BlogHer Food Recap–A Food Blogger’s Dream!

Last weekend I had the privilege of going to BlogHer Food in Miami, Florida. What is this event? It’s a huge gathering of passionate food bloggers, and it’s worth a trip if you’re a food blogger too.

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After a slightly shaky flight (let’s just leave it at “water spout tornado”), I landed in Miami ready to go and eager to learn! I met up with the California Giant gang and headed towards my first session of the BlogHer Food conference titled “Lightning Talks.” I took furious notes and learned a lot about various topics ranging from leadership skills to do’s and don’ts for speaking with the media. Like I said—tons of great stuff for food bloggers to learn!

 

One of my favorite topics from Blog Her was regarding video, and I’d love to share some of what I learned. Here are a few quick tips that could benefit any food blogger, of which I cannot wait to start implementing with fresh California Giant berries!

  • Don’t be scared of the camera—segments for live television can really elevate your brand!
  • Speaking of video, they should be short and sweet—about two minutes long. You could make a video to talk about a product, a recipe, nutrition, etc.
  • Your video should have a “hook.” You know—like a theme, an emotion, or idea to set the tone of the video

Along with learning all there is to know about video, I was also Instagramming and Tweeting my heart out during the event. There were so many yummy berry smoothies and treats I got to try and I couldn’t help but share it with all my fans and followers. If that wasn’t fun enough, I even heard my name announced as a grand prize winner ($1,000 American Express gift card) and got to share with the attendees a little bit about my blog—SO GREAT!

All in all, Miama was absolutely amazing. My time at BlogHer Food was such a treat, and I feel like a stronger food blogger because of it. I met some amazing people, some of whom belonging to blogs I’ve been reading for years. There was simply so much passion for food and writing all around me, and I loved every minute of it. Meeting everyone was a thrill, and I am so thankful to California Giant Berry Farms for sending me and thankful to serve as their Brand Ambassador! I’ll remember my first BlogHer Food with warm memories and happy thoughts.

LET’S BLOG! A Sweepstakes Exclusively for Bloggers

Well before the age of the internet (can anyone remember such a time?), people have been documenting their thoughts and experiences. While many still keep a pen-and-paper journal, it’s no surprise that the art of documentation (yes, art!) has made its way online as BLOGS. Whatever it is you blog about—sports, food, family, etc.—we appreciate the passion that bloggers share via the written word and want to read yours!

That’s why we’re giving away an all-expense paid trip to a popular blogging conference in 2014 where one lucky winner (who must have a current blog) will be immersed in two to three full days of all things BLOG!  The location/dates of the 2014 event are still being determined, but we will email all entrants as soon as a conference has been selected!  In addition, the winning blogger will be named as an official Brand Ambassador for California Giant Berry Farms and will be featured throughout our own blog, website and social platforms! Enter for your chance to win this terrific prize package here.

You don’t have to wait to 2014 to mingle with your fellow bloggers.  Join the #FreshBloggers Facebook group where we’ll be showcasing some of our very own #freshbloggers, delivering details about the Blogging Conference giveaway, and dishing about topics that we ALL love – food and FRESH ingredients!

We look forward to connecting with you in the #FreshBloggers group and wish you the best of luck in the sweepstakes.  And, to all of our fellow bloggers out there – blog on!