Looking back over the past year in blogging made me come to a conclusion: this blog is effectively over and has been for at least a year. Only 30 posts in 2012 (half the number from 2011), and none of particularly great. I have been especially negligent responding to the comments. I think it is time for this Vegan Dad to retire.
Like most retired dads I will most likely kick around the house grumbling about politics, the economy, and the kids who keep walking on my lawn. I may even, on occasion, do something useful. I will maintain the Facebook page which has put me in contact with so many amazing people, and which has been my outlet for non-food posting.
While I am sad to see the blog go, my non-blogging life is pretty busy. Four kids, three book projects, a wife in grad school, and community obligations don't leave much time or energy to be creative in the kitchen.
It has been an amazing journey and I want to thank you all for making it possible. A blog really isn't anything without the people who read it, comment on it, use it, and share it. Since September 2007 I posted 834 entries that resulted in 5,669,334 pageviews and 10,929 comments. 4628 people subscribe to the blog, and 11,593 people like the Facebook page. Not bad for a dad from North Bay.
While this blog is over, my commitment to veganism is not. I am glad that this blog has been an inspiration to vegans new and old, and I hope it will continue to serve as a resource in the future (I will leave it online so you can comb through the archives). Blogging forced me to expand my horizons and try new methods, flavours, and ingredients. May our culinary curiosity never be sated.
So, that's it for me kids. Take care of yourselves, and do no harm.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Posted by Vegan Dad at 6:54 AM