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The Eat, Drink, Blog 2012 Experience + Notes on Building Blog Communities
The 3rd Australian Food Bloggers Conference was held in Adelaide, South Australia on 3-4 November. There were about 80 bloggers from all over the country who attended this amazing event. This is a simple capture of how I experienced the event.
Storified by Shai Coggins · Mon, Nov 05 2012 17:34:41
Watch: Great video snapshot of the EDB2012 Experience by Simon Leong.
Eat Drink Blog 3: Australian Food Bloggers Conferencesimonleongdesign
Eat, Drink and Blog 2012: Food Bloggers FunSo, I've been a bit quiet here over the last few days. I've just been busy with a few things including: wrapping up my postgrad degree (Y...
great post! enjoyed reading about your expeience RT “@shaicoggins Eat, Drink and Blog 2012: Food Bloggers Fun: http://www.shaicoggins.com/eat-drink-and-blog-2012-food-bloggers-fun/ #edb2012ibyangbabe
@shaicoggins wish I was there! ##EDB2012Darren Rowse
My #edb2012 name tag. I <3 the Twitter handle in the ID. :)Shai Coggins
Wonderful New Friends
@shaicoggins it was lovely to meet and chat with you at #EDB2012 - really made me thinking about my blog and where I can/want to take itfoodie cravings
@shaicoggins it was exciting to find someone I could completely relate to & learn from 🙂 that alone has made #edb2012 a success for me!foodie cravings
@shaicoggins it was so nice to meet you on the weekend, and loved hearing about your community and how you got started!The Little Cookbook
@shaicoggins @eatdrinkblogau great to meet you too!Michelle aka Ms Chef
#edb2012 was fabulous, thanks for a great weekend all! (@jenius @CulinaryLibry @MissPiggyEats @AFreshLegacy @shaicoggins @Wholesome_Cook)South Australia
My panel session: Building Blog Communities (with the lovely @frombecca)
@frombecca & @shaicoggins inspire bloggers about the importance of 'building a community' @eatdrinkblogau #EDB2012 http://pic.twitter.com/NKkJqYONSimonLeong
@shaicoggins I think we agree on that. Lovely being on the bloggers #EDB2012 panel with you today Shai.Rebecca Varidel
@CulinaryLibry enjoy @shaicoggins' preso today, she's super rad #edb2012Ash Baghurst
@TripleB @shaicoggins just listening to shai as we speak!! (tweet?)The Culinary Library
@shaicoggins : Think about who you're talking to and how you can help them, not just what you want to say about yourself. #edb2012MartynaWholesomeCook
"Things can get very competitive online, but there's greater power in connecting". @shaicoggins. So true. Take it easy&make friends, peepsWinston Chua
Create a community, connect together and this creates a powerful force - @shaicoggins at #edb2012the gook
Talking community with @shaicoggins and @insidecuisine frombecca #edb2012 @ Adelaide Central Market http://instagr.am/p/RlgHN3RCy5/Nic
Blogging Memory Lane
Listening to @shaicoggins bring us back through the years where blogging communities didn't exist. #edb2012Eat. Drink. Blog.
.@shaicoggins started blogging to the tunes of the dial up router. #edb2012Eat. Drink. Blog.
True soldier: @shaicoggins (fr Manila) has been blogging for 13 years. Back then, it was #geocities & #penpals. #omgosh #edb2012fatboo
@fatbooo @shaicoggins shai is amazing! I started in groceries too, tho 2-3 years after shai.Celeste
@berrytravels Groceries? @fatbooo @shaicogginsMelissa Loh
@berrytravels @shaicoggins lol yes I laughed at groceries. #autocorrectragefatboo
@fatbooo @shaicoggins Groceries? I mean geocities lol. Damn autocorrect.Celeste
RT @eatdrinkblogau: Panel 1: building a community w/ @frombecca @tammois @shaicoggins #edb2012 http://instagr.am/p/RlgD-GB-rw/ <-Tnx! Had so much fun!Shai Coggins
.@shaicoggins be aware of your own comfort levels, find out what works best for you and your usage of social media. #edb2012Eat. Drink. Blog.
Connecting Blogging Communities
'we can accomplish a lot more if we connect - rather than compete - with each other' - @shaicoggins #edb2012 #bloggingJJ
@shaicoggins your collaborative philosophy is amazing, seeing bloggers as colleagues rather than competitors #Edb2012Thang Ngo
@ThangNgo @shaicoggins thus is the nature of the social world. Together we are stronger ;)FoodMeUpScotty
RT @84thand3rd: 'we can accomplish a lot more if we connect - rather than compete - with each other' - @shaicoggins #edb2012 #bloggingLeah Klugt
@84thand3rd @shaicoggins - totally :)The Littlest Anchovy
@84thand3rd @shaicoggins I agree! Share, learn and improve.Ling Pang
@84thand3rd @shaicoggins Now i could not agree more:)Homemaker Reporter
@shaicoggins well said. Couldn't agree more. @84thand3rd @homemakerreport @sixinchheelChompchomp
Panel 1: building a community with frombecca @tammois @shaicoggins #edb2012 http://instagr.am/p/RlgD-GB-rw/Eat. Drink. Blog.
Comments on Comments
@shaicoggins "Make your community shine, especially for your regular commenters. They are champions of your blog" #edb2012A Fresh Legacy
.@shaicoggins believes in thanking commenters for taking the time to leave comments on her blog. #edb2012Eat. Drink. Blog.
