Wow. Just…wow. I am completely blown away by all the kind, supportive, encouraging responses that are pouring in on yesterday’s post. Some of them have literally made me teary-eyed. The affirmation, enthusiasm, and wisdom you’ve all offered is amazing…I am touched. To all of you – regular commenters, first-time commenters, and non-commenting readers alike – I want to say the hugest THANK YOU ever!
I want to reply to each and every one of your comments, as I always do, but the sheer volume of responses is daunting, to say the least. I am going to try my best to reply to all of them, but it may take me some time, and the depth and detail of my replies may be less than your comments deserve—fair warning. But please, please know how indescribably much I appreciate and cherish every single response.
It sounds like I have far more people standing behind me and my message than I ever realized. You guys have given me a huge boost of confidence in my cookbook, and now I’m chomping at the bit to get the publishing-ball rolling!
I decided that regarding fans, followers, and potential cookbook buyers, I want to have some raw data (pun intended) to offer prospective publishers. So I created a quick survey to help me gauge public interest in my cookbook. It’d mean a lot to me if you would take this survey—it’s only 3 questions, it’ll take under one minute to complete, and it’s 100% anonymous.
You’ve also taught me that I need to quit being self-conscious about self-promotion. I feel a certain amount of unease when it comes to generating buzz about myself (who doesn’t feel a little odd telling people why they should think you’re awesome?), but it’s time I cast that aside and put the marketing pedal to the metal. In fact, next week, I’ll be announcing my first truly big opportunity as a chef, for which your help will be invaluable. So stayed tuned here, on Facebook, and on Twitter for details about that.
Getting over my bashfulness, one random photo at a time.
Also, as I was receiving your comments last night, I experienced a surge of inspiration that propelled me straight into the kitchen. Right then and there, I created a brand new recipe, and it was successful on the very first take. I’m excited to say that I will be sharing that recipe with you tomorrow!
Enlarged to show detail 😉 You will LOVE THIS!
In conclusion: Thank you, thank you, and thank you again! You guys are THE BEST.