I became familiar with so many new bloggers whom I hope to continue to follow. I have read so many posts with different styles, and voices and perspectives. I learned about new dishes and cuisines and ingredients. I had a great time being primped and posed like America's Next Top Model by my daughters who helped with the concept and the taking of my PFB profile picture. I enjoyed support from family and friends and readers.
Am I disappointed? Yes of course. Competing successfully and having your blog assessed by judges whom you respect as worthy is very validating, and as a Type A personality, I keep second guessing, "What could I or should I have done differently?" What can I do to make my blog better? How can I connect with more readers, increase my appeal? I will have to experiment, and stretch, and polish.
So now that my time as a competitor is over what will I do? First I will support my friends who are still competing in PFB ! I will turn my immediate focus on getting ready for my son's wedding on October 16 and the rehearsal dinner that I am hosting at our home. I will make new dishes and work to share the stories that go with them. I will share with my readers new restaurants, new ingredients, new experiences and I hope that these shared experiences will make my food and my life richer and full of flavor!