Ever since May 2012, I measure my life in six-month increments: six months between Potlucks. And unbelievably, it’s almost that time again, food bloggers. Today is the day that the sign-up form opens – so after reading below (and please do read below) – click on Sign Up under How It Works and join the party!
If you sign up, you must (absolutely, positively, no-doubt-about-it, zero exceptions) provide me with the permalink/shortlink of your blog post one week prior to the Potluck. For those without calendars, that means by November 9. Your post need not be completed; the link won’t change. If I do not receive your shortlink, you will not be participating in the Potluck. Instructions on how to locate the shortlink for your post are provided on the How It Works page on the VVP website.
Speaking of help…I get lots of emails from participants asking for information that is clearly posted on the How It Works page. The reason I wrote this page was to facilitate participation and to, yes, reduce the number of panicky emails I receive in the days prior to the Potluck. For the love of crudités, please visit the How It Works page before you contact me. There are now also nifty video tutorials available on this page, courtesy of our media guru, Jason. Please make good use of these entertaining little gems and also please read the written instructions carefully.
New this Potluck: to further assist you, each course will have a Mentor to answer questions. This person will be your contact and guide in the days leading up to the Potluck. Mentor names and email addresses will be provided in separate emails to participants.
Also new this Potluck: Exciting opportunities have called my buddy, Somer, away from the November Potluck, but happily for me, Angela (Canned Time) will be working behind the scenes with me both as head VVP November 2013 Pinterest Board promoter (you’ll be hearing more from her on that), but as a Mentor to the participants in the Dessert category. Thank you, Angela! Jason Veganaut along and his wife Shannon will also be helping to make the Potluck run smooth as silken tofu pie.
Aaaaand finally – also new this Potluck – A NEW CATEGORY: That’s right. In addition to readers/bloggers being able to vote for their favorite dish in each category, there will be a new category – best use of a featured ingredient. The featured ingredient is: BEETS! You can use this ingredient in any course. If you are planning on participating in this category, please make sure that you check the appropriate box on the sign-up form – otherwise I won’t be able to track down who is participating and who is not. Bonus: using the featured ingredient makes you eligible to win not one but two prizes…Just sayin’.
Speaking of prizes – this year I have vegan cookbooks to hand out and a special prize for the winner selected for the best use of the featured ingredient.
Thanks for reading (and watching) – – and I hope to see you and your blog at the Potluck! CLICK HERE to go to the sign-up form.