RT @fatbooo: @shaicoggins says comments are old-school now. These days, the conversations occur over twitter or facebook. #edb2012Daisy
.@shaicoggins top commenters get featured on the sidear of the blog. #edb2012Eat. Drink. Blog.
@fatbooo @shaicoggins I am definitely finding that to be the case...Corridor Kitchen
So true! RT @fatbooo: @shaicoggins says comments are old-school now. These days, the conversations occur over twitter or facebook. #edb2012Jennifer Lam
Aussie blogging royalty Shai Coggins talking about online communities with Rebecca Varidel #edb2012Ed Charles
@eatdrinkblogau @shaicoggins a very insightful sessionthe gook
@shaicoggins @insidecuisine So good 🙂 thanks ladiesNic
Adelaide Central Market Mini Tour
Having some Bling to start off our day of food and drink blogging at #EDB2012 #AdelaideShai Coggins
Wine Blending at D'Arenberg, McLaren Vale
Our group from @darenbergwine http://instagr.am/p/RjTaqUERVr/ for #edb2012Shai Coggins
Enjoying wine tasting and blending lesson with @adobodownunder at @darenbergwine .Shai Coggins
Wine blending at #edb2012Shai Coggins
Perfect 6: a uniquely blended wine by yours truly and @adobodownunder . Great experience at @darenbergwine #edb2012Shai Coggins
@shaicoggins @TourismSA @TashStoodley glad you had fun, we enjoyed having you all 🙂 #edb2012d'Arenberg
Food, Food, and More Food... (of course!)
Sample noms at #edb2012 .Shai Coggins
Lovely paella for lunch at #edb2012 Great stuff from @mycentralmarket food stall owners. Thanks! :)Shai Coggins
Afternoon tea at #edb2012.Shai Coggins
Delegates please note - all leftovers deemed safe from #edb2012 dinner on Sat were vac-packed & passed to a local charity. #foodsecurityEat. Drink. Blog.
Some of the wonderful sessions from EDB2012
The morning of Day 2 of #EDB2012 has been full on. Great keynote by @diannejacobs on food writing.Shai Coggins
Food styling workshop with Fiona Roberts at #edb2012 .Shai Coggins
After a whirlwind lunch, we are now back with our
first afternoon seminar about SEO with Geoff Kwitco #edb2012Eat.drink.blog
'gushing over a plate of food is fine but there's a whole back story to that food' - @SimonBryantChef #edb2012JJ
Goodie Bags, thanks to sponsors and organisers
Goodie bag from #edb2012 + speakers gift basket. Thanks so much, @eatdrinkblogau @mycentralmarketShai Coggins
Goodies for all #edb2012 participants... Looking forward to trying them out. :)Shai Coggins
SA Food on Display: Goodies for #edb2012 presenters.Shai Coggins
EDB2012 Hangover + Detox
Who else is going through a massive #EDB2012 withdrawal/hangover? What a fab weekend. Still chatting about it to anyone who'd listen. :)Shai Coggins
@shaicoggins severe #edb2012 withdrawl! I'm wondering why there's no chocolate fountain in my life today...Ashley Ng
@imsohungree ha me too! It doesn't feel right @shaicogginsChompchomp
@imsohungree @shaicoggins I was wondering the same thing :)Megan Young
@shaicoggins massive @eatdrinkblogau hangover! Missing the chocolate fountains tooJ Smith
@shaicoggins quinoa & egg dinner, banana breakfast smoothie 😉 @Chompchompcomau @imsohungree @TheShadyBaker @VeggiesAndMe @eatdrinkblogauJJ
@84thand3rd @shaicoggins @chompchompcomau @theshadybaker @veggiesandme @eatdrinkblogau some gym time helps too! #edb2012curesAshley Ng
@84thand3rd @shaicoggins @Chompchompcomau @imsohungree @TheShadyBaker @VeggiesAndMe That sounds far too sensible, JJ. :)Eat. Drink. Blog.
@shaicoggins @Chompchompcomau @imsohungree @TheShadyBaker @VeggiesAndMe Don't ask me, I'm still eating leftover cupcakes! 😛 (Erin)Eat. Drink. Blog.
@eatdrinkblogau @shaicoggins @chompchompcomau @imsohungree @theshadybaker OMG! Those cakes were stunning!Megan Young
@eatdrinkblogau @shaicoggins @chompchompcomau @imsohungree @theshadybaker @veggiesandme Im happy to eat ALL the cupcakes :)Daisy
@DaisyNTSFM @eatdrinkblogau @shaicoggins @chompchompcomau @theshadybaker @veggiesandme I wanted to bring home! Made me sad to leave them!Ashley Ng
@imsohungree @DaisyNTSFM @shaicoggins @Chompchompcomau @TheShadyBaker @VeggiesAndMe They went to a good home (my belly) ;)Eat. Drink. Blog.
@eatdrinkblogau you'd be appalled by th 5k run then 😉 #edb2012detox @shaicoggins @Chompchompcomau @imsohungree @TheShadyBaker @VeggiesAndMeJJ
Bits and Pieces
RT @ThangNgo: @shaicoggins my blog changes with my life, new hair, new blog design lol #Edb2012 <- Haha. #Truth ;-)Shai Coggins
@sumaiku Yup! I've been following the nice updates of #EDB2012 - the Australian Food Blogger Conference in Adelaide. Thanks to @shaicoggins.Thesunsetgirl.com
Relax http://lockerz.com/s/258461068 with @fatbooo @shaicoggins @adobodownundera matter of taste