The end of the line

It’s been a great journey, these last thee years. But – as all journeys do – it has come to an end.

The blog has been petering out for a while now, and I’e decided that the time is right to stop. There are many reasons for this: a change in job and a desire to get some other projects off the ground. But really, the biggest one is a steady waning of enthusiasm for blogging recipes. And if I’m not enjoying it, then what’s the point?

While I’m cooking (and eating) just as much as I always have, it’s harder and harder to sit down and actually write up the recipes. And so it’s time for a change. I’m going to take an extended break from blogging and transform The Grubworm into a more searchable recipe resource. I may add the odd recipe from now on, but only if I really feel like it.

Over the three years and 219 posts I’ve been inspired by commenters and other bloggers to create all manner of interesting dishes and my cooking as a result has come on in leaps and bounds. The credit for that lies squarely with you, so a big THANKYOU for getting involved. It’s been a blast, and I hope you’ve found some good recipes, the odd useful review and enjoyed reading.

Most importantly for me – and one of the original reasons for starting the blog in the first place – I’ve met so many intereting food obsessed people and made some wonderful friends with whom I’ll stay in touch and continue to head out on culinary adventures with.

I’ll still be active on Twitter, Path, Flickr and elsewhere online and will post details of new projects there as they happen.

Thanks again for reading, commenting, sharing and generally making this whole blogging thing fun.

8 Responses to “The end of the line”

  1. catty

    What bullshit! Haha no just kidding. you gotta do what you
    gotta do, and I for one am also glad blogging brought us
    together… remember that first meal at Eastside Inn before they
    closed? Magnamimus. Best of luck with whatever you do with all this
    spare time you’ll now have :) xx

  2. Tom Goskar

    I’ll miss The Grubworm but completely understand that some things need to come to an end. Especially speaking as someone with several languishing blogs!

    I look forward to seeing what you do next. Good luck, and thank you!

  3. Kavey

    Times, they are a-changing but eating and sharing, that’s still the thing. So long to the blog, hope to see you soon!

  4. Mr Noodles

    This is SO sad! But having made the same decision earlier this year I totally understand where you’re coming from. We really must catch up soon!

  5. The Grubworm

    Thanks for the lovely comments all. I have enjoyed running this blog. I won’t disappear altogether though. Thinking of new projects.

  6. Roger

    Sorry to an end to the blog. I’ve enjoyed reading it over the last few years. Thank you and good luck for the future

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