Food Blogging

Gluten-Free Girl Apparently Still Talking

Shauna Ahern, working on yet another book, has jumped on the ‘blogging is dead’ bandwagon. In an interview with some blog no one cares about Shauna says she read on that there google machine that “in four to five years 75 percent of the Internet is going to be video, not text”.

I’ve noticed that blogs don’t really matter any more. Very few people are starting blogs these days. There’s Tumblr, Instagram, Periscope – people can do social media without a blog. A lot of people have stopped writing. Even the notion of a website is antiquated now, because you can make an entire living from Instagram.

This pronouncement came on the heels of Shauna saying they are “switching over to an ad network on our blog, so there will be revenue from that” and that in a few years they hope to “have enough subscribers to stop doing ads and sponsors”. Which doesn’t really make sense if blogging will be dead in a few years, but ok.

She also revealed she has signed with “a talent agent” who will “build partnerships for us and actively seeking out companies to work with and appearances”. I guess because people are really clamouring to book the magic and majesty of Roadface and Fingernail Filth for personal appearances. She concluded the interview by saying “My blog voice is reassuring, contented, and distilled into a peaceful place. People want to come back for that.”

 

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Food Blogging Internets

Pinterest Blocked A Bunch Of Food Bloggers And Everyone Is Angry

After causing an uproar for blocking affiliate linking, Pinterest is yet again angering bloggers by marking a bunch of them as spammers.

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Pinterest users aren’t thrilled either.

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There doesn’t appear to be a response from Pinterest as to what’s going on.

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Food Blogging Internets

Stavvers Has A New Recipe You Can Try This Thanksgiving

Happy Eat-And-Argue-With-Family day to all us American hams! If you’re in need of another carb at the table but all out of unique ideas, blogger Stavvers has an idea you can steal.

I am making sourdough. I started the starter on Saturday afternoon…I bunged something a little bit unconventional in the starter: yeast from my vagina.

Yes, Stavvers (who has already hashtagged the event with the delightful #cuntsourdough) used as “much vaginal yeast as I could scrape off a dildo I put in my vagina” in her sourdough starter and is now sitting around seeing if she can get some dough out of it. Of course this is getting a lot of vocal side-eye, all gleefully documented in a blog post where she describes the process in detail.

So there you go. If those Pillsbury rolls just aren’t getting it done this year, I guess you could try some vag biscuits. Happy Thanksgiving!

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Food Blogging Lifestyle Blogging

Pioneer Woman Is Selling Stuff At Wal-Mart

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Pioneer Woman, shucks y’all, has a new cookware line that went on sale yesterday.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this collection with you, and I am over-the-moon thrilled that Walmart will be launching it. The quality of the pieces is amazing, the prices are fantastic, and every single item is a reflection of the things I love in life.

The collection seems to be a lot of enamelware style stuff, mason jar glasses, and “rustic” wood handled kitchen tools which are all very trendy on The Pinterest Machine. The flatware and dinnerware is not really all that distinctive – I’ve seen similar stuff at Dollar Tree for years – but will probably sell like crazy with her rabid fanbase.

So, not really interesting news. But she’s still a blogger and it’s really slow this week, and since Marlboro Woman seems dead I figured some of you out there might want a chance to discuss ole Ree.

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Book Club Food Blogging

‘White Jacket Required’ – A Liveblogged Book Review

OMG A BOOK CLUB! It’s been a couple of weeks, did you miss me? Of course you didn’t. Well you may wish I’d skipped another week because today we are going to plow through ‘White Jacket Required: A culinary Coming-of-Age Story’ by Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run. Hooray! Or not.

On to the TL;DR…

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