Four years ago I was scared. Was this a project people would be interested in? Would people care at all about what we had to say? Well, I’m still here plugging away four years later.
Today I’m launching the Home Ec 101 Forums.
So go ahead, jump into the forums, say hi and introduce yourself on the introduction thread. I’ll be around most of today to make sure the launch goes smoothly. You see, as with any aspect of self-improvement, like an exercise regimen or a diet, becoming a more capable adult is pretty personal. It’s hard to get our spouses and friends excited about little accomplishments and milestones, but here and on the forums? We’ll be celebrating with you. Did you decide to try a new recipe? Great! Share the experience. I’ll talk about food all day long, it’s what I love. Have you set a goal to declutter your apartment? Someone out there has the same goal and wants an accountability partner. Challenge each other, I guarantee you’ll have better results just knowing someone else is working with you. So jump in, say hello, and let’s get started. My goal is to have a space where chatting is encouraged and questions are answered.
In other news. . .
Home-Ec 101 the book should be released in two weeks. Two weeks! Did you read that? Two weeks. I wish I could tell you the exact date, but it hasn’t been confirmed. Want to know something even crazier? Home-Ec 101 will be distributed in Canada, the UK and Australia. To borrow a friend’s term, I have no file for that. I’m excited.
It’s been an incredible ride. Almost 1.5 million people have visited this site.
Thousands of you have downloaded the printable weekly chore chart.
And I can’t tell you how many kind emails I’ve received over the past few years thanking me for the site. I do not have words to express how gratifying it is to know that slowly, I’m accomplishing the goal of helping adults learn the skills that make life a little easier, a little less expensive, and a little more enjoyable.
You guys are amazing, I can’t thank you enough for the support you’ve given over the past four years.
Thank you. I’m looking forward to the future.