Blogger Interview Series – April
Hellohello!! I hope everyone is enjoying the Blogger Interview Series while I am off gallivanting through the Canadian Rockies with my gal Holly. I’ll be returning to a regular blogging schedule on Wednesday or Thursday, but in the meantime I hope you’re enjoying hearing from some of your favourite bloggers, and maybe being introduced to some new great ones!
Today’s blogger is probably half my size, but can lift twice as heavy as me. April from Foods of April. There are many reasons why I love April’s blog. She’s a girl who loves her protein, and is constantly coming up with creative low-carb, high-protein meals and baked goods.
April is also a lean mean weight lifting machine. Her workouts are killer, and she means business. Don’t let her sweet demeanour fool you! Oh yes, and she’s also a smarty pants. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse by the age of 18!
1. Quick! Describe your blog in 6 words!
Ahh I can’t think that fast! Lets see.. My blog is protein packed, filled with heavy lifting, and friendly! Dang.. that was more than 6 words!
2. How did you come up with your blog name?
To be honest- my boyfriend came up with it! When I first started my blog I just asked my boyfriend and that’s what he came up with off the top of his head! LOL. My blog is not only about food now though, which can be misleading.
3. What attracted you to blogging?
I read blogs for over a year before starting my own. I love baking and coming up with new creations, and I wanted to share it with others! I was in Nursing School for a two years and although I wanted to blog at that time, I didn’t have the time. So when I graduated, I took advantage of my time and started my blog!
4. What surprised you about blogging?
How many people I have "met" and how many friends I’ve made! I never knew how many close contacts I would make with other people. I love it because I really feel like other bloggers and readers are my friends! :)
5. What do you do for content ideas?
Hmm.. if I’m feeling like I’m running out of ideas for my blog I usually ask my readers what they would like to see. Or, I’ll ask my mom what kind of recipe she wants me to come up with :-P
6. Blogging is a big time commitment – what makes it worth it to you?
When I receive emails or comments from others saying how I have motivated them or inspired them to make a positive change in their life. With my new endevour of my Operation Increase Metabolism, I have received a ton of emails from other women saying they have decided to eat more after reading about my operation. This makes it totally worth it- my main goal in life is to help others, and if blogging does that, then I will keep it up!
7. What hobbies did you have before you started blogging?
I’ve never been much of your typical teenager- when I was in high school I decided to do Nursing School so I was never really into the other things that others my age were doing. I got really fed up in high school because I would come back to my home high school after taking care of a dying patient, and there would be kids laughing and pushing each other around and just being obnoxious! I guess I was more mature than others my age :D So my hobbies basically consisted of reading, babysitting, nursing, and baking!
8. What is one secret you’ve thus far conveniently kept off your blog?
Oh dear.. I must tell you.. I use sugar-free pudding mix once a week! :P
9. What do your friends and family think of your blogging habits?
They love it! At first I was embarrassed to tell others about it but everyone is really supportive and enjoys reading it. My mom is a faithful reader too!
10. What other blogger inspires you?
That is a tough one! I suppose I’d have to say Paula Nordin (http://www.fighterdiet.com/), although she is not really a food blogger. She is one tough cookie- and I love the way she thinks about training and a clean diet!
Question of the Day: What is your favourite source of protein? Mine is bacon!!! No, that’s a joke. Sort of. Mine is actually eggs, side of bacon preferred ;)