Tag Archive for 'side project'

Launching What Dawn Eats

I’ve been completely neglecting this blog over the past couple of months, and for those of you who’ve been wondering what I’ve been doing, I’ve been working on a new side project. What Dawn Eats: Vegan Food That Isn’t Weird is a blog right now, but it will also be a cookbook in a month or two! The idea behind the cookbook was to get all of my recipes into a format where I could share them in one bundle, mostly for friends and family. I’ve been keeping track of my recipes for my entire adult life and have been keeping them in electronic format with the goal of eventually creating some kind of cookbook. I decided over the Christmas holidays this year that I had enough recipes to finally tackle this project, and I’ve been working on it pretty steadily since then.

I decided to start by launching the What Dawn Eats blog where I will post a few recipes a week from the cookbook to give you a feel for the types of recipes that you will find when I publish the book. I’m currently in the final editing and formatting phase, so I hope to have the cookbook available for purchase in June or July. It will be available as a print book and PDF download to start, and I will probably convert it to the kindle format eventually. If you want some other format, just let me know. Since I’m self-publishing the book, I can be pretty flexible about formats or other requests.

In typical geek fashion, you can watch for new recipes in a variety of ways:

Expect to see more recipes posted over the next couple of months along with an update containing more details when you can start ordering the cookbook on What Dawn Eats.

Launching Rednecks in the Wild

I like to occasionally launch random websites, so here’s my latest: Rednecks in the Wild. Rednecks in the Wild is a website where anyone can submit pictures of homo redneckus aka “rednecks” in their natural habitats.

Here’s how you can participate:

Here are a few of my favorite pictures so far:

Some of you may be wondering how Rednecks in the Wild got started. I grew up in rural Ohio, and I know that there are plenty of funny redneck pictures out there, so I bought this domain over a year ago with the idea of building this website. Shortly before the holidays, I started looking at all of the domains that I own and decided to start working on this one. I started building Rednecks in the Wild a couple of weeks before my vacation with the goal of launching it toward the end of the holidays. Some of you may have noticed a couple of posts on Twitter and Facebook with links to the website, but I’ve been relatively quiet about it to give me time to build up a good base of content before launching it. This is just a fun little project with no huge grand ambitions, but the hope is that at least a few people will get some enjoyment out of it.

Do you have a funny redneck picture to submit to Rednecks in the Wild?