Foodie Friday


You are cordially invited
to participate
in a weekly potluck party
"Foodie Friday"
hosted every Friday
at Rattlebridge Farm.
 



Foodie Friday Linky Party Guidelines:

Life seems to get busier every year, especially for bloggers, so I have revised the FF guidelines to make it easy and pain free to participate in the linky party.

** You don't need a backlink to Rattlebridge/Foodie Friday on your post in order to participate.

**I enjoy meeting new bloggers, and I'd love for you to follow the blog or join me at Facebook...but social media seems to be getting bigger and bigger by the second. If you'd like to add your recipe to FF, you don't need to like, join, or follow Rattlebridge on social media. 

**A linky button is available on the sidebar, but it's not mandatory for you to use it.

**You may add as many recipes/posts as you wish to Foodie Friday. Older/seasonal posts are always welcome.

**Visit at least three other Foodie Friday participants and give them shout-outs on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

** By adding your link to Foodie Friday, you are granting Rattlebridge Farm permission to include a photo of your FF recipe (and a link to your blog post) on FF recipe favorites and Rattlebridge's Facebook page, Pinterest, and "most viewed" recipe shout-outs.

** If you love food photography, you might want to visit the "Consuming Passions" group board at Pinterest, which can be found HERE. Leave a comment if you'd like to join our group.

** If you are visiting from Pinterest, please note that the images in FF's thumbnails belong to the bloggers who submitted them. No thumbnail image may be pinned, copied, or distributed. To pin or to inquire about a photo, please visit the source blog. You can find that by clicking on the name of the recipe, which is located below each image.



How to Link to Foodie Friday

1. Look for the Inlinkz icon (a blue frog) at the bottom of the Foodie Friday post. Click on the icon.

2. A form will pop up, asking for information.

3. First, add your URL (this is the permalink to your blog post, not the main link to your blog. For example, the main link to a blog might be http://www.foodfiend.blogsplatter.com. The permalink address would include the unique address for a blog post, and it is much longer than a regular URL. Example of a permalink: http://www.foodfriend.blogsplatter.com/2013/04/foodie-fiendfollies-april-5th.html . Don't put the address to my blog in this section or visitors will be routed back to my blog, and we want them to visit you. Your permalink will make sure visitors find your post--sometimes visitors will look at old FF posts, months or years after the Foodie Friday event.

4. The second line in the Inlinkz form will ask for your name. You can add your blog's name, the title of your recipe, or a "headline" to entice visitors to check out your post.

5. The third line in the Inlinkz form will ask for your email. Don't worry--no one will see it, nor will it be shared.

5. After entering your information, Inlinkz will ask you to select an image for the thumbnail. A crop tool is available. Choose an image.

6. After you submit your link, it may take a few moments for your thumbnail to appear.





 

Foodie Friday Q and A's
 
Q: What IS "Foodie Friday," exactly?

A: Four years ago, I started Foodie Friday, a weekly virtual cookbook to showcase great recipes in our blogging community. Now, the event is hosted by two die-hard foodies: Michael Lee West and (to be announced).


Q: What type of recipe should I make for the cookbook?

A: Appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, bread, desserts, and everything in between. You can blog about a single cupcake, store-bought food, picnics, a restaurant, a cookbook or product review, kitchen gadgets, dishes, foodie memoirs, cookbooks... or a whole meal. Tablescapes are welcome if they contain at least one cookie or a cupcake.


Q: Must my food be homemade?
A: That's up to you!


Q: Can I use pictures of food that I've posted previously on my blog or that I've linked to other food blogs?

A:Of course.


Q: Do I have to prepare a new dish every week or can I use an older post?

A: Older posts are always welcome.


Q: I don't have time to visit every link at the party.
A: Everyone understands that life can be super busy. But please visit at least three other participants.


Q: What if I have a question that your Q and As haven't covered?

A: If you have questions, email me at designsbygollum@gmail.com. I write full-time for two publishers, and sometimes my email gets away from me. If you'll put an ALL CAPS note in the header of your email (URGENT Foodie Friday Question or 2nd Request, etc) I'll know you need an immediate response.

Q: When can I post to FF?

A: The FF link goes live every Thursday between 7 and 8 PM central time.




 
Every Thursday night, we will also spotlight random recipes and blogs and give them shout-outs on Rattlebridge's Facebook page, Twitter, and/or Pinterest. We will also announce trending recipes every Thursday and Friday.

Foodie Friday also has a Flickr photography gallery. Everyone is welcome to add photos. Be sure to add a link to your blog so visitors can find you.There are two galleries--one for food and one for home decor. You can visit the food gallery HERE.

Whether you are a beginning cook or a seasoned chef, you will be embraced by Foodie Friday's big-hearted community. Foodie Friday is not about the perfect result--it's about the journey. Have fun! You might want to bring a snack with you, because Foodie Friday recipes will make you very hungry!
 
Look for an announcement about The Mystery Ingredient Club!
 
Happy Recipe Hunting,





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