Christina Shoemaker is the creator of The Whole Cook, a food blog that focuses on quick easy meals for busy weeknights.
Christina Shoemaker’s obsession with food started from the moment she was born. Or so she imagines. She never misses a meal and spends an inordinate amount of time fantasizing about the next one. As a mom of two, she understands the desire to feed your family well without spending hours in the kitchen. It’s her mission to show that it can be done.
Christina originally started sharing her family’s meals on Instagram without knowing whether there was an audience for them. Turns out there was! She then launched the website thewholecook.com as a place to publish her recipes. This food journey has since turned into a full-time job that she is immensely grateful for. Every day she is honored to share her passion for cooking with her community.
At The Whole Cook you’ll find lots of healthy recipes for the whole family. Christina’s recipes feature whole foods which means you’ll see fresh ingredients, no ingredients you can’t pronounce or that aren’t actually real food, and very little sugar.
Christina is also the author of the Clean Paleo One-Pot Meals cookbook, which includes 100 one pot/pan meals that can be made in about 30 minutes.
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What did you do before you started blogging?
Did you go to school for that?
Do you feel like you have an advantage since you’ve had this marketing experience?
When did you start blogging?
Why did you start blogging?
So you don’t think you got serious about blogging until 2017?
What was the name of your mommy blog?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
When you first started, how many times did you publish a post?
How many do you publish now?
When you say republished, you’re giving them a new date so they go to the front of your blog?
How many drafts do you have in place to be published right now?
Have you done the recipe creation and actually photographed them?
Once you started, how long did it take to start making money?
What is the best thing you have done for your blog?
Do you have anybody that helps you with your company?
Does he do it ongoing for you or was it a one time thing?
When did you say to yourself, I need help?
How old are your kids?
Where in your house do you photograph your recipes?
From start to finish, how long does it take you to photograph a recipe?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Is there any advice that someone who knows blogging gave you that you wish you’d listened to?
What do you use for backgrounds?
What kind of camera do you have?
What about your favorite lens?
Do you use a tripod?
What is your most popular post?
What tools do you use that you feel are essential to your business?
What is the most surprising thing that you’ve found since you started blogging?
Did you have a viral moment?
What has been the best blogging investment that you made and what has been a waste of money?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
If you were to go out to a Mexican restaurant, what would you get?
What is one thing that you can’t live without in your kitchen?
What’s your favorite cookbook and plug your own?