So when I was going through food blogs yesterday I run into a post by a cake blogger (don’t remember the name) talking about Foodie Penpals. I got very interested on what it was all about so I read the post.So the program is currently running in the UK, Canada and Europe called. The program is sort of like the whole penpal thing of writing letters only that instead of sending letters you send food and recipes.
The program was started by linsday who blogs at The lean green bean. she started in September 2011 with just 30 participants and has grown to have over 1300 participants, 200 in UK and there is ablogger who just started it in South Africa as well.
I would love to start this in Kenya through the lady who started the program as I think its a brilliant idea for bloggers to meet each other and for readers to meet bloggers and generally increase our blogging networks. So, I need a people who are interested to start with, you don’t have to be a food blogger to join in.
The Rules are :
-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is Ksh.1500. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are.
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
If your interested please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org