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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:46 am 
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update, I talked to the Tates and they are updating randomofo even as we speak :)

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update, I talked to the Tates and they are updating randomofo even as we speak :)

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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Awesome, I'm gonna go on a commenting spree! Excited to see what everyone has been making/eating :)

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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Any word on the format for 2016?

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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Is MoFo happening this year? I failed pretty badly at posting on IG last year, but it was still fun. I think I could do better this time!


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I would like to know too! Because if it's happening in September I am running out of planning time.

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I"m not sure, but I kinda feel like it's not happening, unless one of you wants to step up and make it happen.

What it really takes is one person full of enthusiasm to lead the brigade -- in the last several years, that was Kittee, and then Jojo -- and then a whole bunch of volunteers to help out with organizing, theme creating, writing round ups, doing giveaways and prizes, re-gramming or re-tweeting selected posts, and so on. I don't really feel like being the person to organize this year since I"ll be out of the country for all of September, and so far I haven't seen anyone else rise to the occasion.

I suppose it could just be a much more ad-hoc thing without all the organization behind it. Just leave it to people to pick their own themes and go with it, but that seemed to be fizzling out, which is why we changed the format last year and did suggested themes for every day of the month.

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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Maybe a weekly theme instead? Gives people a bit of direction and something to strive for but not as heavy duty as last year?

I've never actually done a Mofo, every day is kind of Mofo for me with my personal and monthly challenges - so I don't know how it all works but just an idea.

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:10 am 
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Last year was my first MoFo so I'm a bit of a novice, but I'd love to help organise it this time. I loved participating so much, I really want to make it happen again. I should have enough time in September to do the behind-the-scenes work too, with anyone else who can help.

I didn't really follow the prompts last time and don't plan to this time (I have a theme that I've been working on), so I'm not sure I'd be the best person for choosing them. A weekly theme sounds good to me, or similar prompts to last year?

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It's sad that it seems to be fizzling out, I've really enjoyed doing the years I've done, but it totally makes sense, I understand how much organisation goes into these things!

Like Jenny, I'm totally willing to help out in any way if I can be useful - now I've finished uni I have free time on my hands.

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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Great! So does anyone have ideas for daily prompts or weekly themes?

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:17 am 
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I've been having a think about daily prompts, but finding it hard to think of things different from last year. Here are my ideas (though I repeated a few that I really loved reading last year):

1.Something inspired by your hometown
2.Something international
3.Your favourite breakfast
4.Something to impress your non-vegan friends
5.Best vegan pizza
6.Show us the contents of your fridge
7.Favourite herb or spice
8.What would you choose for your last meal?
9.Something purple/black? (I liked the 'something blue' one last year, but wasn't sure how easy/difficult these two might be)
10.Store cupboard classic
11.Back to school: a packed lunch
12.Your favourite pick-me-up
13.What [insert famous person here] person would eat if they were vegan
14.Impress us with your vegan baking skills
15.Make/eat something inspired by a TV programme

Any more? Any better ideas?

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:38 pm 
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Thanks for the info, Amey!

I'd volunteer to help, but to be totally honest, I don't know if I have it in me right now to commit to it and I really don't want to flake. But, I have seen lots of monthly instagram challenges that go around (for various non-food topics), and I think that could be fun too. Just enough people getting behind the daily prompts and participating that way.

That's a good start, jennync! I will try to think of some as well.


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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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I think broader prompts perhaps would be good, Jenny with your liking of the "blue" prompt - would a "single colour" themed day work? I totally failed at the blue thing but making a meal where everything is one colour would be pretty cool!

I do think if there's going to be daily prompts it might be a bit late for a September MoFo. I know last year I had most of my meals cooked in advance of September ready to post and I think many people were the same, but now it's already the middle of August.

A question is whether daily prompts are needed or, as Moon suggested, weekly themes or loose guidelines might perhaps be easier to organise?

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2016 2:14 pm 
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I didn't follow the prompts last year, just loosely connected them to my theme, and I plan to do the same this time, so I don't think I'm best qualified here! What would you suggest for looser/weekly themes? Would something like 'international week' work?

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
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I like the idea of international week. Also maybe "memories week" perhaps - things like childhood foods, memories of food from special occasions, food memories from fiction etc...

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Good idea! We are trying to think of other ideas...maybe a 'treat yourself' week? It could incorporate baked goods, or whatever other decadent foods people make, including indulgent savoury foods.

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You could do it in October or November too -- We've switched the month around over the years --- mostly for a variety in the content (ie. Not all thanksgiving or halloween posts).

Nice to see some enthusiasm!

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It's funny because the mega structure is what made me fade on veganmofo. In the early years it was just really adhoc and post about vegan food hopefully daily, and maybe on a theme. I had fun doing all fruit/berry recipes, Canadian recipes or 30 days of ice cream! It was cool to get bloggers who were not posting a lot back into the groove. Last year, it was a bit too much for me to keep up with themes and all that, but I'm sure it helped others. It's probably because it got so big it needed some sort of guidance like that.

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 Post subject: Re: shiitake is changing for VeganMoFo 2015
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 3:52 am 
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xanthia wrote:
It's funny because the mega structure is what made me fade on veganmofo. In the early years it was just really adhoc and post about vegan food hopefully daily, and maybe on a theme. I had fun doing all fruit/berry recipes, Canadian recipes or 30 days of ice cream! It was cool to get bloggers who were not posting a lot back into the groove. Last year, it was a bit too much for me to keep up with themes and all that, but I'm sure it helped others. It's probably because it got so big it needed some sort of guidance like that.


I prefer the individual one month themes too. I would guess the daily prompts were aimed at getting more people involved on Instagram/twitter instead of blogs, to boost participation and make it more accessible. I liked reading the daily prompt posts last time, but wasn't interested in following them myself. Still, I saw other people choosing their own themes last year, so don't let it deter you! I like the idea of a weekly theme that is not quite so binding as "fusion" or "an unusual combination" - I think it will give people some guidelines if they are completely stumped, but plenty of freedom and room for interpretation.

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vixki wrote:
I like the idea of international week. Also maybe "memories week" perhaps - things like childhood foods, memories of food from special occasions, food memories from fiction etc...


That's really appealing to me too, sounds like a great idea. I'd be up for helping out if it's of any use. And like Amey said, maybe do it in October or November.

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I will have much more free time in September than October to do any behind-the-scenes work, but is the general consensus that that's too soon now?

So, for weekly themes we have:
1. Memories
2. International
3. Treat yourself? (maybe?)
4. ??

What about 'colours'? I was thinking about what Vixki said about a meal that's all one colour, and it could also incorporate generally colourful dishes/eat-the-rainbow type meals. But could you get a whole week of content out of it?

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What about November, Jenny, would that work better than October for you?

I'm not sure about the colour thing. But if the week is just a loose guideline, a "rainbow" week could work. With interpretations like multicoloured meals or monochrome meals or even a "beige food" day.

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That's exactly what I meant, but rainbow is a better name! What do you think about 'treat yourself'? Do you have a better idea for a 4th theme?

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