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Barbara



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Susan in Italy - just send an email with your details to KIplog to be listed.

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Poppycock



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I post recipes fairly frequently on my blog:
http://www.thebumblebeeblog.blogspot.com

though it is not a dedicated "food-blog". Also on there are various other things I find interesting e.g. links to science stories, portrayal of women in the media and the occasional bit of narcissism (well, even more overt narcissism than the rest comprises!).

Please stop by!
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Brilynn



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:22 pm    Post subject: Jumbo Empanadas Reply with quote

I started my food blog a couple months ago, it's called Jumbo Empanadas and the reason for the name is explained in my first post. My blog basically details my culinary adventures, both successes and failures in a style that I hope is somewhat witty and entertaining. Comments and suggestions are very welcome, thanks!
http://brilynnf.spaces.msn.com
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elskermeg



Joined: 05 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I'm new to this forum and also fairly new to foodblogging. I'm really enjoying the sites that are listed here so far and I hope it keeps growing! I just started a new site that is strictly dedicated to food. I found that my personal blog was being taken over by my food posts so I decided to give them a place to live on their own! I hope some of you will come check it out because I would love to have some feedback!

http://pinchmysalt.wordpress.com --food photography, recipes, all things food related!

http://lifeinsicily.wordpress.com --food, travel, an american living in sicily
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Franca



Joined: 18 May 2006
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Location: Worldwide

PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Food blog list Reply with quote

What a great list of blogs, Guest! (This one:
http://kiplog.com/food/foodlinks.htm)

I can't see how to add mine in, though. Sad
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n0_j0



Joined: 02 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:19 am    Post subject: not a blog as such, but.... Reply with quote

I'm also new to the forums. My site is not a blog, as such, but is food-related and might be useful. http://www.thetastydish.com/ It needs some content, but that's what users are for.... It intended to help people find new restaurants and to help people let others know about good restaurants.
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Fauren



Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I too have started a new food blog. It's still a baby, so I'm working on its direction, but please check it out and let me know what you think. I'm working on listing it in other spots as well, but any tips on how else to publicize are more than welcome.

Thanks!

Lauren
www.fauren.org
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Deste



Joined: 17 Aug 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: not a blog as such, but.... Reply with quote

n0_j0 wrote:
I'm also new to the forums. My site is not a blog, as such, but is food-related and might be useful. http://www.thetastydish.com/ It needs some content, but that's what users are for.... It intended to help people find new restaurants and to help people let others know about good restaurants.


Here are my reservations:

1) There are already large on-line culinary sites with large, sometimes, international memberships that provide this kind of service.

Is there any service your site supplies that they do not?

2) What are your credentials for starting such a site? What interest would anyone have in visiting the site?

There should be something substantive there already, including signs that you know quite a bit about restaurants and dining to establish yourself as an authority.

You also should demonstrate you are not simply marketing restaurants. I trust the established, reputable sites because their membership is neither self-promoting or profitting from the places it discusses.

3) What are you doing to screen recommendations and their posters?

You're a target for restaurants of poor to mediocre quality who would look to your board as an opportunity to advertize.

I think the idea of such a site is really good and such a service is of great value. However, I think a lot of other people had exactly the same idea when the internet was just developing and the good ones that survived are already institutions.

One of them, Chowhound, has received flack because it got so big and expensive, that its founders decided to sell it: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/02/business/yourmoney/02frenzy.html?ex=1301630400en=e20f3ca5f9c35eb1ei=5088partner=rssnytemc=rss[url][/url] (Link to NYTs & article w/ one paragraph on the site.) Who can blame them? Yet with the sale comes a loss of independence, so impartiality may be a hard sell to make in the future.
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tannazie



Joined: 26 Jun 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First, here's the requisite link to my own blog:

http://tannazie.blogspot.com

It's all aspects of food according to me -- recipes and cooking adventures, restaurants and bars, Los Angeles (which is to say, a variety of ethnic foods), books i'm reading about food, stories from my mom's kitchen, food words and etymology, etc.

i'm pretty new to this blog business -- i'd love it if you stopped by, and would love to hear your thoughts.

And, as far as food blog lists, here are 2:

http://foodblogblog.com
htp://foodpornwatch.arrr.net -- this one constantly brings blogs with new posts to the top of the list.

Both were quite gracious about adding my blog to their list.
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creampuff



Joined: 10 Mar 2005
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Location: Oakland, CA

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those having trouble linking their food blogs:

If you go to the kipslog page (link below), check in the left hand column and there is a link entitled something like "want to be included" click on that and you should be able to sign your blog up.

http://kiplog.com/food/foodlinks.htm

I get a lot of traffic from kiplog and also food porn watch

http://foodpornwatch.arrr.net/
look in the upper right section for a link to add your blog

I also get a lot of traffic from listing a particular post in technocrati if it is a "hot" topic such as Top Chef or chocolate.

http://www.technorati.com/

The best way to generate traffic -- blog regularly and make sure your posts offer info, a bit of your self or amusement, something readers will value.

