How News Media And Bloggers Can #FeedTheMovement

As mentioned in #FeedTheMovement, which you do need to read if you have not already, our #1 goal is to create and lead a movement which will significantly increase the public awareness, general popularity, and social acceptance of competitive eating and food challenges. By doing this, we will “move” the sport of competitive eating up to a similar platform that mixed martial arts, boxing, racing, poker, bodybuilding, powerlifting, bowling, pool, darts, and other smaller mainstream activities are currently on. This big new “movement” will lead to more eaters, fans, promoters, and also sponsors, which will then lead to more challenges, contests, and other competitions. Because of the much larger and more active community that we will continually grow, there will be many more & larger financial, marketing, and advertising opportunities for eaters, promoters, and sponsors alike. There will also be many more events for competitive eating fans to watch, follow, & enjoy. These changes will not happen overnight, and we definitely cannot do it alone without YOUR help. The eating community is small right now, but as the “movement” builds and gains momentum, we will all start seeing results which will help us grow at a more rapid pace. The MOVEMENT’s acceptance policy is similar to that of a septic tank which is where an eater’s food ends up (because we don’t waste food!!)… We accept anyone and anything that fits!! Thank you for your interest in joining us!! 🙂 🙂

“FEED THE MOVEMENT OR GET EATEN UP!!”

The quickest way for the competitive eating community to grow and expand is to have more challenges, contests, and eaters covered by news media outlets and bloggers. Therefore we need YOUR help if you are involved with any media outlets that can potentially cover competitive eating related stories. These days, the big word is VIRAL, and every person involved with posting online media is hoping that their story goes viral. As you know it is better to be the 1st person covering the initial story than to be the 50th person publishing a story that people have already heard about from other outlets. As the competitive eating community grows and the public awareness expands, more and more people will become interested in food challenges and competitive eating. Therefore, related articles and stories will continue to get more and more views. Join in NOW and help our community grow. Be one of the first news outlets or blogs to the buffet!! If you are a fan of competitive eating who also publishes online content, here are very helpful things you can do to #FeedTheMovement:

How News Media And Bloggers Can #FeedTheMovement

1. Cover a particular eater – You may want to do a story about a particular competitive eater if there is one in your community. To find eaters in your area, use our Find An Eater application and make sure to use major cities when searching. You will then be able to contact that person through their email address that is listed, or through their social media that is posted on their profile. You may even choose to join the community (you must start the registration process on the homepage) so that you can message the eater that you are wanting to do a story about. Please list yourself as a Promoter. The eater will be happy to answer any and all of your questions.

2. Cover a particular restaurant with a challenge or contest – You may choose to do a story about a restaurant that just happens to have a food challenge. To find restaurants with food challenges around you, please use our Map Search or List Search application. On the particular restaurant’s challenge page, you will find all of the specific details that you can include in that part of the story. Readers will definitely find it interesting!!

3. Cover a particular food challenge – You may choose to cover a particular food challenge in your community that is totally outrageous. To see your list of options, use our Map Search or List Search application. You will find all of the eating challenge details that you need along with how to contact the particular restaurant.

4. Cover a particular eating contest – You may choose to cover an eating contest that you are contacted about by the particular restaurant hosting the event or their PR company. You can do a story beforehand to advertise the challenge, or you can do a story afterwards covering the contest along with announcing the results.

5. Cover multiple challenges within your city – I have seen many articles like this, where a writer decides to cover many different eating challenges around the community so that interested readers can find out about them all. This would be awesome, and big eaters that follow your posts would love and appreciate it!! This type of story typically gets more attention because multiple parties are involved, which is exactly what you want.

6. Involve yourself with the story – Many stories have been done where the writer actually participated in the eating challenge or contest, and then wrote about the experience. If you choose to do this, make sure to check out the articles listed in our TIPS and STRATEGIES sections so that you can prepare properly. You may choose to do the challenge by yourself, with your own friends, or with an experienced local competitive eater. To find competitive eaters near you, please use the Find An Eater application. This type of story typically gets great reviews because most normal people are more able to relate to the eating experience level of the writer.

7. Involve FoodChallenges.com In Your Story – You are always welcome to reference FoodChallenges.com or any of our particular articles in your story or post. By doing this, you are giving your readers or viewers a place to continue on and explore further, which they will definitely appreciate. If you need quotes or help with anything in particular, all you have to do is contact us, and we will be happy to get back to you as quickly as possible. We appreciate all publicity and exposure. We will definitely make sure to share the story of course too with all of our social media followers. This is obviously a great way to help expand our eating community and fanbase.

8. Cover competitive eating and food challenges in general – Most story ideas are covered above, but this point is just to stress the fact that any type of competitive eating coverage is great for our sport, and is very much appreciated. Even negative articles can be turned into a positive if you know how to spin it right. Make sure to tweet @foodchallenges whenever you post the article or video so that we find out about it. Feel free to hashtag #FeedTheMovement too which is another way for us to find out about it. Whether we are in the story or not, we will definitely share it on all of our social media so that our competitive eating community can all see it too, and we will of course make sure to mention you in the posts. We are going to become the #1 place for people to go and get competitive eating related news and updates, and we appreciate you helping us. If you need anything from us or if there is something we can help with, contact us and let us know what you need for your story.

** Mitch and I combine for over five dedicated and hard-working years of learning, planning, developing, and improving everything that is currently available through FoodChallenges.com. This is what we do, and we do not have other primary jobs or responsibilities. While we both have learned a lot through our experiences, we are 200% fully aware that we definitely DO NOT know everything there is to know, and we are NOT able to do everything that needs to be done in order for Team #FeedTheMovement to be successful by ourselves. We do, however, know that we are willing to go wherever and do whatever needs to be done so that we can make the “movement” successful and as large as possible. If you are seriously interested in helping us LEAD Team #FeedTheMovement by doing something we are not already doing, please contact us and let us know your ideas and how YOU can put them into action with US as a TEAM. There are ways that EVERYONE can help US though, so please read the article(s) pertaining to you which describes how YOU can really #FeedTheMovement  🙂 🙂

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