Thanks to the great response from my first Eat to the Beat blogging event as well as some feedback from readers, I am excited to bring the event back! As of now, I plan on making this a quarterly event. If I start getting a huge amount of response (which would be great!) I may seek out a cohost (so feel free to “apply” by shooting me an email). There are SO many great blogging events out there right now (in fact, I have 4 I want to participate in within the next week and I just don’t think I will make most of them, sadly), that I thought quarterly deadlines might be better in terms of flexibility for bloggers.
This year’s remaining deadlines are below. I will try to post the round-ups the week after the deadlines and, if you’ve sent me your submission by that deadline, it will be included in that particular round-up. If you send it after that date, I will just roll it over into the next round-up. Sound good?
Monday, June 30
Tuesday, September 30
Tuesday, December 30
So, here’s a refresher course.
For EttB, please make and blog about a food or drink that somehow relates to a song, an album, a band, etc. Maybe you’ll create a dish based on a song’s literal lyrics about food. Perhaps you’ll allude to a band’s name in your creation (Smashing Pumpkin bread, anyone?). Maybe your favorite band is from Poland or your favorite song is about Chicago, and you want to blog about popular cuisine in those locations. Were you listening to a particular song as you were cooking or eating a specific dish? As long as you explain why the food/drink you have chosen to make reminds you of something musical, it works for this event. From “On Top of Spaghetti” to “The Spaghetti Incident;” from Pearl['s] Jam to “She Don’t Use Jelly,” the possibilities are endless.
In your entry (which you can post at ANY time), please mention this event and also include a link back to this URL. Then, email me at ellysaysopa [at] gmail [dot] com, and include your:
-blog name and URL
-permanent link to your entry for this event
-where you live
-picture of your food or drink (as an attachment or as a URL within your email)
If you don’t have a blog, no worries! Just send me an email with a picture of your food/drink and the story behind why you chose to make it.
I will send you a response email within 2-3 days of your submission. If you don’t get it, that means I didn’t get your submission. I try to check my spam as carefully as possible, but things sometimes slip through the cracks. So, email me again or leave me a comment here to make sure I get it.
I look forward to your submissions! Happy blogging, eating, and music-listening to all.