I just read two very interesting articles by Dianne Jacob on her blog: Will Write For Food. See the links below and short excerpts.
Outrageous Blogger Request, and the Outcome
A prominent food blogger was asked by the people in charge of a trade show to "develop a recipe for no compensation, fly to Italy at her own expense, make the dish for 30 to 35 people at the show, then post about it on her own blog to “bring attention to herself.”'A Food Bloggers Union?
“Part of the problem is that many people don’t know what they should be asking for. I think people don’t ask because they aren’t informed and there is no standard. We thought, what if we set up an event for about 50 influential (not necessarily big) food bloggers, along with people who know the food business and know what a fair price should be. We thought we could come up with some standards to unite around, i.e. how much we get paid for writing, recipe development, photographs (sliding scale based on traffic) and how much we get paid to go on trips. …So we thought we could actually even draft something and sign it… in essence, starting a Food Bloggers Union."These are definitely things to think about and there are many issues involved. Too many for me to get into all of them at this point. Maybe later. Maybe in another forum. If I'm going to walk the walk, then you can probably see where I'm going with this...
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