It’s been a bit quiet around here on the blog. Gav must be busy?
Too right I have! Between attending trade shows with Kim to find more potential kits for our store, a marathon chook house clean out with Ben, to moving outdoor furniture around three times to suit Kim’s taste (then putting it back again because it looked better the first time), I haven’t had much me time.
Additionally, I did embark on a massive IT project to revamp my cheese blog, Little Green Cheese. Besides the cosmetics, there is one big reason I’ve been giving it a new look and feel plus beefing up the back-end of the site.
That reason is…..Drumroll please…. I will be contributing to Mother Earth News as an authority on home cheese making! I am writing my first contribution over the weekend.
I’ve been told the following fun facts about the site;
Your posts would be shared with a very large online audience — our website receives more than 7 million visits per month, and we share the best posts in our newsletters (about 400,000 subscribers) and on our Facebook page (1.8 million fans).
That is an incredible audience and I am very excited about that and reaching out to like minded folk about the simple joy of making cheese at home and teaching them the art of the curd nerd. I dare say a few of those visitors will spill over to this blog as well for all its greenness.
The deal with Mother Earth News is a fortnightly commitment (minimum) where I contribute original articles to the Real Food section of the online edition. I don’t think I will have any problems with that, because some of you may know, I was a contributor to the Simple, Green, Frugal Coop for a couple of years as well before it closed down (then restarted, and stopped again). As before, there is no payment for articles, it’s for the love of it which is something I have no issue with at all. After all, that’s why I write most days for you!
So that is my big news of the day. Wish me luck on the cheese front!