This week, we have Lindsay (aka Cotter Crunch)!
Lindsay’s blog is actually one of my favorites!
I like her blog because:
- She is just as hooked on Kombucha as I am (this is definitely the most important).
- Her recipes are fantabulous.
- She’s always full of support.
- She’s fun to tweet with
Go check out her blog!
What is the name of your blog and how does it describe you?
Name of my blog is Cotter Crunch. Basically it’s a blog about my life/job as a pro triathlete’s wife, nutrition manager, and fitness consultant. Ya, that’s basically my header description but you get my point. I make gluten free recipes, write about races/events when I travel with the hubs, a few random workout, and a lot of the in between. So call me sporadic!
How long have you been blogging?
Well, I started blogging recipes on the hubs’ blog (www.jamescotter.blogspot.com) in 2008.
Then got a lot of response from some of his Tri buddies to start my own. So I started my own in February 2010. It’s been about a year and a half now. I am not technology savvy; it was quite a process for me. Ha-ha.
To actually blogging or reading blogs? Sheesh, that’s hard. Depends on the day. I’d say I try to read in the morning and blog every other day. I wish I was able to blog each day but my time management skills are in need of some serious adjustments first What helped influence your decision to start blogging and the subjects you blog about?
Like I mentioned before, the hubs really wanted me to start posting recipes on my own site. I think he was getting annoyed that I was hogging his blog. Ha-ha. A lot of his tri buddies requested more gluten free recipes so I figured I’d make it a GF blog. But then Kelly (from what Kelly said) introduced me to Carrots and Cake and some other great “food and fitness blogs” which opened up a whole new world for me. That bit of inspiration made me think, “Hey, maybe I can cram all my passions into this blog too!” I gave it whirl and it’s been a quite the journey ever since! And I am forever grateful for it!
As a blogger, what mistakes have you made and what did you learn from them?
Hmmmm, that’s tough. Biggest mistake is probably worrying too much about where this blog is going. Well worry no more! It is a BLOG about MY life and I am not really sure where I am going, but I sure as hell am going to enjoy the ride.
What is the most valuable thing that you have gotten out of your blog?
Connections! Heck I’ve made best friends through blogging and they have made me realize how precious and amazing life is. I feel blessed beyond words.
If you could describe your blog in one word, what would it be?
Genuine….at least I hope so. Whoops, more than one word.
Where do you see your blog in 6 months? 1 year?
Gosh, I have no idea. But ideally, I would love to create more GF recipes for endurance athletes and maybe fancy up the blog a bit? One day at a time Matt, one day at a time
Has it been worth it?
Yes, of course. I am in awe at the level of support, compassion, and encouragement that this community so freely gives. That to me is worth EVERY BIT and MORE!
Is there anything else you want us to know?
Please excuse my grammar. I may know how to cook but I was not a born writer. Hey that’s another thing that blogging has taught me. Learning how to write
gooderbetter. Wink wink.