First, my apologies if you're someone who comes here or signs up for the e-mail purely to get recipes, but actually, you do care about this, because I'm going to Blogher to learn how to make this blog better. If you read my blog last summer, you might remember how excited I was after I met other food bloggers at Blogher 2006. I couldn't believe how much I learned last year, and this year there's even more food-related content. If you're a food blogger, here are some reasons to be there when Blogher 2007 kicks off :
Learn About Food Photography
The talented Bea from La Tartine Gourmande and Lara from Still Life With and Cook and Eat will share some of the ways they get those fabulous photos, with Photoshop expert Jan Kabali leading the discussion and throwing in a few tips of her own.
Learn about Technical Tools to Build Blog Traffic
The lovely and generous Elise from Simply Recipes and Vanessa Fox from Google will do a repeat of their popular session from the March Blogher Business Conference about ways to help more people find your blog.
Relive the Menu for Hope with Pim
The charming and well-traveled Pim from Chez Pim will touch down in Chicago long enough to speak at a session on fundraising where she'll share her experiences in raising money through the popular food blogging fundraiser A Menu for Hope.
Hear Food Bloggers Dish About Foodblogging
There's sure to be a lively discussion when Shuna from Eggbeater, Alanna from A Veggie Venture, Susan from FatFree Vegan Kitchen, Nupur from One Hot Stove and Jasmine from Confessions of a Cardomom Addict talk about the ins and outs of blogging about food. That's a lot of food blogging talent, and I'm the moderator for this session, so if you're planning to be there, I'd love to hear what you'd like me to ask this crew of well-known bloggers.
There's more! If you want to read about all the other sessions, check out the schedule for Day One and Day Two. Visit Blogher.org to register or get more information about hotels and venues.
Let Us Know if You're Coming!
There are plans to organize some kind of Food Blogger Meet-Up during the conference, although we don't know for sure where or when. If you're coming to Blogher, let us know so we can include you in those plans. Here are the food bloggers I've heard are coming:Bea from La Tartine Gourmande
Lara from Still Life With and Cook and Eat
Elise from Simply Recipes
Pim from Chez Pim
Shuna from Eggbeater
Alanna from A Veggie Venture
Susan from FatFree Vegan Kitchen
Nupur from One Hot Stove
Jasmine from Confessions of a Cardomom Addict
Nicole from Pinch My Salt
Genie from The Inadvertent Gardener
Ruth from Once Upon a Feast
Tanya from IATEAPIE.NET
Dani from Dani Spies
Kat from Kung Foodie
Anali from Anali's First Ammendment
Anne Marie from This Mama Cooks
Tarrant from Retro Food
And of course me, Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen