Los Angeles Magazine restaurant critic Patric Kuh teaches a food writing workshop starting Saturday at UCLA Extension's Downtown branch, and Kuh says there are still spaces available in case anyone's interested. I was hoping to speak about food blogging at next Tuesday's class if enough people sign up for the class. There are college journalism credits available, and the class is $315.
Given yesterday's sad news about Gourmet closing, it's understandable that writers might be on the fence about food writing.
On the other hand, May's International Food Blogger Conference in Seattle sold out quickly, and the BlogHer Food conference sounded popular also. Then there's the luxurious Food Blogger Camp in January at Club Med Ixtapa -- wonder how many people have plunked down $2000 or so for that one?
What does it all mean? Why are people willing to pay so much to improve their blogging when there's so little money to be made? Maybe they just like getting out and meeting other bloggers?