There were a few talks at the Food and Wine Bloggers Indaba 2012 where the notes I took do not amount to enough for individual blog posts. I am going to cover all of them here, in one post. Paul Raphaely from Nomu must be one of the most amazing speakers I have come across and he was a fantastic MC for the day. He made a few points worth noting:
- choose the brands you want to work with
- there is elevation by association
- have a custodial approach for your ideas
Paul Gelatis from Yuppiechef is another amazing speaker and he made these points:
- write a good blog post first!
- create something
- be brilliant up front
- integrity is key
In my mind, all these points go a long way to where I want my blog to be. I love working with Yuppiechef and will continue to support small local business over and above all others. PinteristJohn Gardner presented the talk, and these are the notes I took:
- fastest growing platform
- cost effective way to reach a large audience
- needs an active strategy
As I work full time running two companies, and I blog, I know that I cannot dedicate any of my time to pinning. However, if you want to see what of mine has been pinned, please click here.
I have played an active part as possible in the Indaba’s since the first one when I sponsored a copy of my recipe book, Lavender and Lime. For the second event I not only sponsored recipe books, I also sponsored incentive give away’s from my business to people who booked for the event. I assisted Colleen with behind the scenes issues for last year, as well as this year and also assisted on the day. Once again this year I sponsored give away’s. I truly believe in bloggers coming together and working together!
What I blogged:
- one year ago – red wine braised short ribs
- two years ago – Friday’s food quiz number 40
21 thoughts on “Food And Wine Bloggers Indaba 2012”
They’re all great points! Integrity is so important-and I’ve learned recently that even established newspaper editors are not above slandering some blogger’s names by spreading fake gossip about them. Sad, but true 🙁
I think it is so wrong to slander anyone!
Good work on your Pinterest. Don’t know how you find the time.
that is other people pinning me – I don’t have the time at all for pinning 🙂
Wow Tandy, looks to me like you don’t need to bother with Pinterest – everyone else is pinning for you! That’s quite some tribute to the quality of your work 😀
thank you Erica 🙂
You are one impressive woman. What a fantastic job with the pinterest board. Great work!
thank you Asmita 🙂
Sounds like a fantastic conference my friend 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Yes, Colleen does such an awesome job with the Indaba – she is an absolutely incredible woman who has so many that love her and would walk to the ends of the earth for her – hence all the people that help her with whatever she needs unwaiveringly and with a huge smile on their faces. She has a lot of angels who surround her.
It was a wonderful experience for me, being a non food blogger and something I hope she can carry on doing for years to come – I will be there for sure – I even have a few food loving friends who have said they will be coming with next year!!
Glad you will be going again next year 🙂
Take my hat off to you Tandy, don’t know how you find all the time.
🙂 Mandy xo
I don’t know either 🙂
Good time management skills 😉
Amazing work & like everybody else i wish i had your secreat formula to do all that you do in just 24 hours of a day. Hats Off To You. I need a few lessons!!!
This year was my first visit to the Indiaba, and i will most certainly ensure that i can attend the next one as well.
I will blog about my time management one day! So glad you will be back again next year 🙂
Gorgeous, tandy. I tried to post before and it is playing up! I love making my own jams and try to do it often. Any preserves really
I also love making preserves! I have my ISP guys working on my site to try and sort out the problem 🙂