Also, participate in round ups and contests on other blogs

Hopes this helps.

FJK
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n0_j0



Joined: 02 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 4:47 am    Post subject: Re: not a blog as such, but.... Reply with quote

Deste wrote:

Here are my reservations:

1) There are already large on-line culinary sites with large, sometimes, international memberships that provide this kind of service.


I don't think that I've found any that provide quite the same kind of service. The idea is supposed to be (cheesy mode: on) to harness the power of the masses (end cheesy mode). The kind of site that I'm thinking of is del.icio.us. There, a site really only appears if a whole lot of people bookmark it. That's the idea that I'm looking for with my site. Of course, whether I have/will hit that mark (and whether or not you and everybody else agrees) is another issue entirely.
Deste wrote:

Is there any service your site supplies that they do not?

You don't have to wade through reviews and posts to find what's new. A quick glance should give you new restaurants to try. If you want to find out more, google is your friend.
Deste wrote:

2) What are your credentials for starting such a site? What interest would anyone have in visiting the site?

I don't think that I need credentials for people to visit the site. Beyond the first few restaurants, I don't expect that I'll be the one suggesting restaurants. On the internet, nobody knows you're a dog. Interest: I hope that people will find it useful and find new restaurants through it. If not, then I'm obviously off the mark and the site will fade off into nothing.

Deste wrote:

You also should demonstrate you are not simply marketing restaurants. I trust the established, reputable sites because their membership is neither self-promoting or profitting from the places it discusses.

3) What are you doing to screen recommendations and their posters?

You're a target for restaurants of poor to mediocre quality who would look to your board as an opportunity to advertize.

I hope that this won't be a problem. If there become many active users, then (hopefully) a few posting their own restaurants won't make a dent.
Deste wrote:

I think the idea of such a site is really good and such a service is of great value. However, I think a lot of other people had exactly the same idea when the internet was just developing and the good ones that survived are already institutions.

Thanks for the feedback. I think that I view my site as a slightly different breed from the sites that you think overshadow it (maybe in the way that del.icio.us is different from, oh, I don't know, slashdot.org). And if a lot of people see it your way, then I'll have spent some time and effort in vain, but it won't be a significant loss.
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Deste



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2006 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sort of like an online version of Zagat's, only streamlined with little in the way of individual reactions?

We all have different preferences and search for what we want in different ways.

It's hard to tell what your site will look like if you're able to attract a crowd of contributors (again, I do think you need more content and something personal and engaging to drum up interest), but I know that I prefer reading reviews or reports of meals written by someone I've gotten to respect on a given culinary site rather than simply reading a list with no more information than cost.

Cf. the main page of C & Z for egullet.org for one example besides Chowhound which I have already mentioned. There are quite a few other message boards that feature culinary matters, some quite specialized, based on the location of the founder(s) and majority of members. Some diners shoot photos of every course they and their dining companions order and critique each dish. You can always look up the address, web site, telephone number, etc. via a search on google afterwards if there's something that appeals to you...or put out an inquiry asking for suggestions if need be.
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FoodiePam



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently started a new Food related blog. The focus on enjoying food...

Check it out at http://www.projectfoodie.com/blog

Thanks

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kiplog



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Location: Evanston, IL, USA

PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 7:43 pm    Post subject: Kiplog's Links Reply with quote

Hey everybody!

Sorry for not responding on this forum earlier, but I've only just found you guys are talking about me and my links page at kiplog.com/food

First, I don't have an obvious way to submit links to my big, long food blog list. There's an email off my main blog, which I haven't put on my food blog site, since that seems to keep some of the less serious or less human requests away.

I add blogs to the list by hand, which means I look at each one and make a subjective judgement as to if it's a food blog or not, and rather cruelly, if I think it will be around in a month. Needless to say, in this age of an exploding blog craze, I'm way behind.

Emails tend to go in my file, to be looked at and put in the que for listing. Leaving requests in my comments willy-nilly usually wind up getting left behind.

One hint I can offer - spend more time blogging than promoting. Of the many requests I get, several a week are requests from new blogs that have one or two posts. Getting the word out is important, but creating and building a tasty, fun and informative food blog will get you more traffic than being linked on a bunch of lists.
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Julia P



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2006 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, I've recently started mine and I'd love to know what you all think:

http://asliceofcherrypie.blogspot.com/
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