Hello dear reader!
The last two months have been epic for Allergy Girl Eats. When I started this blog, I honestly had no idea it would take off the way it has and could not have dreamed of the new opportunities that have blossomed from it. And not to mention all the people I have met along the way. Since a lot is going on, I thought I would share an update on what’s up and what you can expect in the next few months. So let’s go!
We will start with the biggest news first. After a year of hard work, I’m happy to announce Allergy Travels has launched!!! Allergy travels is a website made by food allergy travellers for allergy travellers. The site allows you to rate and review how allergy friendly/accessible a country or airline is, you can join our epic travel forum, and browse travel tips and traveller stories. Our goal is to create a supportive group of allergy travellers. Please hop on over to the site, check it out, and leave a review. Every review you leave makes it easier for another allergy person to see the world.
We have a contest going on until the end of August. For every review, you leave you will be entered into a draw to win a year supply of allergy translation cards and a consultation with all four team members! That’s right; you get to Skype with Kyle, Allie, Emma, and yours truly.
In October I will be representing Canada in a Foodie competition. There will be 16 different food bloggers from 16 different countries all competing for a chance to win a trip to Singapore! Stay tuned for more details. I will be sharing the recipe testing on Instagram stories if you are curious and want to follow along in the creative process.
Wonder what to expect on the blog this fall? We are going to dive into gut health and its relationship to food allergies. In the words of Mugatu: “gut health is so hot right now” (do you know what movie I’m quoting :P). I already have an interview with the amazing Dr Vivian Chen from Allergy Families lined up, an interview with Brox, a bone broth company, and a few recipes in development. The series will start in September.
Let me know if there are any questions you have about gut health or something you would like me to investigate.
Patreon & Money (the $ of blogging)
When I first started Allergy Girl Eats it was 100% a passion project, and it still is. What’s exciting about growing a blog is that opportunities to make some money start popping up. This is ideal for a blogger because it will start to support the blog costs (hosting, food for recipe testing, software, etc.). And maybe one day it can become a full-time gig *dreaming*.
This month I started a Patreon page! Patreon is a platform where you can support people’s work. I first heard about it on a podcast and never even thought about it applying to the blog. With the “what’s there to loose?” attitude, I’ve started a page! If you are interested in supporting Allergy Girl Eats, I would be over the moon appreciative. As a supporter, you will get exclusive video content, such as a ‘day-in-life’ and ‘ask me anything’ videos.
Lastly, I have started to receive some free products and want to be open with you all about when I’m being paid/receiving products. I also want to let you all know I will not review something that I do not whole heartedly back. No amount of money will persuade me otherwise. Please let me know if there is ever a product that you are uncomfortable with or if there is something you think I should be aware of. The goal of this blog is to be a community helping allergy people
Wow, that was a lot eh! Thanks for coming on this awesome journey with me. Let me know if there are any topics you want to hear about.
Bye for now,