There are no borders in this online world we live in. Even though there are over 800 Food Bloggers of Canada members (and counting), the beauty of the world we live in is that anyone can access our site. Yes, there is a distinctive Canadian flavour (with a U), but a resource is a resource is a resource and when it comes to food blogging resources, Food Bloggers of Canada provided quite a bit in 2012!

Melissa of Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach offered upĀ  7 tips on making your blog more reader-friendly right this minute was one of our most commented and visited post over the year. This goes to show that people like friendly things and that goes for blogs too! There are so many things we can do to make a visit more enjoyable for our readers and you now have seven more ways to do it!

7 ways to make your blog more user friendly fast

We tackled iPhoneography with professional photographer Tim Clinch. Tim challenged all of us to be better and provided us simple and applicable tips that can help us shoot with our phone.


Sean's Adventure in Flavortown is a busy place! Sean is constantly on the move in Vancouver eating his way through the whole city. With many things being an unknown, Sean discussed the importance of where you sit, the lighting and of course some general tips that can be applied wherever a camera meets a plate of food!

She may live in Utah, but our Cookin' Canuck Dara broke down the importance of a media kit and how to put one together. If you're seriously in this food blogging game, there are certain things you just must have and a media kit is one of those things!


Virtually everything that goes into food blogging happens in the home, so it's no surprise that a little help goes a long way. There are so many people around us that can offer so much in terms of support, but it's just a matter of asking. Aimee of Simple Bites explained how best to ask for support. You'll be surprised at the response!

Speaking of asking for help, we went to two bloggers who have dove headfirst into the world of Google+ and asked them for their Top 5 Google+ Tips. Chef Dennis of A Culinary Journey and Irvin Lin of Eat The Love hooked us up with some terrific applicable tips on making the most out of G+ experience.

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teacups joined together

Like Google+, making videos for your blog is something that's still relatively new in the food blogging world. We reached out to Amanda of The Hot Plate who posts how-to videos like nobody's business! With a quick history lesson of her own journey and practical tips, a video and YouTube hits are just around the corner for any of us!

All the resources in the world are only as good as the content you produce. People like pretty things, so we asked Marian of Sweetopia to demonstrate how to ice a cupcake with the perfect swirl. With the right tools, a video explaining it all and a little encouragement, your cupcake is that much closer to being the next Pinterest sensation!

simple birthday cupcakes

No one wants to be a fail, especially a #FAIL when it comes to common sense and courtesy. We had Ethan of Feeding Ethan look at some Twitter etiquette and how you can be a better Twitter citizen. We're all guilty of something, but that doesn't mean we can improve ourselves!


And there you have it, a snippet of what has been going on resource-wise on Food Bloggers of Canada in 2012. Sure, we like to use the word "eh" and conduct hot chocolate round-ups in our frozen arctic-like country, but regardless of geographical location, we are set on providing and helping all food bloggers achieve their dreams!

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