Happy New Year!

HENTwo months.

Yes, friends and neighbors, it’s been exactly two months since I posted anything here, the largest gap of time without content that’s gone down in four years. Ain’t that terrible?

Not really.

A lot has transpired in the past two months, and I’m afraid that this poor blog has been my neglected child because of it. Owing to the success of Arkansas Food and Farm magazine last year, the Arkansas Times has not only expanded our issue count from two to four, they’ve also tapped me to edit a new publication, Arkansas Made, which will be coming out in June. And there’s still the Eat Arkansas blog, which has expanded to include some new writers (and will hopefully expand more in the coming weeks).

Because I make actual money doing those other things, I’ve put them first. I’m sure you all understand.

But perhaps the best thing that’s come of the past two months is that after several years of peddling my ass all around the freelance market, I’ve been hired on to do all these things full time. Which means that I’ll have more time for my personal writing — which means that we shouldn’t have another two month gap here on Foodies.

If you’ve kept up with us since we first started this thing from a 450-square foot apartment in wilds of Saline County, I’d like to thank you. It’s been a fun journey, with only insignificant bumps along the way. Things are better than ever, and 2015 looks like the year that I finally get to do what I’ve always wanted in terms of promotion of the great state of Arkansas and all the wonderful food folks who live, breathe, grow, cook, and eat Arkansas food.

You guys rock, and we’re going to rock along with you. Cheers, everyone, and here’s to the happiest of new years!

 

 

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