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Monday, November 1, 2010

FoodPress.com has arrived!

I can’t believe I haven’t mentioned FoodPress on my blog yet! As this crazy day is coming to a close, I just realized I’ve been telling the world about FoodPress, but I haven’t told you. And I really want to share the exciting news about FoodPress with you!

I have a new job, editor of FoodPress.com. It’s pretty awesome. I get to read food blogs and then feature them on FoodPress.com each weekday. Seriously? This is a job? Someone pinch me…ouch! I am awake after all! It is true!

WordPress.com and Federated Media launched FoodPress today and people are taking notice (including Mashable and a whole bunch more). The site is looking fantabulous and I am so grateful to be part of the amazing team working on it. Click here for a little introduction to FoodPress, and click here if you are a WordPress food blogger wondering how to get featured.

FoodPress, like all WordPress.com projects, is continually evolving. If you have suggestions or things you’d like to see, please let me know!

Off to read food blogs!


37 Comments »

  1. congrats on this job, AND on today’s launch!

    very exciting ! 😀

  2. 2
    Adam

    Awesome, and congrats on the new job. If you ever want to get into something called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) which is ued by a bunch of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s people, we sure would be happy to get the word out to everyone. And, the specific diet is actually very healthy, and something that non inflammatory bowel disease normal folks can/should consider too.
    Great job on Foodpress,
    Congrats!

  3. Great! This will be wonderful to explore!

  4. 4
    liz

    i am a food blogger but don’t twitter, so this is the only way to let you know i am interested in being featured!
    this is a way cool idea. i’m looking forward such a unique forum! i’ve had stuff featured on tastespotting and foodgawker several times, but this seems way different!

    • Jane Maynard

      thanks for commenting, liz! this is prefect! 🙂 hope you’ll enjoy FoodPress! it is sort of like tastespotting and foodgawker, but different…I’m excited!

  5. Hi, Jane. I discovered your site, after I had been featured on the new “Food Press”, and I enjoyed checking out your blog.

    My suggestion is that you might consider highlighting a different cuisine once a week (the same day, I’d suggest), so that world-wide Word Press users can have attention drawn to their cultures and unique food traditions.

    Good luck to you with your new role at Food Press.

    Thanks,

    Dan

    • Jane Maynard

      loved your hummous post! and that is a very good idea…we’ll add it to the list of things to brainstorm and think about! 🙂 thanks for your comment – “see” you around!

  6. 6
    Jane Maynard

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone – hope you enjoy the site! 🙂

  7. Congratulations on the new job. I wish much success! The site does look fantabulous.

  8. 8
    dina

    Jane – congrats! I’m so proud of you!

    Hey – life has been NUTS – but wanted to let you know that my girl ended up at 610 Beacon – does that mean anything to you? I wish it did to me – I’ve got to make it out there to visit her!!! She’s loving it, by the way!

    One of these days I’m going to get my life organized again and start blogging more regularly again! 🙂 Funny how coordinating a HUGE project has sidetracked me! (http://yarnfest.wordpress.com – BSD Project)

    • Jane Maynard

      I like that part of “campus” she’s in – very fun! you DO need to get out there and visit – it’s wonderful!!! 🙂

  9. 9
    Ilaria

    Hi Jane, first of all congrats and I wish you a lots of success!

    I’m a food blogger but don’t twitter, so like liz sayed, this is the only way to let you know that my blog exist!
    Could you be intresting also if my blog is in italian???
    Thanks a lot
    ilaria

    • Jane Maynard

      we’re just doing blogs in English…however it might work for the Favorite Food Photos section….something to think about. Your blog is lovely, by the way! 🙂

  10. The Food Press site does look great!
    Congrats with the new position 🙂

    I look forward to using Food Press as a great
    reference point to find many great blogs in the
    wordpress land.

    Thanks for all your hard work.

  11. 11
    Janna M

    I am really excited about FoodPress. I’ve added it to my homepage.

  12. 12
    Melissa

    LOVE Food Press… already have a shopping list going. 🙂

  13. 13
    Whitney

    I am also a food blogger and don’t twitter. So here I am letting you know my blog exits!
    http://www.squashblossombabies.wordpress.com

    Thanks and I am loving FoodPress!

  14. 14
    Shauna

    Jane,

    I was soo excited to learn about Foodpress! Thank you for adding this. I tried to give this feedback over on Foodpress but I could not find a way to leave a comment.

