Us on The Martha Stewart Show set (sorry, despite the fact that she does indeed blog, Martha Stewart will not be appearing on our panel!)
If you like this blog and like the sound of free cupcakes, please do us a huge favor and go vote (give 5 stars) for "Nom Nom Nom: The Secrets of Successful Foodblogging" as a 2009 South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive panel. The Panel Picker is now live, through August 29th, and the panels are chosen by who gets the most votes. If ours gets picked, we'll be giving away free cupcakes at the panel!
But it's also a chance to discuss issues of relevance to food bloggers (and potential food bloggers): How do you turn your love of food into a blog and business? How do you score international press and go on shows like The Martha Stewart Show? How do you handle freebies? How do you build a loyal following? These and other fascinating questions will be answered...but first we have to get in!
Here’s the official description:
What does it take to build a successful food blog? From niche single-food specific blogs like Cupcakes Take the Cake to broader blogs like Midtown Lunch, we’ll share the secrets of making readers hungry for more and attracting press and advertisers. Free cupcakes.
Panelists include (this may change slightly, but hopefully will stay as is):
Rachel Kramer Bussel (Moderator) of Cupcakes Take the Cake
Nichelle Stephens, Cupcakes Take the Cake
Zach Brooks, Midtown Lunch
Hunter Walker, Editor-at-Large, Digital City (formerly Associate Editor, Gridskipper)
Cathy Erway, Not Eating Out in New York
Please tell your friends, family, readers - anyone and everyone, vote for our panel. If you're a fan of this blog, please take a few moments to go vote for us. And if you'll be at SXSW, do say hello. I for one plan on checking out Hey Cupcake's Airstream Trailer. Thank you! If you can't figure something out about the voting process or have any questions, email us at cupcakestakethecake at yahoo.com - again, deadline is August 29th!