Every January I study on what I’d like to accomplish on the Blind Pig and The Acorn in the coming year. First and foremost I’d like to continue to celebrate and preserve my rich Appalachian culture and heritage. Come March I will have been blogging about Appalachia for 12 years, a length of time which is almost unheard of in the world of blogging.
Other plans I have for 2020
- I’d like to get the girls and The Deer Hunter to contribute to the blog with their own posts like Paul does. This was on my 2019 list of wants too. Paul certainly contributed again during the year and one girl wrote one post so there’s that 🙂 Hopefully I can make better progress on this goal in the coming year even if I have to hog-tie them.
- I enjoy talking about the language of Appalachia so I’m always wanting to figure out how to talk about it more.
- I’d like to say 2020 will be the year I add a premium feature to the Blind Pig and The Acorn, but I’ve wanted that to happen for about three years now. I do aim to make progress on the goal this year. With the rising costs of managing a website figuring out how to make enough money to cover the costs has become a necessity.
- I’m finally working on a cookbook. Or I should say the beginnings of what we hope will be a cookbook. Jim Casada is actually the workhorse behind the endeavor and he is generously pulling me along behind him for the ride. I’ll share more information about the project in the coming months.
- I’m always hoping to meet more of you. I was fortunate to meet several Blind Pig readers in 2019.
- I’ll be teaching at John C. Campbell Folk School in August of 2020 so be on the lookout for those details if you’d like to take the class. I promise we’ll have great fun and eat good food 🙂
I’m hope each of you will continue to visit Blind Pig and The Acorn during 2020. And if you know someone who might enjoy the blog, please send them my way.