Baking with Julia: How to Sign-up

We welcome you to the 2nd round of Tuesdays with Dorie!

This go round, we will be tackling Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan. If you think you’d like to bake along with us, please check out The Rules page. If you can agree to our small list of guidelines, you are ready to go.

Please send us the following information to tuesdayswithdorie AT gmail.com

  • Your Name
  • Your Blog URL
  • Your Location

Once we receive your information, you are ready to go. Check the Recipe Schedule page and get started! We will be adding all members to The Bakers page. We will only be adding members to this page once a month, so please be patient if your name does not immediately appear.

We hope that you will join on us on what will be a very tasty adventure!

Bake on!

Laurie and Jules

Fall Cleaning

I have not touched the blogroll or rotation since February. Its time people. I am giving one months notice. If you want to stay involved in the group and have not been keeping up, take this 30 days and jump back in. All blogs that have not participated in 90 days will be removed. This really isn’t a big deal as everyone who wants to be involved already posts twice a month, right?

The verdict is in…

In an overwhelming outpouring of opinion, it is clear you the people of TWD think that the ‘host of the week’ needs to be an active participant. They have to follow the rules to have the honor of hosting. So, moving forward, anyone who has not done their share, 2 weeks per month, will not be able to host. Now, now, before you twist your face all up, if you need time off, which we all do from time to time because of life, EMAIL me. Its that simple. If you are unable to keep up because you are moving, you had a baby, are getting married, are very ill or your dog died, EMAIL ME! tuesdayswith dorie AT gmail DOT com.

Okay, with that settled, Ive made another semi-big decision. Tuesdays with Dorie is now a closed group. We will no longer be accepting new members while baking through Baking From My Home to Yours. In all honesty, the group has gotten too big for me. The members who have been here since the beginning and know the story, know this group happened on accident. It was not some plan I hatched in the dark of night. While it has been a wonderful thing, and it is a wonderful thing, I dont know a lot of the members and that bothers me. Is it my fault? Most certainly. I simply do not have the time to scroll over 300+ blogs a week. I can barely visit my friends blogs and rarely comment on their awesome posts. We will open the group up again when/if we start another book with TWD. And I know we will. :)

Lastly, thank you for always giving me your honest opinions. I am doing my best to do what the masses want with the group.  I think we are on the right track. More thanks for your support of me. It has been a rough 9 months in the Woodward household, but I think we too are on the right track. xo

Now go ahead, comments, questions, complaints… start now..

Riddle me this…

This is the scenario I have been in the past 3 months….

Its time to email members for the upcoming month of recipes. I go to the Recipe Rotation.. I check out the names… I click on their blogs… and I only see 1, 2 or 3 TWD entries from now back through November or October… What do I do?!?!?

We used to have very strict participation rules. You had to participate twice a month to continue being a member. No ifs ands or buts… (Well, I would take hiatuses for those getting married, having babies, going on vacay, etc..) The rules have fallen by the wayside, mostly because I do not want to be a hypocrite. My life has been insane the past year. In trying to get Colby’s epilepsy under control, I sometimes barely remember TWD. Sad, but true. (Not entirely true, I bake 3/4 of the months recipes, but then dont post about it. Which is the worst, because I am actually baking along, but then dont put up proof!) I am doing my best to remember the P&Q etc.. to keep things going for you guys.  Its becoming a staple that the upcoming hosts of the week are barely playing along.. Last month, I had to remove 10 members before I found someone who was playing along at all. So, tell me this…. should the members who have only participated once or twice in 3-4 months have the opportunity to host for a week?!?  I want to know what you think here.

Thanks! Bake on!

Laurie

We are called TUESDAYS with Dorie for a reason…

We post on TUESDAY people.

More and more and more folks are posting on Monday. I realize we have international members. They are in the clear because they are posting when its Tuesday for THEM.  Most of our members are in the United States. Please, please, please stop posting early and post on TUESDAY! This is one of the only MAJOR rules we have kids. Stick to it.

Thanks. Bake on!

xo laurie

For Potential New Members

Here are our rules, as listed on The Rules page:

  • You must own the book, Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
  • We always post on Tuesday. As long as you post when it is Tuesday for you, you are good to go.
  • Everyone must participate at least two out of four weeks. If you participate every week, fantastic! If you participate every other week, grand! This is not up for negotiation.*
  • You must have a blog to post your baking adventures on. This is the only real way for us to know that you are indeed baking along with us.
  • If you must miss more than 2 weeks of a particular month, please email us and let us know! We are keeping track, so if you do not tell us you are on vacation, sick or having a baby, we do not know. Please take 2 seconds to send us a line.

That’s it, 5 rules. This isn’t rocket science, its baking people. But, we have these rules to keep the Recipe Rotation fair. Any questions, comments or complaints can be sent directly to tuesdayswithdorie AT gmail.com.

If you are stull interested, comment here or email by midnight EST tonight. Then membership will once again close.

Thanks!

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