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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Interview with Lindsey Morlock from Gingerbread Bagels

I'm currently vacationing in California, so I've got a few fun posts for you this week. Enjoy! 

A while ago, I had to interview a blogger for a class assignment. I emailed many different bloggers, and didn't hear back from them until after my report was due, but now that many of them have responded to my questions, I decided to post them on here. Remember when I posted an interview from Jessica? Well here is another one like that. This is from Lindsey Morlock, author of Gingerbread Bagels. She responded with some really awesome answers!


1. Where do you get your recipe ideas from?
Typically ideas just pop into my head. But sometimes I’ll have an idea for a flavor combination and that flavor combination develops into a recipe. Other times my recipes are inspired by my childhood or travels.

2. How difficult is it to create your recipes?
I’m a perfectionist so it takes a bit longer only for that reason. I usually will keep doing a recipe over until I feel it’s just right.

3. What advice would you have to beginning bloggers?
From the beginning, know what you want your blog to be about. It’s a lot easier to gain and keep readers if they know what to expect from your blog and it’s important that your readers know who the person behind the blog is.

Connect with other bloggers and your readers. Blogging isn’t just about you and your blog. It’s about forming connections with others. Comment on other peoples' blogs and try your best to respond to questions from your readers. Remember to always leave a comment on someone’s blog if they leave one on yours.

Join groups. I participate a lot in Foodbuzz and Tasty Kitchen.

Blog often and have somewhat of a schedule. If you post 3 days a week, your readers are expecting to hear from you.

Have fun and don’t take blogging too seriously. If you don’t have time to blog, don’t stress out.

4. If you could make dinner for anyone, alive or dead, and then eat it with them, who would it be?
Walt Disney. I’ve been a huge Disney fan since I was a child and I find Walt Disney incredibly fascinating and creative.

5. What is your favorite thing to cook?
I love baking cakes since it involves cake decorating which is a huge passion of mine.

6. What is the most rewarding thing about being a blogger?
When someone takes the time to write a comment on my blog or send me an email to let me know how much they enjoyed one of my recipes. That always puts a smile on my face.

7. Do you get sponsored by businesses/individuals for giveaways, advertising, etc? If so, how did you start doing that?
For giveaways, the companies will contact me through email wanting to know if I’d like to try out a product and host a giveaway. They will provide the product and send it to the winner of the giveaway.


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