Reading & Writing

Blog North is back – and this time the bloggers are hungry.

Susie Stubbs
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The North’s blogging network returns with a packed, one-day workshop focused on one of our favourite things: food.

It’s been all quiet on the blogging front since the inaugural Blog North Awards but that’s not to say we’ve not been busy. Alongside the blogger events organised by the ever-clever Culture Vulture in Leeds, and Kate Feld’s nationwide blogging workshops tour, we’ve been cooking up the fourth Blog North event – literally, as it happens. With previous sessions focusing on art, culture and social media, we thought it high time we turned our attentions to food. We are thus very proud to announce that Blog North #4 will be the Food Glorious Food edition – and it takes place on Saturday 13 April in Leeds. Read on for full details, snap up a ticket here, or scroll down to find out more about Blog North.

Blog North #4, Saturday 13 April, 10am-6pm, Leeds

Get the most out of your food, drink, restaurant or plain ordinary blog with a day of professional workshops designed to support you in your blogging adventures. This time, the focus is on food – learn more about crafting a story, growing your readership, working with PRs and big brands, writing credible reviews, making the most of social media or taking photos that do justice to the food on your plate.

The day’s workshops are:

  • On the Hoof: Get the most out of your action storytelling shots with photographer Paul Winch Furness (involves visual treats);
  • Laying a Trail of Breadcrumbs: Sheffield-based Cindy Cheung shows how you can grow your readership with a creative use of social media, events and charming collaborations;
  • Brands and Blogs: In the age of power bloggers and opportunities sent your way, how do you nagivate opportunities and create great partnerships? What are the metrics that really matter? With Sam Ward, Brand PR Manager from Taylors of Harrogate
  • No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Award-winning food writer Emma Sturgess leads a writing workshop that will help you craft compelling posts, as well as sharing tips on navigating the ethical minefield of restaurant reviewing in the digital age. How do you share your passion for food and drink without compromising your principles?
  • From Pixel to Print: Meet Lynn Hill and members of the Clandestine Cake Club and Leigh Linley of Good Stuff who both started blogging, developed great communities and events and are now published authors.

Other fabulous stuff:

  • Meet infamous jellymongers (and creators of the book, Feasting), Bompas and Parr. Be prepared to suck up something quite intoxicating as they bring their latest invention to Leeds Gallery.
  • Soft drinks are provided throughout the day, as is lunch.

It is quite a packed day – and all this costs just £25 (plus booking fees). What are you waiting for? Book now.

Who should attend? If you are a blogger, then this is for you. It’s a session that has been designed by bloggers, for bloggers. And it’s not all about showing off the best blog sites: you can be a complete newbie looking for tips on writing a blog, or someone looking to move up to the next level. Whatever stage you are at, this is a chance to discover more about how blogging works and to find out how to raise your profile, as well as to connect with like-minded souls and be a bit, you know, sociable. Read more about what happened at Blog North #1 via our Storify of the event (clue: everyone had a ball) or come and join us on Facebook.

Blog North is a collaborative project that’s brought to you by The Culture Vulture, the Blog North Awards and Creative Tourist. Find out why we run Blog North.

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