Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Kitchen Bounty Reaches One Million!

Today, KB reached one million unique viewers. A unique viewer is someone who has clicked on the site for the very first time. Most likely, they will return over and over again, but for now, I have only been counting "unique hits."

I began KB way back in 2008 when I was a member of the writing blog "Open Salon," an adjunct of It was a tightly-knit group of incredible people who were political and creative. It followed a magazine-type format, complete with a cover that changed daily or weekly. Anyone could make cover with an article or photograph they created. It was great fun and very competitive. And, yes, I made cover several times.

People often wrote and talked about food, shared recipes, took great shots of prepared dishes. That's when I began my food-blog journey.

Alas, after the 2008 election, the site fell in disrepair and finally closed. Personally, looking back, especially from what we now know of "social media," I firmly believe it was all a psy-op and, as unique a group as we were, we were studied to death until they had the information they wanted. Remember, this is the time FB is launching. There was no Twitter.

I digress.

Responses to my recipes and columns motivated me to continue. When it went under, I missed it dearly. That's when Kitchen Bounty was born ...

Thanks to all who visit. I especially want to thank those who make the recipes I post and then write back to me, personally.

Now that I am retired, I can spend more time on the website. By the end of 2023, I hope to totally revamp it and to begin videos of the recipes I post once I get a newer kitchen that is more formidable for filming.

In the meantime, be on the lookout for nice giveaways. More on that next week!