Last weekend I had the privilege of going to BlogHer Food in Miami, Florida. What is this event? It's a huge gathering of passionate food bloggers, and it's worth a trip if you're a food blogger too.
After a slightly shaky flight (let’s just leave it at “water spout tornado”), I landed in Miami ready to go and eager to learn! I met up with the California Giant gang and headed towards my first session of the BlogHer Food conference titled “Lightning Talks.” I took furious notes and learned a lot about various topics ranging from leadership skills to do’s and don’ts for speaking with the media. Like I said—tons of great stuff for food bloggers to learn!
One of my favorite topics from Blog Her was regarding video, and I’d love to share some of what I learned. Here are a few quick tips that could benefit any food blogger, of which I cannot wait to start implementing with fresh California Giant berries!
Don’t be scared of the camera—segments for live television can really elevate your brand!
Speaking of video, they should be short and sweet—about two minutes long. You could make a video to talk about a product, a recipe, nutrition, etc.
Your video should have a “hook.” You know—like a theme, an emotion, or idea to set the tone of the video
Along with learning all there is to know about video, I was also Instagramming and Tweeting my heart out during the event. There were so many yummy berry smoothies and treats I got to try and I couldn’t help but share it with all my fans and followers. If that wasn’t fun enough, I even heard my name announced as a grand prize winner ($1,000 American Express gift card) and got to share with the attendees a little bit about my blog—SO GREAT!
All in all, Miama was absolutely amazing. My time at BlogHer Food was such a treat, and I feel like a stronger food blogger because of it. I met some amazing people, some of whom belonging to blogs I’ve been reading for years. There was simply so much passion for food and writing all around me, and I loved every minute of it. Meeting everyone was a thrill, and I am so thankful to California Giant Berry Farms for sending me and thankful to serve as their Brand Ambassador! I'll remember my first BlogHer Food with warm memories and happy thoughts.