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.

kathyphantastic at SXSWi (alone) at the Fast Company Grill

*Note: This post was written Friday night. Due to SXSW craziness, it was not released until Tuesday.

It seems that kathyphantastic has no friends. It also seems that kathyphantastic likes Lincoln vehicles.

A man who works for Lincoln made kathyphantastic take these photobooth pictures at their SXSWi event. He insisted kathyphantastic post them to her Facebook page immediately. kathyphantastic refused.

Sadly, kathyphantastic did not win a Lincoln. kathyphantastic also did not get to eat during the Fast Company Grill event at Moonshine. kathyphantastic will try to eat at Moonshine some other time during SXSW. kathyphantastic will also stop referring to herself in the third person in her next blog post.

kathyphantastic does look happy in these lonely photos.