The Dish /// A Great Tool for Bloggers

When I started blogging two years ago the blogging world was in full swing, however there weren’t very many resources to help with my new endeavor. I went through months and months of trying to figure out this foreign world in which I had chosen to place myself. Where should I start, what should I write about, how do I find people to read my blog other than my Mom? As a food blogger, where do I go to find resources on the food world?

I have been recently introduced to a site called The Dish from ConAgra Foods. It’s a great site for bloggers of all types…

If you love to blog about food it has great articles to help you think ahead and plan your blogging calendar with recipes that fit the season. Like this article that I thought was great about, “What to Cook in August?” It gave great suggestions as to what fruits and veggies are in season in August so it was a great way to get my mind thinking about recipes to create for the month of August.

How great is that? Believe it or not, sometimes I wake up in the morning and have NOTHING to write about or create. It’s a total creative block, and this monthly article is a great way to get those creative juices flowing again.

Some other great articles that I just loved are the blogging articles. Here is a sample of some of the great work they have there…

Creating a blog business plan…genius! Why didn’t I think of that two years ago when I started WhipperBerry? Jodi Grundig, the blogger panelist, has some great tips and tricks when it comes to navigating the sometimes foggy world of blogging. The nice thing about Jodi’s articles is they are broken down into small bite-sized pieces. I know when I have done research about, let’s say SEO, I was immediately bogged down with the shear amount of information in the article. It was so daunting. Jodi has these little gems that help you digest the information and put it into practice without feeling overwhelmed.

Another great section of the site is First Look, First Taste. It's an exclusive area of the site for bloggers; you need to sign up with a blog URL for access. Once you're in, you have the opportunity to explore new food items and even request free samples of new products

Overall, I am very impressed with the wealth of information at The Dish and would highly recommend any blogger, regardless of experience or niche to check it out. As a matter of fact… head on over there right now, sign-up and become a member of The Dish yourself. You’ll find all kinds of little gems over there.

Guess what…as added incentive, you can win a $50 Visa gift card for checking out The Dish from ConAgra Foods. Head on over to The Dish and then return to WhipperBerry and leave a comment about your favorite article. Here are the rules…

Rules:

No duplicate comments.

You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post

b) Tweet about this promotion with hash tag #sweepstakes and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post

c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post

d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.

This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 8/8/2012-9/8/2012.

Be sure to visit ConAgra's brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for sharing this! I went right over and started checking things out and got registered. I really appreciated the article on creating a blogger business plan, too–I’ve never thought of that!

  2. Carolsue says

    I love the recipe articles, especially the one for RO*TEL Spicy Chicken Enchiladas
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  3. Caro says

    Love the recipe resources and the Fresh Herbs article. I have been wanting to try planting my own herbs…we’ll see!

  4. says

    I love this new site. My favorite article is “Six Ways to Be Picnic Perfect This Summer”! My family loves having picnic, especially in the summer. I really enjoyed reading this.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  5. Tiffany Winner says

  6. sy says

    I like the “Invite These Dishes to Dinner: April Fool’s Day”, good tips for any day. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

  7. Ellen b says

    a great article was ReadySetEat Now Featuring Sides and Desserts – love the apple crisp – it’s almost time for apple season

  8. Judy B. says

    The article about the addition of desserts and sides to the ReadySetEat section. Sometimes I have a flash of wanting something sweet but don’t want to got to a lot of trouble. Just want something quick.

  9. Debbie B says

    i like the recipe resources section and i also like the First Look First taste section

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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