Day 16 of the FBC Blog Challenge: Find 5 New to You Blogs that Inspire | FBC

The 31 Day FBC Blog ChallengeThroughout January we will be running our 31 Day Blog Challenge: 31 days to clean up, grow and improve your blog. What better time than the start of a new year to get things sorted and ready to go for a brand new year of blogging?

We'll be sharing 31 tips, ideas, and strategies for you to get things in order and make blogging easier. This is Day 16.

Alright, so dare we ask? How was Day 15 and did you survive when asked to look critically at your photos?  Well, rest easy because today is fun, we promise!

Now that you have a better idea of where your strengths lie and where you need a little help or inspiration, we want you to explore! Step outside of the food blogging world and ask yourself what inspires you. It's so easy to get caught up in our own little world and we tend to forget that there is so much more out there.

To borrow a phrase and book title, go out there and Steal Like an Artist. Austin Kleon sees everything as being up for grabs! He wants you to observe and take what's around you and then turn it into something different or better or just make it your own! So go outside and see what you love and how you can transform it in your own way. Or sit down with Google and type whatever comes to mind. We want you to find five new blogs that spark something within. Here are the five that spoke to us!

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You can feel that little hamster in your brain start to speed up in his little wheel just by looking at something new. There may not be some grand "AHA" moment, but it's happening without you even realizing it. The fact that you're more aware of what you're producing allows you to be more perceptive to observe and take it what's around you.

So, go ahead and start stealing like the artist we know you are!



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Sue Gaviller

Hello FBC editors,

Thanks so much for including my l’il ol’ gardening blog in your list of ‘non-food blogs’ to check out. What a great idea for your member bloggers!

And the love goes both ways – I’d never heard of Food Bloggers of Canada before today when I noticed a referral from your site. So I’ve spent the last hour poking around the site and found some great blogs and great articles. Many garden bloggers also dabble in food writing and vice versa – a fitting complement since food grows in a garden.

Anyway, this has inspired me to include more food and wine posts on my own blog – guess I’ll have to rouse my ‘food and wine writer’ from hibernation.

Thanks again,


Thanks for stopping by Sue! So glad we could send some inspiration your way as well – it’s always great to find something new to you that gets the creative juices flowing! And yes, we have several members who write gardening blogs – it’s absolutely a form of food blogging. Cheers!

Joanne T Ferguson

G’day! I think like in life, in blogging, there is so much to learn every day, true!
It is a process and everyone figures out what works best and looks best for them too!
We eat with our eyes, so food photography is always important,
I like the “realistically rustic” look as there is a time and a place for glossed up photos where the average person in their kitchen would be able to recreate the great taste of the recipe, but rarely the “beautifully and “professionally enhanced” photos.
Enjoying every day’s challenges and look forward to what else comes our way!
Cheers! Joanne

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