Monday, November 06, 2006

[Inquiry] Did IMBB go up in flames?

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After a few inquiries around the blog-o-sphere, it has come to my attention that IMBB died out after the partial-round up at 'Ono Kind Grindz in June.

Can it be brought back to life?

Thanks!
Rachael

This Post was written by Rachael from Fresh Approach

12 comments:

Liz said...

'Scuse my ignance, but what is IMBB please?

Rachael said...

No problem Liz...it was an event called Is My Blog Burning.

I should have said that. And included this link...

http://www.ismyblogburning.com/

jeanne bee said...

I'm glad you mentioned this as I noticed this last week. I'm not sure what happened but I'd love to be a part of getting it going again.

Jeanne

Anita said...

I'm getting regular updates... Got one this morning, in fact:

http://www.ismyblogburning.com/events/start-sugar-high-friday-25-truffles/

Owen said...

Yeah - I wondered - and Alberto has had to kind of step away from everything since he's moving to Glasgae. Have to admit that I am struggling to keep Paper Chef going, too. The required energy for these events is very very high

Rachael said...

Anita, that seems to be for Sugar High Friday...

And Owen, NO! Keep it up...its my favorite event!!!! :-)

Jeanne said...

Anita - there is Is My Blog Burning - the site that tracks all the food bloggin events; and there's the event called Is My Blog Burning which predates the abovementioned site and was started by Alberto from Il Forno.

I think there is enough will to keep it going, but if the originator himself isn't doing it, everyone else kind of feels as if they are stepping on his toes by just taking his event and running with it. So maybe the first step is to ask Albert if it's OK if somebody else takes over as co-ordinator for the event or whether he would rather let it die out quietly. The problem is that it's not just a question of findign hosts - there does really have to be one central co-odrinator keeping an eye on things, as Jennifer found out for SHF when a host absconded at the last minute. And as Owen says, this is a big commitment in terms of time and effort - not to dampen anybody's enthusiasm!!

Faith said...

I'm so glad you brought this up! I enjoy IMBB so much and the archives are a great resource, later, for recipe inspiration and research.

Here's a question: who has signed up to host for the fall? I signed up to host (at mekuno, not AT:Kitchen) and Alberto said the first available spot is in February. So I am planning on hosting then, but would be glad to bump it up sooner if that would help in getting it kicked off again.

Hopefully someone will take Alberto up on his offer/request to put IMMB under new management.

Andrew said...

As Jeanne says there are two IMBB's.

But if you do get the event IMBB up and running again dont forget to email me the details to add to the listing IMBB! (Also tell sticky date and post on the scool board too of course!)

Karen said...

I e-mailed Alberto a week or two ago to let him know I can help co-ordinate IMBB. Our experience with the Filipino food blogging event Lasang Pinoy is that a core group might be more effective given how people are also busy.

Will post here as soon as I get a reply. Alberto must still be busy unpacking.

Faith said...

Karen, if there is a need and if it would help, I would be interested in helping to coordinate the event too.

thepassionatecook said...

it's a real shame we've lost this event - i was looking forward to it every month! i would also be up for hosting it.
i thought people were getting overwhelmed with the number of events out there, but seeing that there is a demand and andrew has access to the system one way or another, i'll speak to him to see how we can ressurect it in a joint effort with all who volunteered.