    I think it would be nice to see a “techniques” category added for those of us who are learning to cook on WordPress.

    • Jane Maynard

      it is something the team has discussed and we are thinking about how to incorporate something like this for sure. thank you for the suggestion, helps with our discussions! 🙂

  15. Looking forward to the new world of FoodPress, so far it looks great! Congratulations on the new job …

    I have my fingers crossed for a a featured post some day … but judging by the response here and on twitter you are going to have a mountain of blogs to read through! Enjoy!

    S.

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    Steven

    Hi, Love FoodPress.

    First, my blog is not a food blog, don’t be shocked when you get ported to a realm of nerdiness.

    Second, I love cooking, and FoodPress does a great job of highlighting new foods to try, I have bounced all over new and exciting blogs I would have otherwise not known about. Because of that, I have all sorts of new recipes to try out, my wife and kids are excited.

    Third, if I may make a suggestion. I was looking for a specific type of recipe (gumbo in this case) and was unable to find a search on FoodPress, I think this would greatly add to the already great feature set. Also, is there a spot for all the tags you feature? I could only find the top tags and none of them really made me think gumbo would be included (unless gumbo for breakfast is a norm? :)).

    Again, great job, I love it and will be back often.

    • Jane Maynard

      search is on our list of to-dos for the next iteration. it’s VERY complicated, but they are working on it. thank you so much for your input and feedback – and so glad you’re enjoying foodpress!

  17. 17
    Ellen

    Looks fabulous! Hope you can feature some hosted WordPress sites as well. I’ve been food blogging over 7 years at http://www.CheapCooking.com/blog.

    • Jane Maynard

      it’s down the road…I technically CAN feature blogs using wordpress.org as their platform, but it is quite laborious. I’m keeping track of both types of wordpress food blogs, and we’re working on the backend to make it possible to get more .org content up. hope that’s helpful! 🙂

  18. I noticed most of the links you’ve picked up on your new FoodPress site are related to meals and recipes. But there is a lot more to food. Are you going to look for posts about food security, nutrition and local foods issues? There is a growing interest in these food-related topics.

    • Jane Maynard

      I am definitely open to that. quite honestly, what people look for the most online related to food is RECIPES. hands down. but I also have great interest in those issues and will try to find the best way to weave it all in there! 🙂 especially in relation to the featured bloggers portion on the left – I think that will be a great place to feature those writers, and we’re thinking about how to build that out beyond just listing a picture and a name. 🙂

      anyway, love the feedback – thank you!

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    Jane Maynard

    EVERYONE! Thank you! Thank you for the well wishes! thank you for the fabulous suggestions for the site! Thank you for sharing links to blogs!!! 🙂

  20. Hi Jane, thank you for dropping by my blog to let me know I’ve been featured. Thank you for that opportunity and I’m glad you liked my paella! Just want to say that you do have THE dream job, I wish I could be a food blog editor for a living since I live, eat and breathe food everyday!! Looking forward more of Foodpress’s awesomeness!

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    liz

    thanks for the feature, and for stopping in to my blog! so glad to be a part of this! i’m totally impressed with what you’ve got going on with foodpress. it’s so much more involved and personal than other forums.
    thanks for giving us an opportunity to share our work here!

    • Jane Maynard

      you are most welcome, and I’m glad that you have such a positive, personal feeling about foodpress – I think it’s really going to be great! 🙂

  22. 22
    Lizzy

    I a so sure this is what anybody would dream of…A job as a food analyzer…Its now my turn to be pinched..The sound of it turns me on ..Foodpress……Is it true..

  23. 23
    Mimi

    Thank you Jayne for featuring my road trip project. I have big flushed cheeks from the compliments. Thank you.
    I believe you are in SF. Why don’t I come photograph and feature YOU, in January.

    Would love to explore your family food history.
    hugs, m

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    Kerry

    Dear Jane,
    Thanks once again for having featured one of my photos on FoodPress.com. I can see that it has already generated a lot of traffic for me 🙂 I was wondering if there were any plans to offer featured bloggers a FoodPress badge that they can put on their blogs?
    All the best & congrats on the site – it looks like you’re off to a great start!
    Kerry

  25. This site looks incredible! I’ve already gotten some great recipe ideas and have enjoyed looking at the other bloggers! I also love checking hopefully each day to see if by chance mine has made it on there!

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