Are You the Next Deen Team Blogger?

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By Paula Deen

Do you think you have what it takes to be a part of the Deen Team? I want to see your stuff!

This fall I’ll be announcing a new team of bloggers to add to my blog circle, and I can’t wait to see all of the entries. Here’s how to be considered:

1. Write a blog post demonstrating why you think you’re the next Deen Team blogger and post it on your current blog!

2. Send me an email to with the following information:
Name of your blog:
In one sentence, give us an idea of your blog’s feel and niche:
About how large is your current audience?:
Link to your blog post describing why you’ve got what it takes*:

*If you don’t currently run a blog, include in the body of your email why you think you’re a good fit for the Deen Team bloggers, and include any applicable writing samples.


Contest opens on Monday, October 15 and closes on Wednesday, October 31.

Blogger entries will be reviewed based on the following criteria:
1. Content – must demonstrate original, quality content
2. Photography – must include original photography
3. Readership – must include monthly unique visitors
4. Engagement – must demonstrate engagement level via comments, and activity on social media
5. Brand – must fit within the Paula Deen brand image

Bloggers on will be expected to:
1. Work with our Editor to produce compelling blog entries.
2. Promote their blog on personal social media outlets.
3. Contribute one monthly post to
4. Agree to blogger terms and conditions to be provided upon selection.

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Paula I still find it hard Really hard that someone tried To take you down! They must not know Southern Girls because we have spunk and we don't enjoy The smell ! I stopped QVC after I was one of The first shoppers. The food network and so on. May Gods Grace raise you way above this. I'm holding strong and waiting for the storm to Blow off from which it came. I love u Dreama Ps: your in my prayers

By Anonymous on August 24, 2013


I just want to apologize for the way America and the Food Channel has treated you in this situation. I know that racial issues are tricky at best. I have been thru a lot of these issues myself. I am from Texas and have always been a southern bell if you will. I have had a black woman as a business partner. We addressed the elephant in the room every day it seems. Question: did I ever use the "N" word......yes I did, when she acted like one. Did she want me as a partner because I was white? Yes! Like I said we were in a position to address the issues in a completely honest and forthcoming. I was called an untitled white woman several times a day. To the point that I would prove that I was. I could get a lot more accomplished in negotiations than she ever could, just from perception. Truth is she was a lot smarter than I ever hoped to be, and I ain't no slouch myself. We just recognized it for what it is and we're happy with how we coped with it, how we took advantage of it. I wish that the media and the rest of the world would just step back and take a breath.....and live for a moment in the other parties shoes. On a lighter note, I am a huge fan. I took my Mother on a road trip before she passed away, and of coarse we had to hit Savannah and eat at your restaurant and Bubba's. we thoroughly enjoyed both! I found Savannah to be absolutely charming. I can't wait to visit again. Which hopefully soon, as I am moving to Columbus S Carolina by the end of 2013. Looking forward to my visits . Becca Atherton 972-935-2481

By Becca Atherton on June 26, 2013


Did y'all ever pick someone to be the next Deen Team Blogger?

By Karen on June 05, 2013


Please choose Cherish from Southern Soul Mates! Her passion for writing and Southern culture are extraordinary, and her photography skills are beautiful. She is truly inspiring! Megan

By Anonymous on February 05, 2013


When will the decision for the new blogger be decided? I am hoping it will be Amanda from Dixie Delights! She is amazing! I love her energy, humor, creativity and southern taste. This "senior" looks forward to her daily blog. Ann

By Anonymous on January 11, 2013


i recently recieved your 15 piece cooking set for christmas and i love them. i already have ur big pan with lid. i love cooking in it.

By shelly osborn on December 23, 2012


I agree that Amanda from Dixie Delights would be a wonderful addition to your blogging friends. She is the complete package.......funny, southern, great writer, loads of topics, and humble. A great complement to the fabulous Paula!

By Dotti on December 20, 2012


I adore Amanda from Dixie Delights. She would be a fantastic addition!

By Amy on December 17, 2012


Will you be announcing the winner soon?

By Greg on December 10, 2012


I vote Dixie Delights!!

By Tina E. on December 05, 2012


Young and 20, providing a different perspective and encouraging younger gals to cook! Christine "Mixing Bowl Gal" should be the newest member of the Deen Team y'all!

By Anonymous on December 04, 2012


I keep checking to see if you've announced a winner yet. Sure hope it's Amanda from Dixie Delights!

By Karen on November 27, 2012


You would benefit from having The Uptown acorn blog to blog for you. I just found this blog thru Dixie Delights blog which recommended this one so I've been reading it and I have really enjoyed all of the posts.very new to this blogger.he seems like he would fit right into your blogging of your fans from Anacortes WA. Patti

By Patricia Reed on November 14, 2012


I hope you pick Dixie Delight's Amanda! She would be perfect. The parties, the decorating, those cute boys would all be a perfect addition for the Paula Deen bloggers.

By DiAnne on November 13, 2012


I enjoy Amanda at Dixie Delights. I spend a lot of time at home due to caring for an ill relative. When I was out more, I would visit friends, get ideas for decorating and projects. Amanda's blogging fills that spot. She is like having a neighbor that I can visit without leaving home. I think that her blog old be an asset to your grouping of blogs. Thanks for everything you do and offer.

By Norma on November 10, 2012


Well, when I say "seems it is what I am meant to do" - let me say that at least it is one of the things in life that brings me a lot of happiness! I'm sure you other writers feel the same way. Has anyone heard when the announcement will be?

By Angela on November 09, 2012


'Poured my heart and soul into my entry. This type of writing is my passion; 'seems it is what I am meant to do. I have great admiration for Paula and her team. I have much love for my other gigs but this one would be a dream come true. Best of luck to everyone.

By Angela on November 06, 2012


I love Amanda at Dixie Delights. I know she's submitted an entry and I think she'd be absolutely perfect as a member of the Deen Team. You won't find a more Southern Girl who loves parties, decorating, recipes and setting a pretty table.

By Karen on November 05, 2012


Hi Paula, I enetered to be part of the Deen Team last week, October 30. I hope you had a Happy Halloween and are enjoying the Fall season. I would be honored to be part of your team. I am a Southern Boy with a Southern way of life. Thanks for considering me. xo, Ron Check out my entry here:

By Ron on November 04, 2012


I was so happy to be able to submit my information and hope I am chosen. When will the winner be announced?

By Greg Kantner on November 03, 2012

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