We have been doing a fun new feature where I highlighted other gluten-free bloggers that I think are doing a great job in the gluten-free community. I have many ideas for bloggers in mind but if you know of someone you would just love to see featured please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gluten-free blogger I will be featuring today is a very sweet lady with lots of passion for blogging. She studies things that are important to her in the gluten-free world and is so kind as to share them with us. I appreciate her love for learning more and more about living gluten-free everyday! I now introduce to you, Wendy of Gluten Free Greenie!
If you read about me on my blog you’ll read that I’m a bit of an idealist. I want everyone to be happy and think everyone should want the same for others. I don’t understand mean people. I cry easily and laugh often. I love cartoons. I believe I have the best husband in the world. I have Celiac Disease, Meniere’s Disease, and chronic problems with my hip, but I’m determined to find a way to live an active, useful, happy life.
And all of that is true. I’m also an artist, a wife, and “mother” to a wonderful 16 year old dog named Sandy and to Max, an almost 20 pound, 26 toed cat.
Please tell me about your gluten-free blog.
First I guess I should explain the name – glutenfreegreenie – the life of a gluten-free green loving artist. By green loving I mean that I’m eco conscious. I’m not as eco conscious as I probably should be, but I try and sometimes you will find a post on my blog about eco products or my eco views, but for the most part you will find my blog to be all about gluten-free things. I post about gluten-free product reviews, restaurant reviews, gluten-free recipes…things like that.
How long have you been blogging?
Since April 27, 2008. Wow, my 2 year anniversary is coming up!
Why did you start a gluten-free blog?
My blog started out as a private place for me to voice what was going on in my life, trying out all these new products, new recipes, how I was treated in restaurants, how hard it was to go to a party. How my body was changing. For years the doctors told me that I had Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, and IBS. I just had to live it. It was just a place for me to try and keep up with everything. This was more of a diary really than a blog. A place I could go and learn more about what was going on with me since I found out I was allergic to wheat and then more. (you can read more about that in blog if you want)
Then I started reading other gluten-free blogs, I found myself answering more and more people’s questions, feeling more confident with this gluten free life and decided to open my blog up to the public.
I thought if I could help someone who was newly diagnosed find out that it’s possible, and not really as hard as it seems, to follow a gluten-free lifestyle and be happy. Well, I could be doing a good thing with this little blog of mine.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Mostly gluten free products I’ve tried, every once in a while I’ll feature an eco product, or maybe a bake ware product. I try to feature gluten-free products that are also good for you. No preservatives, No hydrogenated oils…stuff like that. If they do, I let everyone know I’m looking for a better product.
What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future?
More recipes, I haven’t been able to be in the kitchen as much this past year as I would have liked because of health issues and I would really like to cook more!
I’d also like to sponsor more giveaways. Get my readers more involved in my blog. Find out what they are interested in. The reason I opened this blog to the public was because I enjoyed helping people, I would like to know more about how I can help the person who is newly taking on the gluten-free diet, or help any one who is on a gluten-free diet meet their daily challenges.
What do you love about gluten-free blogging most?
I love helping other people who have to be on a gluten-free diet and making friends through all the other gluten-free blogs. I also love all the things I have learned from other gluten-free bloggers!
Do you do giveaways? If so, what was your favorite giveaway?
I’ve only done one giveaway so far, but I will soon be doing another one if things work out well. So I’d have to say the first giveaway I’ve done was my favorite. A Rachel Ray Cookie Sheet!
Tell me some of your favorite gluten-free blogs that you read.
Well, Gluten-Free Frenzy of course! (I promise she didn’t pay me to say that!)
Gluten Free Taste of Home
No Grain, No Pain
A life of Sugar and Spice
I read over 100 blogs I hate slighting any of them, but I’m sure you don’t want me to list them all here.
How can people find you?
email me at email@example.com
you can see some of my artwork at http://wendyholcombe.webs.com/