Ken is a fellow Arizona blogger and one that I admire. He is a go-getter and has such a zest for helping other live a more enriching gluten free life. Ken cares about his fellow bloggers as you can see from his many interactions, especially on Twitter. He loves healthy food and sharing it with others. Learn a little more about Ken of Rock a Healthy Lifestyle now!
Please tell everyone a little about yourself.
My name is Ken Scheer and I’m Founder of Rock A Healthy Lifestyle. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in 1999. When I was attending ASU I also found out I was allergic to gluten and dairy. Currently, I’m a partner in a digital marketing firm and adhering to the paleo diet because I’m also allergic to soy and grains.
Please tell me about your gluten-free blog.
My blog Rock A Healthy Lifestyle focuses mostly on resources and support. I’ve found that being allergic to gluten for the past 18 years I’ve seen things come a long way compared to having no resources, support or options back then. Personally, I feel living a gluten-free lifestyle is extremely easy now because resources are readily available.
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been blogging for 2 years.
Why did you start a gluten-free blog?
I started a gluten-free blog because I wanted to share the knowledge that I’ve gained over the past 18 years. I feel that growing up with food allergies with no options or support makes it easier for me to be able to make others aware of how much they have now. Blogging is such a powerful tool in social media and a great way to broadcast the message you want to portray. Ultimately I want people to see having celiac disease or gluten intolerance as a blessing not a curse. By that I mean providing a platform for positive messages to be sent and for others to view this as a positive because of the options they now have.
What makes your blog different than anyone else’s?
If I had to find differences in my blog it would be that I only focus on resources at this point. I’m not really looking to make money off my blog rather focusing more on the positive things in the gluten-free community and a place where others can connect and find resources that they need.
What would you like to see with your gluten-free blog in the future?
My ultimate goal is to be known as a specialist with dining out and training restaurants on how to offer safe gluten-free options. I feel that dining out can be extremely scary for those with food allergies and eventually I want my blog site to house all the restaurants that have gone through strict training so people can dine out safely.
What do you love about gluten-free blogging most?
The community, being able to share my story and the comments that I get from others stating how I help them.
Do you do giveaways? If so, what was your favorite giveaway?
I don’t do a lot of giveaways because I’m allergic to so many foods that it’s challenging for me to do reviews on products.
Tell me some of your favorite gluten-free blogs that you read.
How can people find you?
Facebook – http://facebook.com/rockahealthylifestyle
Pinterest – http://pinterest.com/kenscheer
Instagram – http://instagram.com/kenscheer