Yesterday marked ten years (!!!) since I started blogging. TEN YEARS!
That’s ten years in my favorite space, right here, with all of you.
Ten years of recipes, rambles and run-on sentences.
Lately, I’ve been telling people that my blog is like a coming-of-age story – while not a literary work of art at all, or even close to a memoir – I have written here almost every.single.day for TEN YEARS. Mostly about my life and family and what’s going on behind all the recipes.
Yes, we all know that I blog about food here, but I think for those of you that have been here, I mean, REALLY BEEN HERE, for years, you know that I blog about more than food. I like to write my blog posts almost like a daily diary. I share more “lifestyle” (whatever that amazing word has become) things on Crumbs, sometimes even three or four times a week.
It means everything to me that you have been here. That you’ve stuck around through my cringiest blog posts (hello), one book, one baby, another baby and another book, but here, every day you stayed with me. And I love you so much for it.
THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
I’ve been blogging for so long, since before social media (okay, ALMOST ALL of social media) existed, before instagram and pinterest and Facebook fan pages. Before sponsored posts were a thing. I hope you know that I would blog if all of those things disappeared. That those things really don’t matter to me. That I love this to a ridiculous level even though it’s become my job. I hope I’ve conveyed that this space, right here, is what matters the most to me!
I love this blog so much, but what I love even more is that you are a part of it.
Your comments and emails and messages make me so happy – like I have a bunch of pen pals.
I can tell you with 100% certainty that there has NEVER been a day I wanted to quit this. Never! Not one! Not a day that I haven’t loved it, haven’t been so grateful, that it hasn’t meant the world to me.
I can not thank you enough for helping to make this space happen, sticking around for the ride and basically becoming my online BFF in a non-creepy way, of course.
108 Comments on “Year Ten.”
Congrats on an amazing 10 years Jessica! You are so hardworking, and it shows. I’ve been here since about 2010 and love starting my morning by reading your posts. I love your writing and enjoy all the different things you post! And it goes without saying, your recipes are amazing! Here is to many more years of success to you :) xxx
I’ve been reading nearly all of those years — so glad you’re still blogging, and thank you for sharing you (and the recipes!)
Congratulations! I started reading during my sophomore year of high school in 2011, and so many of your recipes have made it into my regular rotation
10 AMAZING years! Insanely proud and continually impressed! You are incredible!
Congratulations, Jessica! I’ve been reading for at least 8 of those 10 years and your blog feels like home. I’ve loved watching your family grow, making my Christmas lists from your lifestyle posts, and of course, making so many of your recipes. Thank you for showing up and sharing the way you do. Your blog is a gift.
Congrats on 10 years!!! I’ve followed your blog for more than six of those years and it still always puts a smile on my face and is the highlight of my soul-crushing-cubicle-job every morning :) Thanks for keeping me inspired. Cheers to 10 more years!
I love you too! (In a non creepy invisible internet friend kind of way, of course). I’ve been reading your blog since 2010. I always look forward to it! Thank you for putting so much of yourself in this space in such an authentic way. Here’s to the next 10 years, happy anniversary!
Congratulations! Amazing run – here’s to the next ten!
Ten Years of delighting us all! Thank you for sharing so much over the years Jessica, I look forward to many more :)
You’ve been my all time favorite since January 2011! I first discovered your blog when I stumbled upon your cake batter pancake recipe. I’ve loved following along with you on this amazing journey! Congrats to 10 years!!!!!
congratulations!!! you are truly the best, in content, recipes, life posts, family posts…ALL of it! you deserve all your success for doing such an amazing job here every day, J. I look forward to reading this blog, catching up on the weekends, and i love love love it so much! keep up the fabulous, fantastic work. you are amazing!