The Indian Food Bloggers Meet! Have you registered yet?
This August the Blog and I celebrate 8 delicious years of Food blogging! I started the blog as a journal to document my grandmother’s / Mother’s / Mother-in-law’s recipes. What started 8 years ago as just another hobby, is now a very passionate and important part of my life. From a few thousand Food bloggers around the world then to thousands now I have seen the blogosphere grow day by day.
The one common thread that bonds all food bloggers together is sharing recipes and appreciating good food . Through this sharing and interactions I have made ‘Friends’ all across India and the globe. Most of my ‘friends’ I have never actually met in real life, but I ‘meet’ them often virtually, so much so that I know what’s cooking in their Kitchen.
Any trip to any place in India or abroad, I first try and find out if I ‘know’ any blogger there.I had the opportunity to meet Indira of Mahanandi (my inspiration in a sense to start blogging), when I visited Sugarland in 2011. The same year I met Suvarna another blogger, on another work trip to Singapore. On a family vacation to Goa I briefly met Aparna…and there are so many more bloggers whom I have actually wanted to meet!
4 other passionate bloggers, Arundati (Escapades) and Aparna (My Diverse Kitchen), Revati (Hungry & Excited) and Nandita (Saffron Trail) were thinking on similar lines. The only difference is that they did not just think but they put their thoughts into action! They decided to organize an event to bring together food bloggers from across India at one venue so that they can interact with others in the community who enjoy food and blogging about it- The Indian Food Bloggers meet (IFBmeet), the first of its kind in India! Thank you Arundati,Aparna,Revati & Nandita for the initiative and making this happen.
As you can guess I have been excited since even the announcement about the IFBmeet was made. I registered myself the day they started taking registrations, which by the way CLOSE ON 15th JULY– so hurry if you haven’t done that already. Details on the IFBmeet blog here
Why go to the IFBmeet?
Apart from meeting food bloggers, the event promises some very interesting and inspiring sessions by some of the very well known faces in the blogosphere. A quick pre-cap of the events:
Food Styling:Deeba from Passionate about baking– the person behind those gorgeous food photos, will be sharing her tips and tricks about food styling.
Food Photography:Aparna of My D iverse Kitchen ,food photographer par excellence, will share some basic and simple principles of food photography and how to shoot better looking pictures.
Food Writing: After the successful release of her first cookbook, A Pinch of This, A Handful of That, the well known Rushina, food consultant, food writer, food stylist,will be talk about how to make every blog post compelling and the kind that will be memorable in your reader’s minds
Cookbook Publishing: Aparna Jain, author of the recently-published book, The Sood Family Cookbook, will share her journey from self-published author to cookbook writer, telling you how you can make it happen too.
Social media for food bloggers: In this day and age where social media plays such an important part in helping bloggers reach a wider audience, you need to be aware about the best social media tools out there, how you can use them and harness their potential to take your food blog to the next level.Experts Ashsish Verma and my blogger ‘friend’ of many years Nandita of Saffron Trail will demystify and simplify the concepts for us.
Beyond blogging: I am currently at a cross road where one of the roads points me to take my passion to the next level and hence this session is something that I am specially looking forward to. There will be a panel discussion that brings bloggers Sanjeeta, Ranjini & Ruchira, Harini -from various backgrounds to one common table. Each of these bloggers have successfully taken their passion for food and blogging to the next level by branching out into a unique and niche field
That’s not all-A Kitchen Aid masterclass,an exclusive book launch and a wine tasting and other such events await you at the IFBmeet.
..and the return gift? Apart from the shared knowlegde and strengthened bonds you will also take home a generous‘Goodie bag’ with goodies from Freedom tree, paperboat, Harper Collins,Picgravy, The baking company,Cremica,Soulful.
Indian Food Bloggers Meet,
Date: August 1st and 2nd 2014
Venue: Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park
SEE YOU THERE!
(All above photos are taken from the IFBmeet blog.)
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