OK....... I've 'ummed' and 'aahhed' over posting this. I am not usually one to put myself 'out there' or to 'blow my own trumpet', but on balance, I decided I couldn't let this achievement slip by without some acknowledgement........ My little blog has made it onto the pages of Blogosphere Magazine!
The lovely Dom over at Belleau Kitchen picked Gluten Free Alchemist as one of his five selected blogs....... Really? Me? I was in there with Dolly Bakes, Mark's Veg Plot, Parsonage Cottage Kitchen and Gingey Bites.
If you have never seen it, Blogosphere Magazine is written by bloggers for bloggers and brings together the best of the blogging world in a quarterly independent print publication. Looking through 'my' issue, it is full of features on amazing blogs...... from travel, photography, fashion and beauty to fitness, food, lifestyle and parenting. It's "an offline guide to the online world" (blogospheremagazine.com).
Launched in 2013 by Alice Audley, the magazine has grown and evolved to include advice columns, listings, articles on social media stars and fascinating interviews with bloggers, who are clearly experts in their field. I feel quite humbled to be in amongst such talented and interesting people.
My page features my Roasted Vegetable Soup recipe from back in April last year, garnished with croutons made with my gluten free Brown Bread-Maker Loaf and Crispy-Fried Parsley. It is so exciting to see one of my recipes in print....... When I first started blogging in 2013, I just occupied my own little corner of cyberspace..... blogging a record for my daughter. Although I still see Gluten Free Alchemist as a tiny player in a huge social media world, I am proud at what I have achieved in my four years, especially alongside the pressures and time constraints of parenting and a full-time job in the public sector. Getting recognition is not something I ever expected, but it is so good when it comes...... and it is great motivation to finding continued time to cook, photograph, write and post in an ever chaotic world.
So thanks Dom. Much appreciated.
Sadly, I didn't manage to get to the launch party in London as we are currently going through a major, month-long inspection at work and my hours have been stretched and my energy depleted. I was gutted to say the least, but sadly, that's life! At least I have my copy of Blogosphere to hang not to.....
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