SXSWi 2011 Sketchnotes - So I Started a Food Blog

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Panel: So I Started a Food Blog

Presenter: Molly Wizenberg of Orangette 
Moderator: Emily Farris of Casserole Crazy

Orangette always makes me smile. Orangette was the first food blog I started following years ago. This Monday, I had the opportunity to see her speak at SXSWi.

Molly is not only a blogger, but also a freelance food writer, author of A Homemade Life, and owner of Delancey restaurant in Seattle. The lessons from Molly's talk contrasted with TECHmunch, a food blogger conference which I also attended for work and life. More on TECHmunch in a later post...

Molly focused on why we blog and the story behind the food. I hope my notes help you understand the feel of her talk.

Just in case you're wondering, here's my favorite recipe from Orangette's blog: Chickpea Salad with and Lemon Parmesan. It's super simple, just make sure you buy the best ingredients.

7 responses
Love, love, love Molly! Wish I had gotten to attend her session but I'm glad you did and shared your notes. Which, btw, are awesome! The drawings and cartoon bubble quotes are fantastic. So much prettier than the hen scratch I scribble in.
I *love* your notes, Kathy! Brilliant.
Cute! Oh no... "intimidated by #techmunch"... shoot! Did we scare you? Was it a specific talk or just a lot packed into two days? We'd love to hear your thoughts so we can make sure the conference provides value and inspires rather than intimidates. :)
Hey Babette, no you didn't scare me. That was actually Molly from Orangette and Nichelle from Cupcakes Take the Cake. I think they were intimidated by all the business aspects, but they agreed that it was good to have a forum to discuss those topics and there was a lot of great information learned.

I'll be doing a TECHmunch post sometime in the next few weeks. For now, I'm focusing on Austin Bakes for Japan.

Shelley and Molly, thank you so much for the feedback on my sketchnotes. I really enjoy taking visual notes.
Shelley and Molly, thank you so much for the feedback on my sketchnotes. I really enjoy taking visual notes and am glad that others are looking at them, too. Otherwise, they're just in my Moleskine.

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I really did enjoy this post.