Be a Better Food Blogger

Don’t you some­times wish that all your beau­ti­ful pic­tures of tacos were being appre­ci­ated by a larger audi­ence? Your taco shots, your mini restau­rant reviews, all that hard, but fun, work you’ve been putting into your blog and for what? Thirty hits a day!

And you know most of those hits are com­ing from your fam­ily and friends. It’s time to step it up a notch and get those taco pho­tos some world­wide love.

Just like all those great writ­ers we talked about last week, you could join their ranks, you just need a lit­tle help is all. And, hap­pily, help is on the way to Toronto this weekend.

TECHmunch, the trav­el­ing food blog­ger con­fer­ence pro­duced by Webby–hon­ored food social net­work and cook­book app pub­lish­ing plat­form, will make its Toronto debut on Sunday, July 22nd as part of the 15th Annual Hot & Spicy Food Festival at Harbourfront Centre. It will be held from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Harbourfront Centre Studio Theater (235 Queens Quay West).

The con­fer­ence, which was launched in Austin at SXSW (South by Southwest) in 2010, has been held in New York, Boston, Los Angeles and other major American cities. TECHmunch Toronto will be its first foray out­side the U.S. The goal is to pro­vide Toronto-area food blog­gers with the tools they need to cre­ate great con­tent, build a loyal audi­ence and turn their pas­sion into profit.

TECHmunch Toronto will fea­ture pan­els and work­shops on top­ics including:

  • Story & Content: Multimedia sto­ry­telling through text, pho­tographs and video”
  • A Down and Dirty Discussion About SEO for Food Writing”
  • Getting Noticed: How to Market and Publicize Your Blog”
  • Working with Brands and Monetizing Your Blog”

Attendees will enjoy lunch (spon­sored by’s Cookbook Cafe pub­lish­ing plat­form) at the Hot & Spicy Food Festival, and wrap up the con­fer­ence with a net­work­ing mixer.

Here is the full agenda and list of speak­ers.

Our goal is to give Toronto food blog­gers the ingre­di­ents they need to suc­ceed and make blog­ging a deli­ciously reward­ing expe­ri­ence,” said TECHmunch Producer and Founder Babette Pepaj. “Food blog­gers shouldn’t have to travel far and spend a for­tune to attend a con­fer­ence all their own. We can’t wait to serve up TECHmunch with a style befit­ting our friends in Toronto.”

Tickets for TECHmunch Toronto may be pur­chased here. Food blog­gers are invited to use a dis­count promo code when pur­chas­ing, the code cov­ers all related fees charged by Harbourfront Centre. Use code “” in the promo code box (in upper right of screen) to get the dis­count. Price includes all pan­els, bev­er­ages, lunch at the Hot & Spicy Food Festival and cock­tails at our net­work­ing mixer.

About TECHmunch

TECHmunch is a series of con­fer­ences held in cities across the U.S. to help food blog­gers learn the hands-on skills they need to make their blogs more per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally reward­ing. TECHmunch was cre­ated by Founder Babette Pepaj, who serves as con­fer­ence pro­ducer. Connect with TECHmunch on Facebook at and on Twitter via hash­tag #TECHmunch.


BakeSpace was launched in 2006 as the Web’s first food social net­work and recipe swap. Described by USA Today as “the clos­est thing to a Facebook-like food site,” BakeSpace is a grass­roots com­mu­nity for peo­ple who love to cook, bake and hang out in the kitchen. The site has been rec­og­nized by the Webby Awards for six con­sec­u­tive years, earn­ing back-to-back nom­i­na­tions in 2009 and 2010 for “Best Social Network.” In 2012, the Webbys and the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) also rec­og­nized’s new Cookbook Cafe pub­lish­ing plat­form — the first do-it-yourself dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing tool that enables any­one to cre­ate, mar­ket and sell a cook­book as both a native iPad app and a web-based eBook. is based in Los Angeles.

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