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Happy New Year everyone! We hope it brings all of you lots of good and exciting things over the next 12 months.
Ethan, Mardi and myself had a rare opportunity to spend some time together in person over the last week which resulted in a mammoth 6 hour planning session, accompanied by a lot of tea and some sushi (we needed our strength!)
We are very excited to tell you all that we have lots of things coming your way over the next year and you will even notice a few changes today.
First of all, we're thrilled to have Mushrooms Canada back on board as a partner this year - they gave us so much support last year before we had even proven ourselves and we're really looking forward to working with them through 2012.
We're also very excited to be starting a new partnership with Jane's Family Foods in 2012 - they will be the new sponsor of The Weekly News for the coming year! We'll be working with them on a few other things as well as 2012 gets further underway.
Project 366 for Food Bloggers
Last night on twitter, a few of our members started kicking around the idea of a Project 366 for FBC members. Several of them are already starting their own 366 Photo a Day projects and wanted a friendly place to share their photos. Mardi, who is starting her third 365 project, has put together a flickr group for anyone who wants to participate.
The rules are simple:
- You need to take a photo a day for 365/6 consecutive days (no, you didn't need to start Jan 1st)
- The photos don't need to be about food
- You need to be an FBC member
- You need to submit your photos to the FBC flickr group
We'll see how it goes and perhaps we'll post a selection of photos here in the news each week!
Call For Submissions
We are looking for people to contribute articles over the next year for Food Blogging 101 or more advanced posts. Do you have an idea for something that could be useful to your fellow foodbloggers? We'd love to hear about it.
Keep in mind the following before you submit your idea - we are looking for articles or posts that have some instructional value and can help readers grow their blogs. Posts that offer up 3 or 4 solid tips that members can take away and implement on their own have proven to be very popular with our readers. Your idea does not have to appeal to every member - our members blogs cover a wide range of food topics. Not everyone is a baker or a restaurant reviewer or a photographer so if you are a niche blogger, don't be afraid to bring us your idea - we'd love to hear it!
We're happy to see more new members again this week - we're closing in on 300! Please welcome all these great new blogs!
- Braised and Confused
- Coffee . Foodies
- Easy Recipes
- Movita Beaucoup
- Andy Eats A Lot
- The Teaspoon
- Folks Gotta Eat
- Double Cream Single Sugar
As always, have a great week!
Melissa, Ethan and Mardi