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Adopt A Blogger – Round 2

Alright folks… it is that time again. Time for all of you Veteran Bloggers to come out and give a hand to the newest folks on the food blogging block! I know you remember how anxious you felt starting your food blog. You weren’t sure what you wanted to accomplish back then, but you did know that being a part of this great community was an important thing to you! Let’s lend our hands to those just starting out, give them a leg up with our advice and expertise, and help them build some of the best new food blogs out there.

The Rules – because we can’t just let things be all willy-nilly, can we?

First, my goal is to have this be a fairly regular event now that life is somewhat under control. We had an amazing turn out with the first Adopt a Blogger event and I hope it continues! If you were adopted the first time around, consider adopting someone this time around. If you adopted before, you can adopt again. I am limiting the number of potential adoptees to 25 for this round. So, I am looking for 25 newbies and 25 Veteran food bloggers. First come, first serve basis. If you miss it this time around, we’ll get you next time!

  • Newbies – Newbies are food bloggers who have a blog that has been up for a year or less. If you are just starting out, you must have had at least 1 month worth of posting on your blog.
  • Veterans – Anyone who has maintained an active food blog for over 1 year. If you have a blog that is younger than a year old, but feel like you have the whole food blogging thing down and could provide some expertise to someone just starting out, then please feel free to sign up as a veteran.
  • Newbies will commit to writing one post about their Veteran. Veterans will commit to doing the same. Trying a recipe out and posting this on your blog would count as well, as long as you are introducing each other and the blogs.
  • You will each add each other to your respective blogrolls.
  • At the end of the 3 month mentoring time, where the Veteran will help the newbie find their way, I ask that the Veteran write one post linking back to this Adopt-A-Blogger post with a piece of advice for new bloggers. I also ask that the newbies write one post about what they have learned about blogging during the 3 month mentorship. Please note that by three months, I don’t mean that you have to be in constant contact with each other. Just keep in touch with each other for the three months and be available to ask/answer any questions that might pop up. The posts that you write for this piece of the Adopt a Blogger event will be included in a round-up at the end of the 3 month period.
  • If you are interested in participating, please leave a comment on this post indicating if you are a newbie or a veteran. Please make sure you enter your website information in the form as well as an email address. If that information isn’t included, I can’t get a hold of you which means you won’t be able to participate!
  • Once we have reached have reached 25 newbies and 25 veterans, I will carefully match you all up and the adoption will be official!

I am also looking for someone who has design talent to share. If you can design a nifty badge for this event, I have a nice little prize package for you! Email me through my contact form.

I think that is it! I am looking forward to another successful Adopt a Blogger event!

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Comments

  1. I love this idea! I’m a newbie and would fancy being adopted. :)

    Thanks!

    Jens last blog post..The Omnivore’s Hundred

  2. oh oh! me! me! i want to participate. i tried last year, but i got in too late and missed it.

    i have a baking blog called Oye Cookie! that has been up since January. i don’t do cooking, just baking.

    i think this is a fantastic opportunity and if i can jump in this year i would really love it.

    Thanks for doing this again!!

    jennifers last blog post..Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  3. forgot to mention that my site hasn’t been up more than a year and i definitely consider myself a newbie.

    jennifers last blog post..Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  4. Hey! Incoming Newbie Request!

    I would love to be involved with this – I was sorry to miss it last time round. My blog’s being going about 8 months, but I still have so much to learn!!

  5. I hope that I can get in this round. I would love to have a mentor. I’ve been blogging for less than six months.

    Alicias last blog post..No, It Wasn’t a Vacation!

  6. We’re younger than a year, but would love to be a veteran.

    Also, come check out our blog – we have an award for you.

    Psychgrads last blog post..Magic Blondies

  7. Hi! I’d love to be signed up as a newbie :)

    Amys last blog post..Old Hat, New Shoes

  8. Ooh, hope I can get on as a newbie! This sounds like fun.

    Rebeccas last blog post..Granola Grabbers and why I’m getting a D in domestic arts

  9. I’d be interested in being a veteran :)

    Juless last blog post..Creamy Beetroot Risotto

  10. Hello! If there is still some room left for a newbie, I’d love to sign up.

  11. I’m a veteran (2 years… lots of learning) and would love to help out a newbie!

    emiglias last blog post..Accidental Hedonist Day

  12. I’m a newbie (blogging since March), if there’s still room!

    http://divaofdining.blogspot.com

    Mels last blog post..The Return of Chef Louie

  13. Newbie Here! I’ve been blogging this past month about all kinds of cooking – beef and chicken dishes to pasta to cookies and ice cream. I would love to be matched with a foodie mentor.

    http://homewithmandy.blogger.com

    Thanks! Mandy

  14. i would love to be a newbie but i have only been up for about 3 weeks….please?!?!?!

    Jamies last blog post..Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  15. I am a newbie and I would love to participate. However, I think we are past the 25 quota… Let me know if I need to take math lessons again, I might be able to arrange to sit in in my first graders class. :-)

    Alexas last blog post..Green, Frozen and Delicious: Green Tea Frozen Yogurt

  16. Ok my blog has been up for about a year and a few months. I still feel like a newbie and have tons to learn. However, I don’t want to take up a spot from someone that fits the criteria of 1 year or less. So if you don’t have enough newbies sign me up :)

    judyfoodies last blog post..Pork Meatball Congee

  17. I lost count about halfway down the comment thread and have no idea if you’re already reached your newbie capacity, but if not, I’d love to be included. I’ve been blogging since June and would love to hear some advice from experienced bloggers out there. Can’t wait for next year when I would be able to return the favor to a newbie. Thanks for setting this up!

    Jessicas last blog post..No Bake Vegetable Lasagna

  18. I can be a veteran… :)

  19. Hi There!
    I don’t know if you need newbies or vet’s but I guess I could be considered either.
    I’ve been blogging as a cookbook for a year, then recently decided to cookBLOG (literally last week)
    I’m very techy and have tons of design experience.
    Please let me know!

  20. It was a lot of fun last time — I’d be happy to mentor another new blogger this round. Sign me up!

    Sarahs last blog post..The Omnivore’s 100: How Many Have You Had?

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