Kind & Generous

Those of you who follow this blog will likely notice that it’s been some time since I posted new content. In the past, I’ve referenced the phenomenon of blogger’s guilt that I experience when my contributions lapse. I’ll always wrestle with this, but I had somewhat of a revelation I wanted to share with you. 

Towards the end of 2011, I noticed that one of my contacts on Twitter, Andy Donovan, had posted a link to my last blog post, entitled Liquid Gold. I replied to Andy and expressed my gratitude for his kindness, and mentioned, somewhat apologetically, that it had been some time since I posted fresh content. 

His response was salient and concise. He wrote that blogs are a creative medium, like any other, and creativity will always ebb and flow. I started this blog for many reasons – to explore a blogging platform to educate myself for my career in digital strategy, to share my passion for food and health, and to meet others with similar interests and passions. 

What I never expected was that anyone (beyond my friends and family) would necessarily read my writing, let alone derive any value from my musings. Ultimately, I discovered how wonderful it is to put thoughts and ideas into the universe that resonate with other people. The best part of having a blog is hearing back from YOU, the readers so I want to express my sincere gratitude to you for following Sift, Dust & Toss over the past three years and look forward to many more of those lovely interactions in the months and years to come. 

Happy 2012, everyone! It's going to be a great one.


  1. Thanks so much for the kudo and shout out here always I believe that when you tap into something that is what I consider incredible content it just needs to be shared. As we have talked about before inspiration hits you when it hits you and in there is the ebb and flow of blog posting. :) All the best in 2012 to you as well. Cheers my friend. Andy

  2. My pleasure, Andy. I'm glad you saw the post. I wanted to share how much that little interaction had meant to me. What a peach! :)