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Sunday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Building Community in a Blogger-Eat-Blogger World

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Among bloggers, competition for page views and followers can be fierce, and as more people jump in, it feels like we're all picking at the same slice of pie. How do you encourage bloggers in your online space to collaborate instead of compete, and better yet, how do you build an offline community whose members have real-life, meaningful relationships? Learn from Austin food bloggers who have used tweet ups, taco tours, potlucks and blogger events to create an offline community of more than 400 members. By choosing to become friends over foes, the bloggers have been able to give back to their city through fundraisers and awareness campaigns, such as the Hunger Awareness Project where bloggers wrote about living off food stamps and food pantry donations for a week.

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Addie Broyles

food writerAustin American-StatesmanAs a columnist for the Austin American-Statesman, Addie Broyles covers everything from cookbooks and recipes to farmers markets, trends and food businesses in the Wednesday food section and on her Austin360 blog, Relish Austin.
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Tolly Moseley

EditorAustin EavesdropperTolly Moseley is a culture writer based in Austin TX. She is co-host of Austin American-Statesman's culture podcast "Statesman Shots," and was formerly the co-host of "Hungry In" on The Hungry Channel (a co-production between YouTube and Electus Studios... Read More →
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Pam Penick

Writer/PublisherDigging blogTapping out her first post in early 2006, Pam Penick had no way of knowing where her blog, Digging, would lead her: to a new career as a landscape and garden designer; to writing gigs with Fine Gardening magazine and other publications; to appearances on... Read More →
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Mando Rayo

CEOMando Rayo+CollectiveI'm a nonprofit guy w a Si Se Puede attitude! **Co-author of 'Austin Breakfast Tacos'** Founder of @MRCollectivos Latinos, Multicultural y tacos @TacoJournalism

Sunday March 13, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Hyatt, TX Ballroom 5-7

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