I recently went to Austin’s SXSW food blogger conference called TECHmunch and learned more about the latest and greatest ways to be a wonderful food blogger. Lots of high profile foodies on the scene explaining the wonders of Twitter, getting your site sponsored by major brands, and creating kick-ass multimedia content (that was an actual title of a segment.)
I realized that while I do have some of the skill sets and definitely the ability to create tasty dishes, my desire to post a recipe/article/review everyday and have blogging be my life is not where I am at.
However, I think when one wants to have a space that people want to visit and interact with, there should be a consistent level of activity. If I want to make genuine connections with others they need to know what to expect. One of the goals I have is to be better connected with my local food community. Austin has one of the greatest number of food bloggers in the US and also happens to be a very friendly bunch. The group (Austin Food Blogger Alliance) plans on having lots of events to further education and also to help the community at large. There is already a bake sale being planned to help the relief efforts in Japan. As a former resident of Japan, this warms my heart.
So here before the world and the day before St. Paddy’s Day (I am married to an Irishman afterall), I plan to post at least twice a month.0