Happy Blogiversary Worth The Whisk!

Patti Londre As A Baby

This morning it occurred to me… if I write THIS post during THIS week, it will be a convergence of two accomplishments: my 150th post on Worth The Whisk, now officially One Year Old.  I was an adorable one-year-old if I do say so myself.

Here is how WTW happened…

I’ve been blogging since mid-2007 for my other avocation, putting on camps for grownups: here’s the blog for Camp GetAway for Mothers & Others. 

Being familiar with blogging, I discuss it in my guerilla marketing speeches. One such speech was a year ago at the Denver IACP conference (“Online Marketing for the Internet Impaired” was my official topic). It was there that I decided to sit in on a session about food blogging, thinking I could add some recipes to the camp blog.

LIGHTBULB. “Gee, Patti, after all these decades of working in the food world, writing about food, possessing a home ec degree and certainly cooking food, why not start a blog for the fun of it?”

That is not the truth. The truth is, when one of the speakers said, “You cannot NOT make money with a food blog,” the entire audience sat up STRAIGHT in our chairs, note-taking a lot more furiously. The next speaker gave her stats: traffic, CPM, advertising networks and you could see the mental calculators. Me, especially.

Well, that was a bunch of hooey. Too complicated to even bore you with the pennies and traffic building ridiculousness. But after landing on a fun blog name, and starting the process, I was hooked, this is fun, I am stretching, and we’re eating more interesting things here.

You will see there are no ads on this blog. HOWEVER, I am a businesswoman, so after about six months of trying to figure this all out (here comes the shameless plug), LIGHTBULB:  put on an educational camp for food bloggers, with experts teaching blog-specific skills, great food, excellent sponsors, hands-on workshops, killer goodie bag, and a ton of fun. That IACP speaker may have been right all along – Camp Blogaway Bootcamp for Food and Recipe Bloggers will probably make a little bit of money.

Happy Blogiversary to Worth The Whisk!

–> Today is also the day to announce our FREE BUNKS FOR MILITARY program at Camp Blogaway, a tradition we love at our Camp GetAway weekends, too. So if you know a food blogger who is “military,” point him or her to this link: Camp Blogaway Military.

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1 Kelly April 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Wonderful! Congrats. I also love the outreach to the troops. How fantastic!

2 Denise@There's a Newf in My Soup! April 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

Happy Blogaversary! I’m looking forward to mine in a few months, and I’m excited about launching my second year with some experience and an awesome CampBlogAway weekend under my belt!

3 elise April 9, 2010 at 9:04 am

happy #150 AND 1 year! i love the baby pic, too 🙂

4 Theresa111 April 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Congratulations and Happy Blogiversary!
It is wonderful that you have been sharing your ideas, food and stories with all of us.

(I officially signed up at BlogCatalog.com on April 17, 2010)

5 JulieD April 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

6 Cathy/ShowFoodChef April 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

Happy Blogaversary, Patti, and YES you are a cute cute baby! Makes sense though, you’re a fabulous adult also 😀

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