South By Southwest–or SXSW–is a huge festival/convention in Austin, Texas based around music, movies and technology with lots of interviews and panels with famous people. I had only one panel I wanted to attend and it was the “Secrets of Successful Food Blogging” panel. I’m still rather unsure of myself and various aspects of writing a food blog, so I showed up with open ears and an open mind.
Panelists were Zach Brooks (Midtown Lunch), Cathy Erway (Not Eating Out in New York), Kalyn Denny (Kalyn’s Kitchen) and Addie Broyles (Relish Austin)—moderated—very well might I add—by Rachel Kramer Bussel (Cupcakes Take the Cake).
The panelists talked about lots of interesting topics such as how they got into food blogging, different methods of posting, ads and whether or not Twitter is a good thing. Maybe I should sign up for a Twitter account!
Anyhow, I recorded the entire conversation on my iPhone and converted it into a mp3. You can download it at the link below. The audio level might be a little low, fair warning.
Special thanks to Harmony and Brent for getting me a day pass!