Not Another Food Blog

I recently read this excellent roundup of food blogs on Cravings. Included are a few I read somewhat regularly, one I read regularly (The Food Section), and a bunch I’d never heard of before. Nine are listed in total. Of course, this is just a drop in the bucket in the world of food blogs. I keep about 10 such blogs in my RSS feed and add new ones frequently (and try to remove those that just aren’t up to quality).

All of this begs the question, why am I starting a food blog. The answer, for now, is that I’m not sure. I like to say that this is really just for me. I’m not sure that’s really true, though. After all, why post it out there for the world if it’s just for me. I spend a lot of time reading about food, eating food, talking about food, and making food. Why not extend that interest a little and start sharing my interest in food?

I’m actually not sure yet what I what HappyConsumer to be. I know I’m not really interested in documenting all of my restaurant meals with vivid photos. Or documenting every meal I cook. I’ll probably post a bunch of links to things I find interesting. From time to time, I’ll post a longer item. I hope to put up a bunch of pictures (courtesy of Kari). I’ll probably talk about well-raised, grass-fed this and that. And, eventually, I think, HappyConsumer will find a voice.