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TEN-GODDAMN-YEAR Anniversary

January 12, 2004, I started this thing, just a little bit ahead of the full-on blog frenzy. Now I’m still doing it, well after blogs have gotten old and doddering and faintly uncool.

In a perfect world, I would trawl through all the old posts and remind you of the highlights. But where is the time? I am busy eating street food in Bangkok as we speak. VERY busy.

This blog has sometimes emphasized the Roving, sometimes the Gastronome. Sometimes neither. (That post used to have a photo. No thanks to Yahoo, which fortunately no longer hosts this blog, it has vanished. Perhaps for the best.)

Either way, this blog has helped me become a better writer (proof: two posts have been the foundation of two successful book proposals), and I appreciate everyone who has followed along for the ride.

Much love to all, and thanks for reading!

RG in Real Time

Astute blog observers may realize I’m writing about things that happened a bit in the past, which may in turn make you suspect I’m off on another, better adventure. You’re right!

If you want to know what I’m doing minute by minute (oh, so breathless!) right now in Morocco, go ‘like’ Roving Gastronome on Facebook and/or follow me on Twitter.

(Spoiler alert: I am not embroiled in street protests against YouTube videos.)

Technical Difficulties

My WordPress has decided to get cranky on me, making it impossible to insert photos or add links or anything without a lot of hand coding.

I do like hand coding. When I have oodles of time. Now is not that time. So apologies to the exactly one person I know who obsessively refreshes this page every Monday. It must’ve been rough for you there…

Next week, I hope to have it sorted.

(If anyone wants to do any further investigation into the problem, I’d love it, as I haven’t had more than a couple of hours to look into it myself. I’m using WP 3.3.1, Thesis Theme 1.8.1. Auto-insert of pictures won’t work, nor will visual editing, and the whole style toolbar has just vanished. I changed the theme and deactivated all the plugins, so it’s not that, which is what WP forums are suggesting. Also reinstalled WP. No love.)