On Eating, Writing, Retreating

Wow. I just finished an amazing weekend at my first food blogger conference, Eat, Write, Retreat! I learned so much and met so many wonderful people, and it’s going to take me some time to digest it all (pun intended. Wow did we eat a lot!), but here are a few first thoughts.

  1. Spending a weekend with foodies is inspiring and invigorating.
  2. Shauna James Ahern (a.k.a. Gluten Free Girl) is even cooler in person, and made the most profound statement of the entire weekend: Blog because you love it, and for no other reason. (More about this in a later post.)
  3. It feels great to make an obscure food comment and nobody looks at you funny.
  4. Having a gluten-free blog is not as niche as I would have thought.
  5. Don’t underestimate the amount of swag you’ll get at a food blogger conference! I had to call AK to come and pick me up with my car :)

Thanks to Robyn Webb and Casey Benedict for putting on such a great conference!

5 Responses to On Eating, Writing, Retreating
  1. Valerie
    May 23, 2011 | 10:08 am

    Hi Rella! It was awesome to meet you and so many awesome food bloggers. I’m already looking forward to next year. Hope you’ll be there again!

  2. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty
    May 23, 2011 | 10:50 am

    Sounds like a fantastic time! I can’t wait to hear more about it!

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