This Week I’m Reading…
I just had a monster week, whew. As I mentioned below, I attended a national food blogging conference called BlogHer Food, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in San Francisco, October 8-9 (last Friday and Saturday). I predicted information overload…and that’s what I experienced. I met so many fantastic people and was exposed to enough new ideas to keep my head spinning for weeks. Gah! I haven’t had a chance to type up my notes, which is my process for digesting large amounts of information, but when I do I’ll pull a post together.
In the interim, if you’ve been wondering if a BlogHer conference is right for you, check out these post-conference summaries. And if you’re on Twitter, glance at the #blogherfood hash tag stream. There’s a lot of cheerleading and fawning going on (which is actually pretty genuine – great things happened at the conference), but some deeper commentary as well.
Brooke Burton of Food Woolf, wrote a terrific How to Go to a Food Blogging Conference post, a must-read for bloggers planning on attending next year.
Cheryl Sternman-Rule of 5 Minute Rule, followed with a spot-on (for me) conference summary and a list of How Not to Go to a Food Blogging Conference aka Food Blogging Conference Etiquette.
Jennifer Yu of Use Real Butter, spoke truth to BlogHer Food with her straightforward, funny post. She also included her signature gorgeous photos, definitely have a look. Bonus: a recipe for killer Snicker-Doodle cookies!
Maria Lichty of Two Peas and Their Pod, had a fantastic time at the conference and her delightful post reflects it. She met her idol Dorie Greenspan – so fun! – and took lots of terrific pictures highlighting the fun side of getting together with a group of talented, creative friends. She came home, whipped up a batch of White Bean & Artichoke Dip, and included the recipe. Perfect.