Thursday, June 2, 2011

#Blogforchange

Recently there have been several blog posts going around Twitter with the hash tag #blogforchange. I personally find that this is a noble aspiration, using what one writes to inspire and motivate people around the world. And maybe it made me realize that I need a little change myself.

For more than a year I have tried to ask the question "What should I be eating?" And today I feel pretty confident about that. We focus on proteins and veggies, unindustrial and minimally processed foods. We limit sugar and refined products.

I have lately been searching for either things to write about or the time to write about the topics I really want to address. Either ideas or time have been in short supply. I have also been afraid of coming across as uneducated, unprepared or offensive. Today I challenge myself to talk about the more controversial issues that I really want to address. I will still of course have some posts about talkative vegetables or some other uninventive seasonal recipe. I like to do those every now and then. They feel good.

But a new challenge is upon me. I would like to spend some time answering the questions 'How do we eat?' and 'Why do we eat?' I would like to spend more time addressing current events and educating myself on food policy. I would like to talk about the stuff other people leave out of their posts. I promise you to be more frank and controversial in the coming year. Not just for the sake of being controversial but because I have at times held myself back from certain comments for fear of judgement. I don't wish to write myself into a corner.

This is where you come in. I need something from you in exchange for all this personal blood-letting. I need you to comment and tell me when I am wrong. I need some correction and opinions people! I am curious what you think about food movement elitism, farm subsidies, nutritional science and current parenting philosophy. Are you ready? Can you handle that?

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! :)

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  2. Do it Lady! That's why we're all here, isn't it?

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