Inspiration, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Great advice on starting a food blog (and IBS!).

I recently discovered this really helpful post from Colleen Francioli of FODMap Life (

I really admire her site, because she talks about all the IBS-related topics I have yet to have the courage to write about in detail on my own blog!

She makes the point that although there are tens of thousands of food blogs in existence, we are all arriving at our favorite foods and recipes (not to mention what works for our bodies) from a different perspective.  So instead of thinking about how your own food blog is going to “compete” with all the successful blogs that are already out there, why not think about what makes your approach different?  The opportunity is there to create a niche.

Colleen writes,

“…your story is probably much different from the other bloggers.  Your thoughts, tastes, favorite dishes and style of photography is different.  You’ve traveled different places.  You were raised and influenced differently. All of your experiences will shape what you can ultimately share on your food blog.  That is what makes you unique.”

I really found this post, as well as her site in general, to be very encouraging.

I hope at some point to finally get up the nerve to write about my own experience with um… dietary sensitivities…  but until then, I definitely recommend checking out Colleen’s site!



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