I don't usually post emails. However, given the following email – I couldn't help not responding to this. A reader, wrote the following email. Since she/he wasn't courteous enough to give their proper email id, I had to respond through this post, hoping that she/he will provide some feedback later on.
From: Simran <[email protected]>
'you are a typical mallu....ain't ya? Poor anita had added u'r link stating 'my cousin'. you on the other hand, not even included her in your foodroll, tat explains kinda person u are ...u changed the format ? i think u used to have her link before...i use d to visit either one of u'r blogs to navigate to the other one. btw, the font tat u used for the about page is not looking good...try something else , ok? i know u are mad at me...we mallus usually gets mad , when someone points our mistakes(inlcuding myself)...but how can u not include a sweet soul like anita...i don't know her in person, but i'm an ardent fan of her dishes
I dont think you need an intro forÂ Annita, she is my cousin. She is an accomplished blogger and I admire her work a lot!
Simran, thank you for your critical email. I appreciate such emails, because they always reveal a way to better ourselves – whether we like it or not.
When we re-designed the site, we moved the foodroll/links to a separate special page http://www.mariasmenu.com/links – we did this for two purposes, to make navigation simple and to build a food bloggers directory. Whenever I find an interesting blog/site that I wish to revisit, I add it to this directory (and Annitas has always been there!).
Like many readers, I find it a great way of getting around between blogs without having to save bookmarks on the computer. However, we made the directory in such a way that the links rotate, hopefully giving every blogger a chance to be at the top, rather than just alphabetically ordered. Try refreshing that page a couple of times and you will see what I mean.
Last of all, we wish we were typical Mallus – if by that you mean a people with a great culture, risk taking ability, adventurous! However, I think stereotyping mallus as ‘getting mad at people for pointing out their mistakes' and ‘being ungrateful', is not fair. This behaviour depends on the attitude of the individual.
And btw, It would be helpful if you could clarify a bit more about the font??
Dear Readers/Friends/Bloggers… if I've made a mistake, please point it out – I really appreciate the feedback! If there's something you'd like to see on this site, for recipes… contact me, for site features or related issues… contact my husband! (just kiddin, you can email me! :)
We're not perfect but we will better it over time. Thanks for your attention!