Tuesday, September 29, 2009

BlogHer Food Inspirations

Wow, so much to say, so little time to blog about it right now.

Please watch Blog Appetit for some changes. Some will be minor, others pretty big. A few will happen quickly -- the rest will take awhile.

The biggest change is I will be embracing my whole "cooking local. eating global" theme and make that front and center of Blog Appetit. The positive, excited response of my fellow bloggers when they heard my "elevator" speech including that phrase about the blog was overwhelming and I want to give more reign to local food resources/artisans and the international flavor of my cooking and include more on my travels. Look for more narrative and story telling posts as I work to find a voice and blog post format that reflects that. I also hope to refine and define my photographs visual style to help tell that story. I hope to move away from photos that can be described as glop in a pot shot from on top whenever I can.

Also, I will be making some graphic changes. I plan on a new header photo and probably blog color changes to highlight the focus of the blog. Eventually there could be a complete redesign.
I want to go from (adapted) blogger generic to Blog Appetit specific.

I'm not sure what will happen when, but I'm very, very excited. I don't think I would have received the push and inspiration to go to the next level without having attended BlogHer Food.
More on my experiences when I'm not so rushed. But here's a link where you can find the live blogging reporting on all the conference sessions so if you can experience some of what I did for yourself.

As always, your comments, opinions and suggestions are welcome. Please let me know your thoughts and requests for Blog Appetit 2.0 (or is it 3.0 since I redesigned everything once before?)

PS -- When I finish the reboot, I am thinking of hosting a blogging event around the theme of "Eating on a Jet Plane" food stories and recipes around food to eat on airplanes. Watch for more info on that as well.


HeatherinSF said...

It was so great to meet you at BlogHerFood! I too was really excited to learn so much and I like the changes you are considering for your blog. It will be fun to see it evolve! Meantime, back to the kitchen!

Jackie said...

It was so nice meeting you in SF last weekend! I also left feeling inspired by the conference and the people I met. Can't wait to see all the changes you have planned!

FJKramer said...

Heather and Jackie
Thanks for stopping by -- I think you can already see the changes in my photos and in how I'm writing some of my longer pieces. I hope you enjoy the changes.