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Eight Years of Eating: Still Typing and Typoing Along.

Posted by CMH Gourmand on August 28, 2014

CMH Gourmand began eight years ago today. And I’m still at it. Looking back, I’ve amassed a big body of work. Looking a the whole media empire, over 800 posts have spewed out of the Factory: CMH Gourmand 580+, Street Eats Columbus nearing 50, Taco Trucks Columbus 40, WCBE Foodcast 50, Alt Eats 8 and Bricks of Ohio Blog over 120 and a handful (so far) for Columbus Brew Adventures.

Blogging is not what it used to be. There are a lot of choices out there. Some are great, many go dormant and it seems like trend of everyone having their own blog has died off. Unfortunately, the ubiquitous (hobbyist) Mommy blogs and self-absorbed social blogs persist. CMH Gourmand persists as well – readership is still flatlined – neither growing or dropping, so I thank each of you that still keep with it.

I’d like to do a shout out to a couple of blogs that are worth reading and are written by two guys that have been slugging away for a very long time.

Dave, aka the Clintonville Curmudgeon, has explored the science of grilling, bread baking and more at Weber_Cam since 2003. There is an art in his science. Embrace it, you will be assimilated.

While Jared may have nothing better to do, I’m glad he decided to speed what sometimes feels like every spare moment looking for the vegetarian spin on a wide array of food choices in town from fine dining to the finest dives. Jared is prolific, he writes well and he seems to get the least amount of recognition of the food bloggers out there with the exception of Urbanspoon where he is the king of the pack. Jared started in 2007 and in his first year out he wrote 231 posts. That alone was impressive.

If you have not read these two blogs, give then a shot, just make sure to keep reading mine.


8 Responses to “Eight Years of Eating: Still Typing and Typoing Along.”

  1. hungrywoolf said

    Happy Blogiversary – you omitted WCBE Foodcast which was a big body of work as well.

  2. Eight years – congrats, Jim! Thanks for all you do.

  3. Pats Pints said

    If you look at the lifetime of most blogs I’m willing to bet a few percent at most make it to their eighth anniversary. Eight blog years is like seventy two people years. As a relatively new convert to your food inspired prose I’m glad you’re still blogging.

    • Thanks Pat’s – Beer drinkers should check out Pat’s blog – Pat’s Pints -> and take a look at the links to the left for more great local blogs at Breakfast with Nick, The Breakfast Grub Guy and some non breakfast blogs too.

  4. Congratulations, sir!

  5. AlohaJo said

    Thanks for staying with it. I appreciate the time you put into the writings. I look forward to many more, perhaps we will get to celebrate 25 years of CMH Gourmand.

  6. Congratulations on reaching 8 years! Your blog was one of the first I found and consulted when I moved to this area to find out some of the good eats around here.

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