I have an announcement. Drum roll please…
Are you ready? Here goes…I have started up a second blog! Da Daaaa!!! I know what you’re thinking; this is madness, to give myself something else to fit in to my busy schedule. That’s what you’re thinking, right? You’re probably right, but let me explain…
Back in September I wrote a post entitled ‘What DO you do about fudge that hasn’t set?’ That post has ended being my most visited post of all time. The post features quite high up on the list if you type things like ‘why hasn’t my fudge set’ into Google (or it does on the UK Google when I’ve tried it anyway). In December alone that fudge post received 676 views, which I’m sure you’ll agree is pretty high for a three month old post. Obviously December is a big fudge-making month, what with Christmas ‘n all, but even before December, and now post-Christmas, not a day goes by without several visits being made to that page.
I found myself thinking that I should do more for all these people who are coming here wanting fudge advice. WordPress advise doing follow-up posts if you have very popular posts, and I considered that, but in the end I decided to set up a completely separate blog, not just about fudge, but about all kinds of sweet things. I’ve called in Sugarness – see how clever that is? ‘Sugar’ because it’s about sweet stuff, and ‘Ness’ because that’s short for Vanessa! (Yes, I am rather pleased with myself about the name. I’m going to say it again…Sugarness). You can go and check it out here – http://sugarness.com/ Or by clicking on the screen grab image of it here:
I set it up on 1 January, so there’s not a whole lot on there yet, and I’m still tinkering with the layout and the widgets and the oojamaflips, but seeing as a few people have already found it and ‘liked’ the two posts I’ve put up, I thought I’d better officially unveil it. It has two followers already, yay! Both my children enjoy cooking and baking, so it’s something I can get them involved with. I’m also hoping that as the site grows, people will submit recipes etc to me, so that I don’t have to do ALL the work (that’s a hint by the way; info on how to submit recipes is on the ‘Get Involved’ page on the site). Anyway, we shall see how it goes, it’s all quite fun so far.
And speaking of drum rolls, I completely forgot to announce the winner of the Amazon gift card I gave away on my author chat post. I didn’t forget to do the draw; I put all the names in my son’s cycle helmet and got him to draw one out, and he drew out littlemisswordy I did let her know, and bought her the gift card, so I did all that malarkey, but I just forgot to announce it on here for anyone who might have been waiting anxiously to hear! So anyway, congratulations littlemisswordy!
Yep, I think that’s all my announcements. You can put the drum away for now.