Meet Porche!


Your name: Porche Berry
Name of your blog: Porche Berry, Author
Blog social media handles: Porche Berry
Meet Porche #TheBloggerBehindTheBlog
Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio): I’m a stay at home mother with a 4yr old son. I didn’t realize what I was passionate about until 27yrs of age. Natural health and nutrition were just second nature that it never occurred to me until then. As a child I would get up very early to watch the lowest budget nutrition show you can imagine, and then try to educate my parents on better food choices… I don’t recall them being fond of their child lecturing them during shopping (don’t buy boxed crap then LOL).
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work): I blog, I am also studying for a PhD in traditional naturopathic medicine through a distance training option. 
What do you like to do on your down time? I also call myself a “maker of things” haha. Sewing, canning, ect… When my son is a bit older I plan to introduce him more to hiking and foraging wild foods. Poor kid is gonna be the weirdo who knows the names of different plants and animals and more.
What’s the purpose of your blog?
To help educate on the technical aspects of natural health
Who’s your target?
Families with young children and anyone interested in learning how to navigate effective health interventions naturally.
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you?
Through my facebook page or email on my website
How would you describe your blogging style?
technical in a plain language style
When did you start blogging?
I’ve had a blog prior to this one so technically a couple years with a break in between.
What inspired you to start blogging?
I wanted to make sure there was access to the information I learned through many hours of research and studying.
What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging?
I keep a much more regular schedule in my day to day life
Blogging goals: To leave people feeling confident in their capacity to learn technical topics and take control of their own health
 
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently?
Already did. I made it much more focused and organized.
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging?
I get reminders every time someone messages me asking for a solution or to help them understand something.
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger?
Being organized and planning ahead. Keeping a regular schedule is essential.
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful?
Being interactive with the audience and making sure each post can integrate with multiple social media platforms. For instance every single post has an image that can be pinned.
What’s your favourite social media platform and why?
Bloglovin is new to me but I quiet enjoy it, however I have to say pinterest because it can share content quickly and easily.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform?
For the moment it is facebook due to networking groups that help bloggers meet and connect with each other.
What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook?
The ones that ensure all members are acting with good manners towards each other.
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it? 
I do! I developed something called a Quick Reference Data sheet, which is like an expanded flash card. It contains all the relevant information about a herb or essential oil you may need including drug interactions and first aid. A reader does need to subscribe to get the ones I have in my book.
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging?
You know I’m not really sure yet
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging?
Triple check your gramma and spelling. Social media can really do a good job of teaching us bad spelling and grammar
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how?
Not yet lol
How often do you publish a post?
I aim for once a week
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it?
I go looking for questions I haven’t answered, for myself or someone else.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share!
I don’t have a schedule other than once per week but I do aim for topic based series. It keeps me focused and helps prevent writers block.

Have you guest posted for someone?
At this point I have not
 
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it!
No, but that may change in the future. It’s only because I’m writing more technical type pieces.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how?
Not yet but I do have an Amazon affiliate store in my blog menu and of course my book. I will be adding QRDS directly to the site that can be purchased individually.
How long had you been blogging before you made any money?
N/A

Who’s your favourite blogger before you started blogging and why? (Name and blog URL)
Anyone with amazing clean eating recipes or authentic local recipes (french country, korean, indian, ect).
Who’s your favourite blogger now and why? (Name and blog URL)
I couldn’t list just one! I usually follow a youtube channel more because I love watching the food be prepared. Right now I love Maangchi (youtube) and can’t get enough.
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why?
Cooking because health starts with what you eat. Also healthy eating should not be disgusting.
List the top 5 blogs you are reading currently: (Names and blog URLs)
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging:
Write about what you love and use tools like grammarly to smooth the process and your writing out.
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you:
I hate wearing skirts because I sweat so much, but secretly wish I could tolerate it so I could wear really cute and girly stuff once in a while.
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!! 
Leave a message for your readers:

I want you to know that I truly believe that you are capable of taking command or your health and the health of your family.


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