Well it’s finally here, the 1st anniversary of Proud Italian Cook! I can’t believe a year has gone by already. I remember before I started this blog, I would browse the Internet and check out all of the food blogs out there, looking at all the beautiful photo’s and reading great stories , and learning about different cultures and food traditions. Having a passion for cooking I wanted to have my own blog but thought it would be impossible for me, how would I start it? How did they get those pictures on line? Remember, I’m from the non-techie generation!
One day my daughter was over and I was showing her some of my favorite blogs and I was saying to her that I wish I could have one of my own. Of course her response was,”I can set you up in about a half hour with your own blog!” What? really? I said. “Yeah, pick a name for it” In the meantime she was typing faster than the speed of light asking me what color background, what font, etc and all the other things you have to do to set up a blog.” Come on Mom! Pick a name I gotta go home” Are you kidding me? You’re just going to leave now? I said. As soon as I came up with Proud Italian Cook she was done with everything else. ” It’s all done, see? I gotta go now”. “Read up on it Mom, you can do it, Bye!”
Needless to say her phone was ringing off the hook from me, question after question, I even gave her my passwords so she could upload my photos from her house, she’s a night owl and so am I,
so many a night I’d be calling her to help me.
Then I noticed the answering machine going on a little more often then before, Hmmm, was that a hint? I did hear her say she created a monster once! So baby step, by baby step, I slowly learned about blogging.
All that being said, if it wasn’t for her, no way would I have started this! So thank you Vanessa! and the rest of my family, for putting up with me.
Now I want to give a big “THANKS” to all of you, my readers, who have made this year so much fun! You have all have inspired me more than you’ll ever know. I appreciate everyone of your comments, and the awards you bestowed on me! I truely feel I have made friends all over the world! I will be forever grate full!!
Now on to the giveaway, I wish I could give each and everyone of you a little something, but this will be given to the one person I pick out of a hat. Just leave a comment on this post, and next Thursday I will pick a name, OK?
The gift includes… A decorative bottle for your olive oil, 2 dipping bowls, a dish cloth with tomatoes on it, a salt and pepper cellar, and 2 glass candies that I purchased in Venice, in San Marco square, when we went to Italy. Remember, all you have to do is leave a comment!
I’m looking forward to the year to come, maybe I’ll even figure out what bandwith is, or how to do a widget, or even a gadget!!