The Faces of Eat Drink Blog 2013

Recently I was involved in organising the 4th edition of the national food bloggers conference Eat Drink Blog. The event was from my point of view a massive success in bringing together food bloggers from all over the country and internationally to discuss the issues that make them tick. There was much considered discussion and a bit of fiery debate on topics ranging from improving your writing skills and photography, to legal issues surrounding blogging and how/if to engage with PR.

I couldn’t have been happier with the way the event turned out, it was exactly what we as a committee had planned all the way along, and with help from some amazing sponsors and speakers, we were able to put a great program for our delegates.

I was pretty busy over the course of the day running around checking things, talking to people, MC’ing the odd session, and then serving our empanadas in the evening at a pop up dinner. Although I did manage to find some time to take a few photos of my own, and so here I present some of the faces of the lovely people that made the event so enjoyable, and all the hours put in to organising it totally worthwhile.

I can’t wait to see you all again at the next event :)

Breaking the drought

Hey folks,

It’s been a while… Any by a while I mean probably a year or so. Of course if you’re following me on twitter or Facebook you’ll realise that I haven’t exactly disappeared from the online world, but it seems every time I venture to this website I end up half writing something, deleting spam, editing photos, updating plugins, and then never actually publishing anything.

Now that’s pretty common in the blogging world, but given that I am organising a national food bloggers conference this coming weekend called Eat Drink Blog you’d really think I should be doing better at actually blogging myself.

So this is really just a quick note to say I’m alive and well, and in case you missed it, which is likely because I didn’t put it up here, I am now proud father to a bouncing baby boy Harold, who is 9 months old and going on strong. I’ve got lots of things to catch up on, which lets be honest, probably won’t happen… but Abstract Gourmet is still alive and well and as opinionated as ever, if somewhat sleep deprived occasionally.