On March 23, 2016 we came out with the post Lose Yourself. It was an announcement post of sorts: We decided as a family we were going to take a shot at branding Dim Sum and Doughnuts.
It’s been almost 2 months and I have learned so much. My daughters, who the blog is named and written for,
are right there with me. We are learning about time management, social media promotion, work ethic and integrity. We are learning a new business. (They are also handing out pens, cards and chip clips to anyone who wants one.) My husband is at camp, getting everything ready, but he somehow manages to take care of business when we need him, no matter how busy he is.
And then there’s you guys. No one would even know who the hell we are, or what we’re trying to do, if it weren’t for you guys.
You are the ones taking the time to read, comment and “like” the posts. That means everything. When you read something and you share it, that means everything and more because that’s how we grow. You’re bringing awareness to Dim Sum and Doughnuts, which helps us bring awareness to so many other things: Good things, positive things, things that deserve attention.
Truth be told, had I REALLY known what was going to be involved with taking Dim Sum and Doughnuts to the next level, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I already have a job. And kids. And camp. I didn’t realize what I would be taking on. I just thought I’d be writing. Nope.
But that’s how it goes. Anything worth something means hard work.
And we’re working hard.
Thank you to everyone who has shared or invited friends to the Facebook page. We know who you are. The Facebook page is like our house and every time someone new shows up, we are happy to have them. Parties are fun, but even better with friends.
And speaking of friends, thank you everyone who is part of the Facebook page. Many of you I have never even met in real life, but that page is a party because of you. Posts don’t get shown in the Facebook newsfeed unless people “like,” comment or share—and you guys are the ones keeping it afloat, and keeping it fun.
Thank you for sharing the blog posts. You’re helping to promote what we believe in, and you’re showing us that you appreciate what we have to say, whether you agree or not.
The blog subscribers: You guys are getting the posts in your email before anyone else, so you’re the first to decide if it’s good or not. If the blog is the heart of Dim Sum and Doughnuts, you’re the life support. Thank you for your loyalty. It does not go unnoticed.
If you follow us on Instagram— #weloveyou #welovehashtags #wethinkwearefunny
Twitter is still a little sketchy, but we are working on how to use it for more than just stalking @Eminem and yelling at hip hop artists who ignore us.
We recently discovered Snapchat and we can’t figure out how we have lived without its total and utter ridiculousness for so long.
Thank you to the haters, non-supporters and non-believers: We use you as fuel to keep us going and you’re the ones we would strive to prove wrong— if we cared. #byefelicia
Thank you for the positive feedback, it’s what keeps us going.
Thank you for the negative feedback, it’s what keeps us learning.
A very wise author once wrote “You never know what you’re going to get with Dim Sum and Doughnuts: Sometimes controversial, sometimes comedic, but always a voice that’s powerfully honest and entertaining. “
We try to live up to those words every time we post, as we only want to give you something worth reading and sharing.
And lastly, thank you for being on this ride. We hope you stick with us as we find our way—and if you’re having as much fun as we are, please consider telling some of the people in your life who are also looking to promote positive things, make mistakes and have SUM fun.
The Dim Sum and Doughnuts Crew
I am so proud of you! I look forward to your posts. Love you!
Your support is everything to us. You have been a huge part of all of this. Thank you! XOXOXO
You all are welcome, and a big thank you right back at cha! Love waking to find DS&D in my inbox… It makes me feel included in your lives…and that’s usually a good thing!
Your support has been endless no matter what time of day or how dumb my question is. Thank you. None it has gone unnoticed. Please know that. We love you!
I look forward everyday to your posts! You are awesome and I’m so glad I found you.
I am so happy you found us too because, as you know, nothing makes me happier than your comments or YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!! #cakeforeverbaby XOXOXOXO So happy you are here!!!
Brian Lev says
Coming from a guy who had one business fail a few years back & who’s getting ready to try again — GO FOR IT! Anything really worthwhile is worth the work, and if it’s something that you really believe in, that’s really a part of you… then somehow no matter how tired you are it’s not “work” and even the smallest of the little victories feels oh so good. 🙂
I’ll stay subscribed, you keep workin’! 🙂
I’m on it, B! Always love hearing from you! Glad this one brought you out. It made me happy to see your name pop up. I think you are terrific and don’t think I don’t know how fortunate we are to have you here! XOXOXO
Thank you for witting posts that resonate with me. Giving a voice for my thoughts that I don’t really share with anyone in my life…somehow it feels safe to do it here.
Thank you Robyn, more than you know xxx
You have been here, I believe, since the beginning. Your loyalty means everything. The fact that you get it, and have always gotten it, is validating for me and so many others who feel the same (no matter what the topic is). You are one of those people who are able to make their awesomeness translate over the internet, and not many can do that. No one cooler than you, girlie. Need you here—more than YOU know. This will always be a safe place for you, and if it’s not, I will take down whoever is messing with you. (Or I will get someone bigger than me to do it!) XOXOXOXO
#SAME Actually…#IMIGHTLOVEYOUMORE #IDO
Thank you and your wonderful family ❤️!
I love reading your blog. You’re an excellent
writer and you don’t mince words. Thanks
for putting a smile on my face. You connect
to readers of all ages and I’m enjoying your
And you know me in real life! I still laugh at the first time we met!! You were probably like “What the HELL is this all about??” But it was me and you loved me anyway! You loved all of us and we will never forget you for it. I’m so thankful that you are here because I know you’re always with us. Thank you. We love you!!!
Kay Bratt says
Why do people love Dim Sum and doughnuts? Because it’s real. No fluff or unicorns pooping rainbows, just real life with all its happiness, tears, grins, and scars. And that, on the internet, is totally refreshing these days…
You mean it’s like…you? The first book I ever read by you I was like “Who is this person? She is a BAD ASS and I need to know her.” In a million, zillion years I never thought we would have a relationship like what we have. I just wanted to meet you. Never thought you’d end up being my mentor. You have been with me no matter what I do. To say that I am grateful would be a GROSS understatement. You’re everything I hope to be one day. #truthforreal
Erika Parsons says
You have haters? What’s there to hate? I don’t get it. You’ve the best blog going. The only I actually pay attention to. Keep ’em coming!
Erika Parsons says
Holy typos, Batman! This is what I get for trying to type without my contacts. Geez!
You’re the coolest, Erika P! That means a lot coming from you because I know you have little spare time! XOXO