Everyone Loves Surprises
This post lead me to an idea. Remember at summer camp when you would get a care package of your favorite snacks from your parents? Said snacks then became camp currency, bartering top bunks for a tin of Pringles. There's an element of surprise- first at 'mail call' everyday to see if you got a package, then further to see what salt and sugar-filled treats waited inside.
So my idea is to assemble a group of people and do a 'secret Santa' style drawing every week or two, where you get a name and address of one of the other group members, to which you mail a surprise edible gift. They could be homemade or store bought- baked goods, gourmet marshmallows, foreign potato chips, novelty gummy t-bone steaks, a bottle of Belize's national hot sauce or any other food that you'd like to share with the lucky recipient. It's an excuse to try new things, and makes the food blogging community a more tangible experience. At the least it'll be worthy of a blog post...
With fears of anthrax and other terrorist activity, it might be best to start with packaged items, before moving into the homemade department. But how nice would it be to get home from work, to find a box of French macarons or an assorted six pack of specialty sodas instead of bills and junk mail.