On the evening of July 30, 2009, a group of foodie tweeters came together for a food chat organized as a fundraiser by Share Our Strength. Over 170 food lovers and bloggers tweeted about blogging, food and what it takes to make it as a blogger, coming together through the hashtag #SOSfood.
Here's a call-out to the bloggers who moderated the Food chat.
The constant stream of encouraging and creative tweets throughout the #SOSfood chat reinforced what I already know: Far from elitist, the online foodie community is supportive and open. Stream-of-consciousness topics included best types of cameras and lenses for food blog pictures, favorite kinds of fruit pie, how to increase blog traffic, how to encourage comments to posts, how bloggers got their start in media (print or electronic) and hunger issues. If you're a Twitter user, you can still check out the event's chatter through the hashtag #SOSfood.
That's social media at its best - being used for social action.
Update August 1, 2009: A fellow #SOSfood tweeter also posted about the event. Check it out at My Kitchen Addiction.