to share what I’m learning about food in a transparent, relatable style with those outside the food/ag bubble. I want to empower men and women like me so that we can make informed choices about the food in our kitchens instead of making decisions because of fear and peer pressure.
What does this for AbigailMurrish.com?
Instead of attempting to maintain an editorial calendar and prepare posts on a consistent basis, I’ll be offering a news service for your benefit.
At the start of each day, I’ll share an article pertaining to the science and lore behind our food, add a paragraph or two of commentary and pose some questions for thought. I’ll talk about everything from GMOs and animal welfare to the differences between the American and French approach to cuisine and why hospitality matters.
I’ll likely still share some interesting thoughts, tips and tricks pertaining to food and agriculture. Because let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to read about important topics Scotland’s gin trail?
I would LOVE for you to subscribe to my blog so that the articles I share with you are delivered straight to your inbox every day. You can sign up using the short form in my sidebar!
A huge thank you to those of you who read my writing and encourage me!