The First Annual Food Blog Awards
Kate at The Accidental Hedonist started a frenzy of excitement in the food blogging world earlier in the week when she announced she would be hosting Awards to celebrate and honour the best of the best in the food blogging world.
Many of the categories require that there have been 7 consecutive months worth of posts. As Becks & Posh is 7 months old today, it is now eligible for many of the categories that require some longevity of posting, in addition to the hotly contended Best New Blog category.
I was really amazed to have been nominated four times already for the Restaurant Reviews section by readers who I don't even know. That's you out there. Thank you so much. This confirmation of the fact that my efforts aren't going unappreciated made me feel most honoured.
Only the top 3-5 nominees in each category will be chosen to go ahead and participate in the voting process, so I am not sure if Becks & Posh will actually get as far as the finals. But as I started my blog with a restaurant post I though this might be a fitting moment to share, again, my two earliest posts, both of which were restaurant critiques.
The very first post, was a review of Sushi Groove South in San Francisco which involved a bottomless flask of hot sake.
The second post was a review of a small Sandwich Shop called Foodles , right next to my place of work in Marin. This post always seems to amuse people I work with, who happen to stumble across it online. They stop me in the corridors, sometimes, to make a point of letting me know how much I amused them with that, apparently fitting, description.
Becks & Posh has maybe become a little more sophisticated since those early days, so its humbling to recall the moment of Becks & Posh's conception, when I'd never ever read a food blog, or any blog for that matter and my target audience was just 7 people (five of my colleagues, my mum and Fred). How fast times change...
Please make sure all of the Food Blogs you read and love are being proposed as nominees by heading over to the Nominations site now to make your opinion heard about which sites deserve to go to the finals at the end of year. The First Annual Food Blog Awards