Food Blogger Friends

Food Blogger Friends is a group for anyone who is engaged with blogs that are focused on food or drink. It includes people who create and write food blogs as well as those who shoot photos for blogs, advertise on or otherwise market through blogs, edit or design blogs, or publish blogs and other food-centered websites. It also is open to anyone who writes about or reviews food blogs for print or online media, along with anyone, such as literary agents, cookbook publishers, and newspaper and magazine editors, who hires or works with food bloggers in any capacity.

Food blogs include both individual blogs as well as blogs that are embedded in larger community, corporate, or media websites, covering topics that range from cooking to restaurants to growing, producing, and sourcing food. The group is intended to focus and enhance the sharing of ideas about food-blog writing, editing, subject matter, photography, and design; audience engagement and growth; and monetization. We hope the group will be a place to take note of and understand trends in food blogging, especially as food blogging interacts and competes with, and complements, other food and recipe media, such as cookbooks, newspapers and magazines, non-blog websites, and web and televised video.

Food Blogger Friends was created and is administered by the Harvard Common Press, a Boston-based publisher of cookbooks and of blogEATS, a blog about food blogs. Because we believe that the future of food writing and publishing will bridge the gap between old and new media, and because we frequently publish books by food bloggers, we are keenly interested in trends in food blogging and in building sustainable businesses for bloggers and publishers alike. We also created and administer the Facebook group Cookbook Friends, a place for conversations about creating and selling cookbooks specifically and about the future of food media in general.

When you join the group, please do add your blog and relevant social media URLs to the blog archive in the document section: