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Upcoming… – swell

Upcoming…

I have a cookbook review that is long overdue, which I’ll be posting in the next week or so.

In other news, I think that I will no longer be updating swell after that. I feel like there have been many shifts and changes in my life, and I no longer have the passion for blogging that I once did. Part of that is feeling a little burnt out on cooking and baking (because it’s what I do for work), part of it is feeling like I don’t have the time and energy to dedicate to make this blog what I wanted it to be, and part of it is feeling like I’ve slowly pigeon-holed myself into a recipe blog that feels pretty constraining and creatively oppressive. I don’t think, either, that I have the energy to try and reformat and reorganize this blog to change that. It seems like every post lately has begun with an apology about not blogging for so long (which is both embarrassing and annoying for me), and it finally seems like time to bite the bullet and let go.

“Goodbye posts” are kind of bittersweet, but I’d rather have someone come out and say they’re leaving, rather than just disappearing and wondering if they’re okay. I am okay, really. And I still read other people’s blogs daily, even if I don’t comment!

So look for a cookbook review coming up (it’s a good one), and know that I’m still around in other ways if you need to contact me or hear about my little bursts of gastronomic delight (still pretty Twitter-y on occasion; you can follow @swellveganblog).

8 Responses to “Upcoming…”

  1. Oh, Bummer. I just recently found your blog and have been working through some of the recipes. And I think I live where you live (Minneapolis?) and was hoping at some point you could point out great places to eat.

    But I understand all of your reasons. You can’t be good at what you can’t put your heart into. Too bad I don’t tweet or twitter yet. And yes, the goodbyes are appreciated.

    Will you leave the blog up or should I be frantically printing recipes?

    Best of Luck. Thank you for what you have done.

    • A-K says:

      Yes, I do live in Minneapolis! You can still email me about places to eat if you like :)

      I will be leaving the blog up until the domain expires, which, if memory serves me right, should be sometime this spring (March, I think).

      Thanks for your lovely words, they are appreciated.

  2. Greta says:

    Åh nej, vad ledsen jag blir! Din blogg är verkligen en av mina favoriter. Men samtidigt förstår jag att när det inte är roligt så är det inte värt det. (Fast jag hoppas ändå att du ändrar dig och börjar igen!)
    Tur att jag började följa dig på twitter. Hoppas du förstår det här, jag är fortfarande inte säker på hur mycket svenska du pratar… Men massor med kramar!

    • A-K says:

      Greta – Jag förstår allt! Det är bara lite läskigare när jag måste prata eller skriva själv. Jag läser ditt blogg ofta också för att öva min svenska :)

      Tack för allt fina du skrev…det betyder mycket. Vi får se om jag börjar om igen. Kramar till dig med!

  3. Jes says:

    I’ll miss you friend, especially since I just re-found you after the burned out period in my life earlier in the year. Best wish & peace & if I ever make it to Minneapolis I’d love to find ya and chat over some awesome eats!

  4. Mihl says:

    I always really enjoyed reading your blog and looking at your photos. I will mis you. But I can understand your decision.

  5. Caitlin says:

    Shoot, I’m another reader who just recently discovered your blog. I understand though, my blog rarely gets update outside of VeganMoFo. I’ll just have to make a point of reading through old posts.

  6. Mandee says:

    A.K! I have missed checking your blog and I am so happy to have read your latest posts so that I now know you won’t be leaving us!

    I think you can definitely make Swell Vegan into more than a recipe/food blog – just do what suits you, hun!

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