Well the third installment of what’s become one of the biggest food blogging conferences in the South has come to an end. It was a great (and probably the best so far in my opinion) FoodBlogSouth that brought in over 200 writers, bloggers, photographers and more to my own backyard in Homewood, Alabama.
I always love meeting new people who have the same passions as I do.
I even more so love seeing friends who I can show around my awesome city and hang out with. This year I was so happy to finally get some “me time” with two ladies I greatly admire, who I can call friends, Tami Hardeman and Helene Dujardin .
Their food styling session at foodblogsouth was such a great hit and I was happy to help them prepare for it. I really hope that next year these two fab women can do a full days workshop, because the time went by too fast! I’m so eager to learn more from these two (and have more dinners and cocktails together).
Another duo that I got to hang out with for the first time was Paula Jones of the lovely blog, bell’alimento and Susan Whetzel of Doughmesstic. I enjoyed hanging out with these two sassy, honest gals, I mean, if you know me, of course we got along great.
Another of my favorite sessions was Adam Roberts, aka The Amateur Gourmet who talked about “The Ten Food Blog Post That’ll Get You Traffic” which he now has posted on his website. I was glad to see that I had a handful of these posts already on my site. I complimented him on his turquoise bottom shoes on instagram, which he noticed (I promise I’m not a stalker).
The sessions at the conference was a great combination of knowledge for the blogger guru to the person who is just thinking of starting a blog. However, my personal favorite part of the conference each year is meeting and talking to new people and hanging out with fellow friends that you do not get to see a lot of the other 364 days of the year. I’m thankful that FoodBlogSouth brings people like that together, even if just for a weekend. I’m also happy to report that it raised over $10,000 to The Dessert Island Supply Company that helps children with creative writing in Birmingham.
Registration is now open for 2014, so mark your calendar. You don’t want to miss it!