In the world of blogs there are pages and posts. Pages hold static content – not much changes. Posts are ephemeral. They tend to be short articles, and if the blog administrator (me) is on his toes, new posts are published frequently. On JFCooks/Bonnes Bouches you will find a mixture of pages and posts courtesy of the particular theme I’ve used to group information in what I hope is a pleasing format. There is also a “Featured Post” section located between the menu bar and the posts section where a special post, such as the charming story Sam Gregory tells about his mother’s soufflés, can stick around.
I was asked recently why my website these days seems to be largely focused on recipes and cooking techniques rather than my stated intention of planning and preparing festive meals and special occasions. Rest assured I continue to write about special occasions but I have placed those pages in a drop-down menu entitled “Dinner Party Archives” located in the menu bar just below the Bonnes Bouches title. Perhaps I could draw a little more attention to the content, but it is there and I regularly update that section. It is also the place where you can refer to a recipe for a dish, or a whole meal, that you may have read about in the past. I usually update the pages after a dinner has been held to report on what went well and what didn’t.
The posts I write, and for which, subscribers are notified, appear farther down on the Home page. My posts tend to be short articles generally, inspired by whatever happens to be on my mind at the time, or what interesting foods, or cooking techniques I’ve encountered. I enjoy writing posts and from what you’ve probably noticed nothing stays on my mind for long.
Today I have entered a page in the “Dinner Parties and Special Occasions” section that reports on an Impromptu Dinner Party that has come about quickly due to the arrival of an out of town guest. This wont be a pull-out-the-stops, type dinner but all the dishes are tried and true and I am very much looking forward to spending time with our friends. After all, the guests are the real reason for festive meals.