Hello there! Who can believe August has already made its yearly appearance and what’s more, is halfway over?? Not this girl!
I think this quote pretty much sums up my feelings! ↑
How has your summer been going? Are you ready for cooler temperatures, or are you trying to hang on to the warm weather as long as possible? I have to confess that after a summer of brutal heat, I am more than ready to kiss the season goodbye!
OK, I know it has been an unacceptably long time since I’ve posted anything – life has been keeping things busy and then to top it off, a thing known as blogger burnout seemed to come from nowhere and hit me with a vengeance…which actually brings me to why I am posting today:
Four years ago, I discovered a love for baking. And because of the amount of baking going on, my family suggested I start a blog; I took the suggestions and started Sempre Dolce. I was and still am a person with a great passion for baking and experimenting with various recipes, and Sempre Dolce was a great way for me to unleash this passion – as well as an opportunity to share yummy recipes with you, my readers and fellow foodies. For a while, I shared recipes from other sources (always with due credit, of course :) and usually with only minor adaptations. Over the years, however, the more I baked the more I became comfortable with making bigger, better adaptations and sometimes even managing to create something on my own. Those recipes are by far some of my absolute favorites; they are the ones that I took from imagination to reality, and something about that feels so gratifying. Yet, sometimes no matter how great an affinity we may have for something, there comes a season where for whatever reason, we no longer feel any inspiration or connection to that something, in my case this blog.
As previously mentioned, due to a bit of blogger burnout right now I can’t seem to muster up any interest or energy for anything remotely blog related. And don’t even mention social media…! I have been taking an extended break and as I continue to do so, will probably be off the blogosphere for the rest of 2018 (which there isn’t much left of, sadly). In the meantime, I have actually been considering a more personal, non-food-related blog – one where I am truly doing it for fun and not having to worry about SEO, stats, social media and all its algorithms, etc. etc. But we shall see. :)
To wrap things up, I just want to say thank you SO much for your readership and interest in my small space on the web – I hope you will still wander over occasionally during my absence and try a recipe or two. Also, if you have any questions or comments, I can still be reached via email or through the comments, so feel free to get in touch!
Wishing you all a great rest of summer!