Coming out… of the pantry

The Passive Gourmet

I started this blog nearly two years ago. It was what I thought (at the time) would be an exercise in writing that might get the words flowing on my PhD. I was hoping that by doing some writing in an area I was passionate about, it might transfer to an area that I was (at the time) less than passionate about. It didn’t. I lived. I learned.

I kept things anonymous at first. There’s no mysterious, sinister or glamourous motive. I have a (small) presence on the web in my professional capacity and an unusual name, so I wanted to be able to blog at will, without it cluttering up any Googling that potential clients or employers might do.

Then something unexpected happened. I connected with people! My interactions/followings/followers via Twitter happened organically, so  I couldn’t event tell you how I came across people. But I did. Really nice people. A couple of them I even shared a baby due date with and have shared our children’s journey. One I have met in real life. Another noticed I was “missing in action” during a stressful interstate move. And too many others to mention.

Anyway, I feel like I am holding back on the friendship with my anonymity. Eight months ago, I added my first name and a witness protection-style picture to my blog, and my name to my Twitter profile.

So here’s me. Out of the pantry. Nice to meet you!


About Passive Gourmet

I'm Danya. Living proof that sarcasm and optimism aren't mutually exclusive. I tweet and blog at the intersection of food, family and fun.
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