I’m full.

Hey! Remember me? I used to blog… right here in fact. A little food blog that started way back in 2005 as an experiment that I never really thought anyone other than my husband (thanks, honey!) would read. At the time, I was trying to learn more about social media… long before Twitter, Facebook was only for the .edu folks and the hardcore marketing junkies — like me — were trying to figure out how to get off orientation island (high five to those of you that get this reference). And then there was blogging… As a PR person by trade, I was fascinated by this new medium. So I wanted to learn everything I could. And the best way to learn something is to try it first-hand. And if you’re going to blog, you might as well blog about something you love. To me, that was a no brainier… local food and the best location in the nation. And so Cleveland Foodie was born.

And it sorta took off. Who knew. This part still baffles me. But I am so unbelievably grateful for all of it. The blog led to amazing opportunities, friendships, introductions and experiences I know I would not of had the privilege to participate in if it weren’t for Cleveland Foodie.

It’s been a great ride and a lot of great eats. But… I’m full.

When I started this blog, I wasn’t married and didn’t have my kids. And worked for someone else. Now, 8+ years later, I have two amazing girls, a simply fantastic husband and am the co-owner and founder of a little boutique marketing engagement agency called Hello. Life is good.

Along the way, something had to give, and that’s been this blog and all my freelance food writing. My love for Cleveland and all our amazing chefs and restaurants is as strong as ever. I will proudly continue to support all the good that continues to happen for our town, just in different ways.

I’ll say again what I said on Day 1: I have no idea what I’m doing. I am in no way a professional. I just really, really love food. And was so happy to share what I learned and discovered along the way.

Thank you for letting me! It’s been so fun talking food with all of you and promoting our city together. We are such a lucky bunch and I still wholeheartedly  believe… any local CLE restaurant could go up against the so-called best across the country and come out ahead!

Ciao.

9 Comments

  1. Posted November 12, 2014 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful years of blogging and for introducing us to so many of Cleveland’s wonderful restaurants. Your voice will be missed, but I’m sure we will continue to hear it in other ways. All the best!

  2. Posted November 12, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m so sad to hear this, but honestly am not surprised. Blogging is super fun but a lot of work! I’ve always thought you must be related to Wonder Woman, especially when you started Hello. I’ll miss Cleveland Foodie but I’m so thankful to have met you because of it.

  3. Posted November 12, 2014 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear this but life happens. Enjoy all of the other things that make you happy and we’ll keep an eye out for you in any new hot spots around town!

  4. Posted November 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    So sorry to hear this but life happens. Enjoy all of the other things that make you happy and we’ll keep an eye out for you in any new hot spots around town!

  5. Posted November 12, 2014 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all you did to explore and celebrate our food community. We’ve always been fans and we are so inspired by all you did with your blog. You helped pave the way for the rest of us who have joined the conversation about our amazing local food community.

    Here’s to great success with everything now on your plate!

    Farewell. Your voice will be missed!

    Noelle

  6. Mike T
    Posted November 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Keep this blog around.. You might get hungry later on, and it certainly doesn’t hurt to nibble between meals!

  7. Posted November 14, 2014 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I’ve enjoyed your blog and am glad that your career has taken you in this fabulous direction. Best wishes going forward and keep playing with your food!

    Nancy

  8. Elaine Cicora
    Posted November 14, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    So glad our paths crossed during our mutual food-writing periods. I truly understand the notion of getting “full”! Best of luck going forward, and keep in touch!

  9. kelly taylor
    Posted January 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    always looked to your blog for restaurant reviews. love it!