Frequently Asked Questions
Are you a nutritionist? What’s your nutrition background?
I have a loose background in holistic nutrition, completely self taught. I am not a nutritionist. If you have a specific health issue I would highly recommend seeking out a certified holistic nutritionist, naturopathic doctor, herbalist or other alternative health professional in your area.
Is this blog 100% vegan/gluten free?
No, the blog doesn’t ascribe tightly to any one diet. Most of the recipes end up being gluten free because I can’t eat wheat things (although I tolerate einkorn just fine). I make the majority of the recipes vegan because plants rock! (Also, eating plants makes me feel amazing!)
What kind of camera do you use?
I have a Canon 5D Mark II and IV. I shoot in raw and I use a 50mm f/1.4 + a Sigma Macro 50mm f/2.8 for all of my work on the blog. I edit in Lightroom using VSCO-based custom presets.
I’m a new blogger. Do you have any advice for me?
- Keep at it! Blogger burnout is very common. It’s hard not to compare yourself to all of the bloggers out there achieving success, no matter how small. I do it. We all do it. Some days you’ll just want to bury yourself in a mound of blankets and drown your sorrows in Chinese food and rom coms. But you have to shut down the comparisons, keep your head down and keep creating. There’s no success in this game without perseverance.
- Get a DSLR camera and learn how to use it. Bloggers these days have to play all of the roles of a media publisher: writer, content creator, editor, secretary and photographer. It ain’t easy. But beautiful photography will set you apart from the 100,000 other blogs out there trying to do the same thing you are: make it GOOD. If your photography is excellent, you’ll be more shareable and thus more likely to be seen.
- Make friends. Content doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Create real relationships with the people you admire. Leave comments, be genuine, share other peoples work. As in real life, creating a support network of friends and colleagues takes a hell of a lot of time. But trust me, no big blogger ever got to where they are without connections and friends.
Can I make substitutions in your recipes?
Substitutions can be difficult for many of my recipes — particularly for gluten free baked goods. If you have a question about substitutions in a particular recipe, go ahead and comment your question on that post or shoot me an email. I always respond promptly with possible solutions!
Can I use your photography in my digital or print advertisement?
You must contact me for a print or digital license in order to use my work for commercial purposes.
Can I re-post your photos or recipes on my blog or website?
Please don’t repost any of my work without my permission. If you would like to feature me in a link party or the like, you can post one photo from a post including a link back to my site. Feel free to pin everything to Pinterest, of course! You must have my permission to re-post the entire contents of any post, tutorial, or written material.
I’m a business. If I send you free product will your do promotion for me?
I do not do promotions in exchange for free product. All sponsored work on WFFF is paid, and is only considered if it is an excellent fit for myself and my readers.
I would like to pay you to do sponsored work for my brand / product. Can I send you a proposal?
Yes, I am accepting proposals at this time. Please keep in mind that I am extremely selective, although I consider every inquiry. If you contact me and haven’t heard back in a while, feel free to reach out again. My inbox gets very crowded and I occasionally miss contact requests.
I think we would be BFF’s. Can I guest post on your site / will you guest post on my site?
I don’t do guest posts at this time. However, if you are an online or print magazine and you would like to include me as part of a feature, I am certainly open to working together.
I have this really cool infographic I think your readers would like. Will you share it?
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