foodiePrints’ Have Your Say Giveaway – Updated

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It’s been quite a ride since foodiePrints first went online Sunday, December 3, 2006. Almost 3 years later, it’s time for the food blog my better half and I operate to dust off the covers and look at some renewal. Renewal for a blog usually means working on the layout, adding some functionality, and doing a little graphics design.

While I’m up for some layout work, as the foodiePrints prototype demonstrates, I decided to seek out help from a local graphics design artist. foodiePrints could use a logo. My skills just don’t cut it. Besides, I have no vector experience.

Quite the professional, my chosen artist sent me some “usual suspects” questions to give her a profile before starting work. Among them are the following two:

  • Who is your target audience? Whose attention do you want to catch?
  • What kinds of things do you want people to say about foodiePrints? What kinds of words would they use?

When I started answering the other questions, I discovered that outside of Twitter, I speak to a very select few people. The new foodiePrints will change that and I am offering you a say in the outcome of the renewal.

2 Feast of Fields Tickets

2 Feast of Fields Tickets

I want to get to know my readers, so Jenn and I decided to hold a “Have Your Say Giveaway.” A pair of tickets to this year’s Feast of Fields ($80 value) are up for grabs. Feast of Fields is an annual event in Ottawa that pairs local farms with chefs from some of the best restaurants in the national capital region. This year, it will be held Sunday, September 13, 2009 in Vincent Massey Park, from noon until 4:00 pm (16:00). We picked up an extra pair when we purchased ours at a Bridgehead coffee house.

How to Enter

  • The foodiePrints prototype is equipped to accept comments.
  • Drop us a comment on the prototype website, answering the following questions, and you will be up for the draw.
    1. Who are you? (Leaving this one open ended…)
    2. What on foodiePrints brings you back for more? We’ve foodie’s musings, coverage of local festivals, restaurant reviews, and recipes.
    3. Bearing in mind that foodiePrints is a food blog, concentrating on Canada’s national capital region, what can you suggest we do to attract more readership?
    4. What do you think of the prototype?

The Details

  • The contest opens today, Sunday, August 30, 2009 and runs until Sunday, September 6, 2009, 11:59 pm (23:59).
  • Please make sure to include a valid e-mail address to reach you if you win.
  • Only one entry, per person.
  • A winner will be randomly chosen via a a number generated from random.org.
  • The Winner will be notified by e-mail and will be given 24 hours to respond with a mailing address. If the winner does not respond, another winner will be chosen.

Mild-mannered IT professional by day and food blogger by night, I founded foodiePrints with a single intention, to share my love of all things food. My first post shared a recipe. Many followed. Eventually, I learned Ottawa prepares and serves great food. Thereafter, I started meeting restaurateurs, chefs, cooks, farmers, and other local producers, all good people. Ideas for food-related content swirled in my head. foodiePrints grew into a place to put them. From exploring foreign and domestic cuisines to shopping for exotic ingredients and cobbling together my takes on dishes in my meager kitchen, there are stories to tell. Welcome to foodiePrints. Here, you will find stories about food and drink, cooking, and eating in Canada’s capital. Be it food-related or just food-for-thought, I hope you find something tasty here.