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Interview with: Indy Power from @thelittlegreenspoon

Indy Power is a renowned health blogger and Founder of @thelittlegreenspoon

What first inspired you to start blogging? Describe your career/lifestyle beforehand?

I started my blog while I was in college. I had started to cook a lot and had become really interested in nutrition, which was influencing the ingredients I was using. I was experimenting a lot and coming up with loads of my own recipes so my family suggested I started a blog. I was really secretive about it in the beginning and didn’t tell anyone but the more I did it, the more I loved it.

What is the premise behind your blog and how does it differ from other popular health blogs/vlogs?

My main aim with my blog is to get people into the kitchen, cooking more. My recipes are really simple, quick and easy- there are no complicated techniques or crazy ingredients, it’s just about good food that tastes amazing and is easy to make. My food philosophy is simple- eat to feel good and that’s the whole premise behind The Little Green Spoon.

What is your current following?

Instagram is definitely my favourite platform and it’s where I have the biggest following, which I think is about 62,000 at the moment.

How do you work running the blog alongside your other commitments?

For me it’s all about organisation. There’s no set schedule when you have a job like this so it’s really important to set yourself deadlines and enforce a bit of structure. I try to have specific days for writing, photography, events etc so that I can tick off some boxes and know where I am on my to do list.

What do you enjoy most about what you do? Are there any perks/downsides?

My favourite thing is when you feel like you’ve really inspired someone, whether it’s a lovely email or a tag on instagram of a recipe they’ve recreated. It’s so rewarding and a great way to stay motivated. I absolutely love what I do and I’m so grateful to be able to call it a job, there are no real downsides but it can be hard to switch off as it’s such a personal thing and social media makes it very constant.

What would be your one piece of advice to any budding health and fitness bloggers?

My advice is just to be yourself. It’s such a saturated industry so the best way to set yourself apart is to do something that nobody else can do and that’s be you.

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