March 11, 2011 by Dana
It’s that time again. You know the one. When Friday afternoon hits and you just want the weekend to be here so you eat massive amounts of pretzel crisps to pass the time?
Ahem. Not that that’s what I’m doing or anything…
Anyway, in order to make
my your day move a little faster, I’m here to announce the winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Giveaway!
The winner of this giveaway is Amanda from Baking without a Box!
Congratulations, Amanda! I’ll email you shortly with details :)
As for everyone else, I have a question for you. As you saw in my last post, the Pillsbury Bake-Off is underway. I have a lot of ideas swimming around in my head for recipes I’d like to enter… but I’ve heard a lot of talk about Foodbuzz Featured Publishers not being able to participate.
Being the curious cat that I am, I emailed the folks at Pillsbury to find out if that was true, and this was the response I received:
Dear Ms. Cavooris:
Thank you for contacting General Mills regarding our 45th Pillsbury Bake-Off.
Each situation has to be reviewed based on the details specific to that person. Generally, however, a blogger who participates in a program such as Google AdSense, where you enrolls to display advertising on their website and the program exercises no discretion or judgment in deciding who gets to participate, standing alone, would not be considered a paid blogger.
On the other hand, someone who is specifically sought out and paid by advertisers because of their blog content or is explicitly paid to create food-related content would generally be considered to be a paid blogger.
Similarly, someone who is specifically sought out and paid to create food-related content on other platforms would generally be considered to be a food writer. Publication size is not relevant.
If there is anything else we can do concerning this matter, please let us know.
Based on this, it seems to me that we would be allowed to participate, but I’ve still heard people saying that we are not eligible. I don’t want to waste my time and theirs if we really are not.
So here’s my question:
Does anyone know for a fact whether Foodbuzz Featured Publishers can take part in the Pillsbury Bake-Off?
I’d love to hear from anyone that knows for sure!