One enjoyable aspect of having a food blog is having the opportunity to enter blog events. If you have a food blog and would like to meet some new people and hopefully get some new readers, there’s almost nothing better than participating in (or hosting) a blog event. Most blog events don’t really come with prizes, or fame- just the opportunity for others to see your work. One exception is the regular event, “Does My Blog Look Good in This,” or DMBLGIT for short. There’s no money in it, of course. But if you take a really, really pretty picture, you just might get a cute little virtual award that you can place on your site. It’s silly, of course- but I’ve met some really great people and stumbled across some great new blogs by taking part in some of these things. Right now DMBLGIT is calling for October entries. In the past I’ve just picked my personal favorite photo and entered it. But this month I am plagued with indecision. Won’t you, won’t you, help me select one? Please post the number of your favorite photo in the comments, and I’ll enter whichever one wins the most votes. I’m considering entering one of the photos above. Hover your mouse over the photo for its number, or count from the top left corner from 1-5. If there’s some other photo you like even better that I posted in the month of October, comment on that post and I’ll add it to this list. I just thought it would be fun to make this a group project, and I love comments… hint hint!
The judges are looking at the following elements:
Aesthetics- meaning composition, food styling, lighting, focus, etc.
Edibility- meaning â€œDoes the photo make us want to die to try and eat the food?â€
Originality- the photograph that catches our attention and makes us want to say â€œWow!â€ because it displays something we might not have seen before
Overall Winner- the photograph encompasses all of the three previous categories: the best in Aesthetics, Edibility and Originality.
Also, it would be fun if those of you with your own blogs entered as well- we could do a gluten-free sweep and show people gluten-free food can be just as beautiful as gluten-filled food! Let’s hear it for gluten-free solidarity! Yeah! (or Wheat-Free/Vegetarian/blogger solidarity! I’m not picky.)
PS I promise the next post will contain RECIPES! I’ve been a bit distracted with preparation for a presentation, sorry guys…