It is a milestone I might almost have missed if Word press did not send a congratulatory message, blogging has become such an integral part of my life now that it is hard to remember a time without it. I started out very much in “mommy blogger” mode, anxious about food safety, keen to know more about the food that I was setting out on my children’s plates at every meal.
Somewhere along the journey my roots kicked in: something about the way we studied food issues back home in India, where a country faced with famine decided to adopt a brand new technology which transformed the agriculture sector forever, but where hunger and malnutrition were still part of everyday life for so many. There were newer concerns to think about as well: the promise of biotechnology and the distrust it provoked. And most of all, the question of growing food in a world where the growing conditions were being reshaped by a changing climate.
I learned a lot and had fun writing my pieces on food news that was making the headlines. The hardest part about blogging is not knowing if anyone is even reading because not everyone stops to comment (so, a special appreciation for those who have done that!), but the stats assured me the readership if not extravagant was certainly non-negative and that kept me going. When the map shows me that people from the other side of the world have been viewing what I wrote, it is a good feeling, I have to say!
And on to more seeking and writing: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.”
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