Sam Merritt is the creator behind the food blog Sugar Spun Run, where she specializes in sharing sweet and simple dessert recipes from scratch, with the occasional savory comfort food mixed in.
Although Sam Merritt has been baking as far back as she can remember, she works hard to ensure that bakers of all skill levels will find success when they bake a Sugar Spun Run recipe. Each recipe is carefully tested and perfected before Sam shares them on her website.
Sugar Spun Run desserts have been featured on a number of websites including TLC, Better Homes & Gardens, and People. Sam has also contributed to online magazines such as Country Living, Woman’s Day, and Parade.
Before she became a full time food blogger, Sam worked as a research coordinator at a hospital. She currently lives in Maryland with her husband and their three dogs.
Sam Merritt Show Notes
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What did you do before you started food blogging?
Did you go to college?
Do you think that your psychology major helped you with these jobs?
Why did you start blogging?
When did you start?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
Do you have any plans of changing it at some point?
When you first started, how many times a week did you publish a post?
Why did you say to yourself, okay, I’m going to take this more seriously?
Going back to where you said you publish two, are there times you don’t publish?
How many posts do you have to be published right now?
Once you started, how long did it take for you to start making money?
What is the best thing that you have done for your blog?
Do you have anybody that helps you with your company?
When did you first find that you needed the help?
From start to finish, how long does it take to photograph a recipe?
What is a long time for you?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
Is there any advice that someone who knows blogging gave you that you wish you had listened to?
What is your favorite social media platform and why?
Are there any tools that you find helpful for your blogging?
What kind of camera do you have?
Do you use anything else or is that the one you use?
What kind of backgrounds do you use?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
What is your most popular post?
Why is your worst chocolate chip cookie?
Did you have a viral moment?
What is your biggest food failure?
What would you say was the reason it wasn’t coming out right?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What would be your last meal?
What is your favorite Mexican dish?
What is one thing you can’t live without in your kitchen?