Every once in awhile, the American Table undergoes a re-set – a fallow period when I can catch up with some of the work that I’ve been putting off while blogging, make some adjustments, and plan ahead.
In the past few months, I’ve been teaching and working part-time while continuing at my current job in advertising. I’m pushing through with revisions on my dissertation and hope to be done this year (and not a moment too soon). But even while life has kept me busy and not cooking as much, I’ve been keeping up with things here.
For starters, you’ll notice a significant re-design over the past month – a re-design that includes improved navigation, embedded social media functionality, mobile and tablet templates, and a magazine-style layout that will help you to find the content you’re looking for.
The blog continues to reach new audiences, with over 1,800 unique visitors in the month of May. My article on How Bacon and Eggs Became the American Breakfast and my series on the American Butcher have been picked up by several blogs and have been featured on Reddit and Listverse.
The American Table now has over 2,000 followers on Facebook, where the “This Day in American Food History” posts will be returning soon. An average of 30 pins on American Table Pinterest boards are liked and re-pinned every day, with nearly 200 subscribed followers across the boards.
In other words, the site is continuing to grow and I can’t thank you enough for following along on the journey. In the coming weeks, you’ll notice new recipes and articles, and a new feature where I will be exploring retro magazine recipes – the good, bad, and sometimes the downright inedible.
Once again, welcome to the table. Pull up a chair…
All the best,