It's that time of year again: the fruitcake catalogs and brochures are coming in the mail. Gethsemani Farms Trappist Monks bake a delicious booze-soaked cake, one of which my husband orders every Christmas. I used to turn up my nose at those fruitcakes, but after a few years of them being around for the holidays and feeling a little adventurous, I cut off a piece, picked out the raisins, and sampled one. Not bad. In fact, it was pretty good.
It was last year at fruitcake time that I decided I would start a blog. First I had to learn all about blogging, so I read The Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging and The Everything Blogging Book.Then I had to decide what I would write about in my blog. This is where it got a little tricky. I knew I wanted to review books for middle-school readers. But I also wanted to blog about writing. And movies and old television programs. Maybe music. Occasionally cooking. So, like a fruitcake, my blog will have a little bit of everything, and like a Texas fruitcake heavy on the pecans, my blog will be heavy on the middle-school book reviews. At least that's the plan.
So before another year goes by and the fruitcake beckons again, I begin my blog.