Thank You

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Teaching in Dubai in October 2013, thanks to Food Blogger Connect.
That’s me, lucky enough to teach a food writing workshop in Dubai this past year, thanks to Bethany Kehdy and Food Blogger Connect. From there, I vacationed in Jordan and Israel. (Photo by Owen Rubin.)

At the end of 2013 — my fourth year as a blogger — I’m taking time to say how grateful I am to have you as a reader. Whether you’re a frequent commenter or you’ve never left a note, I’m thankful you’re here. 

To be honest, sometimes I’m surprised that anyone wants to read, considering how much noise is out there. I’m grateful when you share my posts with others too, and when you email me to say you liked a post or it meant something.

Overall,  I feel lucky — lucky to have this blog as a way to communicate with you, and as a place to share my thoughts. I have space to crack myself up, and, most importantly, to keep writing, every week. 

A few years ago, I stopped writing. I didn’t like the hassle of freelancing, and the content bored me. I started this blog only because I needed to understand blogging for a new chapter in Will Write for Food. I didn’t know then that blogging was a new way to keep writing, learning, and communicating. The blog has been more satisfying than I ever imagined.

On top of that, I’ve met some of you at workshops and conferences. It’s a pleasure to put a face to a name, and to learn more about you. Sometimes, from these associations, friendships evolve, whether in person, in email or on social media. 

Blogging must be catnip to the old saying that “writers write.” We have something we need to get out. Thanks again for supporting me.

Happy end of the year, and here’s to a productive year of writing in 2014.



  1. says

    Happy, happy New Year to you too. Your blog and newsletters are so incredibly valuable to those of us in the food writing community. We’re grateful to you! All the best in 2014. Cheers. Jennifer

    • diannejacob says

      Thank you Jennifer, and it’s lovely to hear from you.

      You get the first and only comment, as I had to publish the post before I turned them off! So you are representing all readers here, and it’s just what I would want to read.

      Now everyone, please go off and enjoy your holiday.