Amanda Batcher is the creator of The Chunky Chef food blog, where she shares comforting family meals.
Amanda Batcher firmly believes life is all about balance: eat a salad, but enjoy some bacon along with it! A lifelong Midwest resident, she knows down-home, comfort food. Her recipes usually include a touch of decadence, and she is fond of incorporating bourbon or beer in her recipes as well!
When she’s not in the kitchen, you’ll find Amanda behind a camera, reading, and spending quality time with her husband and two children.
Amanda Batcher Show Notes
The Chunky Chef
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What did you do before you became a food blogger?
Did you go to school for it?
What made you stop trying to be a nurse?
When did you start blogging?
Why did you start blogging?
How soon did you figure out there was an industry for it?
How long did it take you to go from wordpress.com to wordpress.org?
It’s interesting you switched so soon, do you think it was because you had that boost to do it?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
When you decided to change the name, how long did it take you to figure out the new name?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
How long do you think it took you to go down to the two?
How many drafts do you have in place to be published?
How long do you think it takes you to write a post?
My husband edits my posts after I write them, do you have anyone to do that for you?
Once you started, how long did it take for you to start making money?
Was it basically ad money, and how did you get that money right at the beginning?
What is the best thing that you did for your blog?
Do you do all your photographing in the kitchen?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
From start to finish, how long do you think it takes you to shoot a recipe?
How far is it from your kitchen to where you do your photography?
Do you have anybody that helps you with your company?
One of the hardest things is the social media, would you agree?
Is being on this podcast hard for you?
How many iterations of the website have you had?
Who did it for you?
How long did it take you to realize you needed help for your site?
What do you love about blogging?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What made you decide to hire your video out?
What was the video that went viral?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
A little while ago when other people’s Pinterest accounts tanked, did yours as well?
Do you do your own SEO?
Is there any advice that someone you know who knows blogging gave you, that you heeded?
What is your most popular post?
Do you have a favorite marketing tool?
Do you just use it for Pinterest or do you use it for Instagram too?
What is the most surprising thing that you’ve found since you started blogging?
Did you have another viral moment?
Was it the same pin that they both did?
Is there anything that you did to catapult you to the next level?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?
You talked about being in competitive sports, did you play basketball?
What else did you play?
What is your favorite cookbook?
What kind of camera do you have?
What about lenses?