Blogger Interview Series – Holly
Hello and Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!! Tonight I am bringing you another instalment of the Blogger Interview Series. I am lucky that so many bloggers agreed to participate that I have many left to pull from in times of need!
Today I moved to my new apartment in Toronto!! Unfortunately, in order to blog about life, one must also live life, so I am away from the computer at the moment (either drinking beer or watching fireworks. Or both).
Today’s featured blogger is no stranger to this blog. Holly is our favourite Healthy Everythingtarian. I also just happened to spend a week trekking about in the Canadian Rockies with her. She’s a J-School grad such as myself with an awesome writing style. She may be a carb-fiend, but I know she can put back a good burger or two as well ;) She’s also hilarious, a marathoner, a globe trotter, and loves sweet potato fries more than anyone I know. Without further ado…
1. Quick! Describe your blog in 6 words! Fun, random, foodie-filled, silly, serious and delicious.
2. How did you come up with your blog name? I loathe labels. I do. In fact, the minute I put a label on something, it makes me want to rebel against it (hence why I’ve gone through periods of both vegetarianism & veganism). Therefore, I wanted something all-inclusive that would not make me feel like I had to eat a certain way or exercise a certain way or live my life in a certain way. Ironically, in the end, I did label myself an "everythingtarian," but I think the title is broad enough to where I can live without feeling restrained!
3. What attracted you to blogging? I majored in Journalism in college, and quite frankly, even though I refused to admit it for a long time, I’ve always loved writing. Blogging was a natural path because it allowed me to do something I love (write!) about something I love (food!).
4. What surprised you about blogging? No joke, it always astounds me when people are willing to send me free samples! I had no idea of the perks of blogging :).
5. What do you do for content ideas? Honestly, I just listen to myself. Sometimes I delve into deeper, more emotional issues; sometimes I feel like being silly; sometimes I don’t feel like blogging at all. I think listening to my body and how I feel has been a huge key to success for me.
6. Blogging is a big time commitment – what makes it worth it to you? THE READERS! Every comment, e-mail and view I get along with the friends I’ve made makes me all ooey gooey and warm inside like a doughy cinnamon roll, which actually sounds REALLY good right about now since I have yet to eat dinner.
7. What hobbies did you have before you started blogging? All the hobbies I had before blogging are the same as the ones I have now: writing, eating, hanging out with family + friends, working out, drinking coffee, laughing, watching movies and just enjoying life. Blogging fits right in the mix!
8. What is one secret you’ve thus far conveniently kept off your blog? Gosh, I wish I had something ultra scandalous to say. I guess one thing people do not know about me is I had kidney surgery in 2nd grade and was forced to carry around a pee bag for two weeks. I still get made fun of for that.
9. What do your friends and family think of your blogging habits? Honestly, they are all so supportive, happy and surprised by all the friends, support and opportunities that have come through blogging!
10. What other blogger inspires you? Since I aspire to one day be a full-time writer, I admire other bloggers who take the time to craft well-written posts. I know, I know – y’all want specific names, but I work in politics (perhaps something else you don’t know about me?) so I’m keeping it neutral!
Question of the Day: How about you? Are you vegetarian, vegan, everythingtarian, or something else? Does “baconarian” exist? If so, I’m that.