A big announcement from EKat’s Kitchen

You may have seen that I’ve been not-so-gently hinting that a big announcement is coming.

After coming back to blogging from an unintended sabbatical just a few weeks ago, I started reviewing what I was writing about, what I wanted to write about, and the path down which I wanted to take this project. The conclusion I came to was that I love EKat’s Kitchen and all of the wonderful friends I’ve made in this community I’ve built, but that EKat’s Kitchen no longer fits the brand I want it to. I found two, no make that three, options in front of me.

Option 1: Keep going with EKat’s Kitchen and rework the focus… some changes with a perhaps more subtle shift

Option 2: Keep the EKat’s branding and expand to an EKat’s World blog with more encompassing information. This would allow me to continue building on what I already have, but allow me to immediately change focus.

Option 3: Make a big, huge, enormous switch to a brand-spanking-new blog, with a new focus, a new theme and, well, new everything.

I agonized… ok, I didn’t agonize, but I did do several informal polls of friends and family.Β  Then one night, before I’d actually made any decisions, in a random wine-fueled stroke of brilliance, I purchased a new domain name, then a hosting package, then a wordpress theme… and, quite frankly, I was unstoppable.

Back up a step. Did you read that? A random wine-fueled stroke of brilliance. Once I had taken that leap the rest of the decision-making process was very easy. As I was trying to figure out just exactly what I wanted to do in terms of hosting, design and more, I sent many frantic emails out, (during the course of which, I’m afraid I may have pestered my friend Alea from Premeditated Leftovers more than I should have), Alea told me to go ahead and write a post titled Random Wine-Fueled Strokes of Brilliance. I want to assure you that this post is in fact coming… just a little bit more slowly than anticipated… one glass of wine at a time. I can’t seem to come up with enough brilliance for an entire post worth of Brilliance.. at least not that still sounds brilliant the following day. Stay tuned.

Back to the story at hand. You may be able to see where this is going. I did, in fact, choose option 3. The past few weeks, I’ve been hard at work learning a new platform (WordPress self-hosted), developing the look and feel of the new blog, and in a challenging process, spending a few hours tearing my hair out migrating all of the content from EKat’s KitchenΒ  over to the new blog. I also have built new Google+ and Facebook pages and developed all of the fabulous subscription options available!

It is with this news, that I proudly announce…

… the launch…

… of…

Salmon at Seven.

 

Salmon At Seven

I’m proud to be announcing a $25 Amazon.com giveaway to celebrate my launch — watch for details soon. Visit me over atΒ www.SalmonAtSeven.com, pick up my button, and be sure to join my new Facebook and Google + pages. Good news, if you already follow me at Twitter, my twitter handle will be changing from @ekatskitchen to @salmonatseven, so existing Tweeps should still be following me!

I can’t wait to continue the friendships we’ve all begun!

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25 Responses

  1. peachkins says:

    Congrats on your new blog, Erin!

  2. createwithjoy says:

    Congrats and welcome back Erin! I just tweeted you and followed you on Twitter and Linky Followers!

    Would love for you to stop by and follow me on Google Plus and Pinterest (I will follow back but hubby is calling!)

    Have a great night and SO glad that you are back! πŸ™‚

    Create With Joy
    http://create-with-joy.com

  3. Congrats on your new venture Erin and welcome back! I know it’s tough going through this. Most of us begin blogs on a whim and then 1 or 2 years down the road realize we want more focus or just something completely different! I applaud you for taking the steps to get where you want to be. I myself would like more focus to Mangoes and Chutney so that people know what to expect when they get there. Good luck, and I will continue to follow along!!!

  4. 21stcenturyhousewife says:

    Congratulations Erin, it all looks wonderful! It’s lovely to see you back blogging again. I look forward to reading more of your posts!

  5. Dan says:

    Random Wine-Fueled Strokes of Brilliance? Like “My Drunk Kitchen?”

  6. girlichef says:

    So excited to have you back! I can’t wait to see the new direction you take. Your new spot is wonderful πŸ™‚

  7. Maggie says:

    Congratulations Erin – beautiful new blog, you’ve done a lovely job.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Welcome Back Erin!
    I have missed you and glad to see you are back. I love your new blog and look forward to your new journey.
    Miz Helen

  9. Congratulations on makes what I consider a huge step in the blogging world. Your new blog is gorgeous and something you should be very proud of. AND I love the name.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. It’s my pleasure to meet you and now I ‘m going to have fun and look around. Happy weekend.
    Sam

    • Sam,
      Thank you. It represents a lot of time on a screen and hair pulling, but now I feel like I have the tools to make it work well! Sometime, I’ll write a post about all the steps I did. Not yet though… not yet! lol. I look forward to getting to know you and sharing ideas and recipes back and forth.

  10. e-Mom says:

    Welcome back!!! And do I ever love salmon… must be the PNW coaster in me. I assume you eat a lot of salmon in Alaska too?

    Have fun with your new blog. :~D

    ~Marilyn (aka e-Mom) @ Susannah’s {Kitchen}

    • Thank you so much!! πŸ™‚ I adore salmon, though strangely, I haven’t done much salmon cooking… I’m a poor fisherman, and must beg, borrow, or cadge my fish. I refuse to buy it since I live in a salmon-rich part of the world!

  11. mommasmeals says:

    Welcome back!! I remember you were one of the first people I reached out to when I started blogging 9 mths ago!! Congrats happy to see you back!

  12. welcome back… with the new look and format, your blog looks like it is on steroids… i love everything about it! Great JOB Erin!

    xo,
    Malou

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