Yep. I’m putting up our work-cation pictures on a slideshow. Sorry there are no margaritas and guacamole to pass around while you watch. Next time, man. Next time.
I wrote plenty about our experience at Food Blog Camp. Fantastic focus on photography by the White on Rice Couple, Matt Armendariz, and Adam Pearson. A very honest discussion about blogging by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen. Excellent advice on how to build the blog of your dreams by Elise of Simply Recipes. And good, solid, and as always witty advice from David Lebovitz.
We picked one heck of an event to choose as our first food blog conference! The comradery, the support, the advice, the fun. The event attracted everyone from bloggers who had been at this for a few months to the rockstar bloggers that were our hosts. But with all the technical and artistic discussion, the one thing that really blew me away was the real theme of the conference: community. There is such an amazing sense of community around food blogging. One that I hadn’t experienced much since I tend to hang out over here, under my little rock.
But even with rockstar status, these guys were so friendly and so super accessible. They were there for us. To help us. I was just as excited to sit in front of Jaden Hair and have her look at my blog and run down a whole list of things that she would do differently if she were running my site as I was to sit in front of Matt and have him tell me that he wouldn’t change a thing.
And speaking of community… It might have been hard to tell by my daily recaps, but we weren’t by any means the only ones who had a fantastic time. Check out the blogs from other campers (and leave me your link if I missed it!):
Food Blog Camp – Cancun by What’s Gaby Cooking
What I learned, by A Communal Table
Food Blog Camp 2011 by Adventures of an Amateur Foodie
Food Blog Camp by saVUry and sweet
Mini Mexican Update by Acorns and Apples
If You’re Happy and You Know It, Eat Foie Gras by Frantastic Food
Food Blogger Camp by Family Fresh Cooking
Food Blog Camp 2011 by Mommie Cooks
Hola de Mexico by Undercover Caterer
Day Numbero Uno by Kitchen Corners
Learning to Take Better Pics by Ladles and Jellyspoons
Highlights from Paradise by Daily Nibbles
Hola! Mexico! Part Uno by Kitchen Conundrum
10 Lessons from Food Blog Camp by FoodWoolf
Food Blog Camp by David Lebovitz
Food Blog Camp Overview by Recipe Renovator
Chefs Who Play With Fire by Awake at the Whisk
Community Across the Globe by The Urban Baker
Mango Grand Marnier Margaritas and Food Blog Camp by Sally Cameron
Food Blog Camp by Deliciously Organic (who, by the way, had her cookbook debut while we were in Mexico!)
Food Blog Camp – And Dancing Video! by White on Rice Couple
Food for the Thoughtless
Angela in Provence
Eating Clean Recipes
Spoon and Chair
Meal and a Spiel
Pinch My Salt
One Scary Vegetable