Comments on: Time to make some changes http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:32:09 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Janet http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1178515 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:25:02 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1178515 I have been following you (and loving everything about your work) since nearly the beginning – when you commented on my NKB post I couldn’t have been more grateful or star-struck. In my opinion, you are today as you were then… Genuine, generous and passionate about all things that REALLY matter in this life. I don’t agree that SK has lost its “soul” as you said or that anything else is fundamentally “wrong” with it at all… Like you/your family, it has evolved – grown up and is reflective of the growth you’ve experienced. I don’t feel slighted in the least bit!

ENJOY your life! Just as the 80/20 rule is true so is the saying that goes:

“No one on their death bed has ever said they wished they spent more time at work!”

xo

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By: ivan http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1171741 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:09:03 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1171741 Jaden,

Glad you are having a rethink! I stopped reading your blog as it lost your fun and character, came out less often, and became a predictable business. Even the format looks like a business with giveaways, not a human being who writes, yes, writes a funny blog every week or so. I’d love for you to have income, and us to love your writing. Back to basics, dropping Pinterest and twitter are great ideas. Scott is amazing, let’s get more of his input, too.

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By: Laurie http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1163134 Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:26:13 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1163134 Hi Jaden, I agree….it’s your art of story-telling and honesty that attract readers to Steamy Kitchen. Good luck with your reflection on your business. Hope we will still be enjoying your efforts for years to come!

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By: Joon http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1157820 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 12:28:32 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1157820 Hi, Jaden. Am glad you had the dream and made the decision. Another friend told me a while back she stopped going to your blog as it no longer caught her interest. And, yes, kitchen and general house clutter need to be cleared once in two years if not yearly! Recently we threw or gave away or sold a third of our stuff, stored the rest in a small apartment and loaded the essential stuff into an RV and went travelling all over Europe. Now that was a liberating exercise indeed.

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By: Alice Wrobley http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1157222 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 01:23:36 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1157222 Good to know you are feeling better. The healing process provides time to think, and sometimes realize the more important things on which to concentrate.
For me, I gave up FB and Pinterest (never one worked for me), but I have grown to like Twitter. I’m a photographer and I enjoy sharing photos with people here in U.S. & other countries. It works for me; I now follow you on Twitter; just never thought to follow you before (you aren’t a photographer that I know of), Anyhow, I look forward to seeing your posts.
I like your blogs & I believe you should write just exactly what you want…that’s what a blog is for…right?
Re. recipes, I want healthy, fresh & tasty Asian recipes which aren’t too complicated for everyday cooking…and sometimes for entertaining. I like your personal comments and thoughts; they are important.
I personally am going wheat & gluten free, so it’s difficult to find fav recipes to fit…but am always looking. When I find a recipe that I like & fits me, I will use it often & be thankful for whoever supplies it to me.
Thank you for asking for comments; I look forward to your future recipes & thoughts.
Alice Wrobley
Twitter: @AWrobley

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By: Deborah Cartwright http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1156706 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:15:13 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1156706 Great blog and I definitely think you have come up with something! I’m 39 and I don’t “get” pinterest or Twitter. Do i have a twitter account yes. Do I use it, no. I think your Twitter followers will understand. Keep being you and I would love to read more personal tales mixed in with your great knowledge of food/cooking!

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By: Marisa http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1155877 Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:47:26 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1155877 I hope that in the new “formula” there’s still room for talking about your urban farming efforts. I *love* those posts.

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By: angelu http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1155716 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:31:24 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1155716 Is there a decline in site traffic? Usually, people reevaluate the “formula” when the formula no longer works. I love your site and I have been a follower for years but I have to agree, it is no longer the same caliber as it used to be. If it’s only the recipe I need, I can just go to all recipes or food network. But people read blogs because of the personal spin given by the blogger. You have built readership from your old style and we are here because it is already a habit. But how will you now stand out and gain new readers? I use to love your photos but seriously, that aged spicy sauce looks messy and uninviting. I know it is hard to make a video and then set up for photos but if you are going to do something, it has to be bat effort. I also find the lay out of the homepage jumbled and confusing. It is how pioneer woman site is set up but then she is a league all her own. I love simply recipes because it is neat and easy to find things. I do understand how we need to put family first but it is not very assuring to hear that hey I am now going to give a half a.. Job because I am now successful and I have to work on more important things. It is an injustice to the readers who have supported you along the way. Reading that reminded me of a burger stand in the Philippines. It started as a small hole in a wall kind of place but grew to a dozen branches in just a few years. Their burgers were fat and juicy and marvelous. I went home last month an I couldn’t wait to try their burgers.. I was sorely disappointed. I could barely see the meat between the buns! I sure am not going back again to that place again. The point of the story is, why are you giving us skinny, dried outbeef patties in our bus when we helped your business grow to a dozen branches? :)

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By: Tarrant http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1153907 Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:37:14 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1153907 Way to go Jaden. I adore the idea of you telling your stories and being less a formula. (Yes, it is a great formula because hey, if I need a recipe I know I can trust yours…but I like the story because I like YOU)

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By: Maryann http://steamykitchen.com/36211-time-to-make-some-changes.html/comment-page-2#comment-1152900 Wed, 11 Jun 2014 23:08:04 +0000 http://www.steamykitchen.com/?p=36211#comment-1152900 A while ago I made a comment on how I found your blog. It was through an article in Creative Loafing (or what ever it was called then). You responded that you were “gobsmacked” , my word, that I remembered that article written so many years ago. What made me seek out your blog was your funny take on an every day activity that we can all relate to. While I love your recipes and the occasional “slice of life” articles it just hasn’t felt the same lately. Jaden, just be who you are. You have a gift for telling a story. Go with it.

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