Friday, March 27, 2009

New Idea...Looking For Some Feedback

Hi All,

The idea that we have been toying with of late is each week we will award 1 or 2 of our bloggers with the honor of "Best of CEiMB this Week" or something of that ilk. We would most likely include a picture and/or a blurb from the post here on Friday evening to make sure that any later postings can be included.

If your post is a winner, we would post it on CEiMB with a link to your post and congratulatory sentiments from us :) Nick has also been acquiring some basic photo editing skills for use at our own blog, and we will put them to use here, too. If he feels that the photo has potential to be accepted by Tastespotting, Photograzing, or Food Gawker, he will do some minor editing and submit it.

We think it could be a fun way to recognize great food writing and photography within the group and challenge everyone to take great pictures of the CEiMB meals. In addition, submitting photos to the various food porn sites is a great way to get more exposure for this blog and those blogs of our members, and that can only mean good things for everyone involved.

I don't want people to feel as though we are stealing their content or their right to submit their photos directly to the sites themselves. That is not our intention at all. You would be able to opt out of this completely or if there is a particular week that you don't want us to include your post, you can simply email me when you publish your post and let me know. I would add something to the rules that reflects this so everyone knows how to proceed if they want to opt out.

We would really like to hear what everyone thinks about this. This group is all of ours and Nick and I don't want to impose our ideas on everyone if you don't like them. Please leave your comments here or feel free to email me directly at cravingellieinmybelly at gmail dotcom.



  1. I think it's a great idea!

    So far I haven't been able to get any of my pics up on Tastespotting, Foodgawker or Recipemuncher... Somehow they're always too dark, too big, too small, too.... whatever. I would love some tips and tricks on what to do!

  2. Sounds like a great idea! Maybe we could make a little "Best of" icon that the winner could post on their blog?

    BTW, I noticed a couple weeks ago that Aggie's Kitchen had a beautiful CEiMB pic on Tastespotting:)

  3. You guys are doing such a great job! I am so happy that you took over.

    I think that this is a GREAT idea.

  4. Ha ha! Until they're looking for the "worst of," I have no fear of being chosen. I think it's a great idea, but the subtitle of my blog should be "homely but good." Hope lots of our more creative bloggers will get the recognition they deserve!

  5. Sounds like a great idea! And I think the photo tips will be helpful for me. Thanks, guys!

  6. I love this idea! I just started getting into photography thanks to blogging and a new camera...and lately my challenge has been to get these pictures on those sites!

    You guys are really doing a great job!! I love being part of this group!