Have you ever heard of KISS? Nope, not the band or the actual act, the acronym, you know the one: “Keep it simple stupid”! We have tried, oh man have we tried but it just isn’t happening and we need your help.
John and I have this compulsion issue; we add or remove a bit of this, a little more of that, a pinch or two of something special to take it over the top. This sickness is what keeps us going then prevents us from stopping. The devil is in the details and he likes to mess with us, a LOT.
John burns up hours and day’s tweaking stuff to utter perfection, he does such a magnificent job you cant even tell he changed anything but everything just looks and feels so much better, it’s his gift. My gift is the ability to screw stuff up and then fix it, getting it wrong seems to be the path to how I get it right, ass backwards is my forward but it works, I think. What about Soupa-Libre? He lives in the moment; all he needs is beer and a bush.
We find contortion more fun than conforming, breaking rules massively more entertaining than following them, coloring and stepping outside of the box implicitly more satisfying than staying inside. We want to rock the little boat, go over the big falls in little barrels, jump out of airplanes naked with no parachutes; it’s all more exciting that way but not necessarily the best way to finish what you started. Is doing it wrong right? We really want to know.
We have officially soft launched, some would say prematurely, both of our wives would certainly agree but that has nothing to do with this blog. The real questions at hand are these: “Have we gone too far or not far enough? Is our site a bit too far “out there” for a food blog or is it a refreshing change? Does the first Soupavid we created offend you or do you like the fact that it is not PC? Are the recipes too simple or too complex? How’s the photography, the site layout?” You get the drift, we need feedback and we needed it yesterday, preferably for free today.
Everyone’s a critic but not too many people actually get paid for it so we thought we would try and change that. Our first giveaway is a beautiful Henckels 8” pro chef’s knife. It goes to the person that best critiques our site. The catch is you have to use the “KISS” rule, show us how it is done. We choose the winner and their critique gets posted on our site. Don’t hold back! Kissing our asses’ wont help you win, sucking Soupa-Libre’s might but we highly doubt you want to go there. Good luck and THANK YOU!!!!
* All submissions need to be received by 8/11/11 to qualify. The winners critique will be posted on SoupAday’s website August 15th, which is Julia Child’s birthday (do you think she will roll over?). The winner will be contacted via e-mail.