Five Minutes With… Must Hike, Must Eat @snuffymusthike #Blogging #FiveMinutesWith

Welcome to Five Minutes With… a new feature where I invite bloggers of all genres to tell us a little about themselves and their blogging journey.
Today’s blogger is Shannon Cunningham who blogs at Must Hike Must Eat.
Shannon Must Hike Must EatQ1: When and why did you start blogging? Which platform do you use?
I write on WordPress and I started in January of 2016 when I found out I was going to be laid off from my job of 16 years.  It was a way for me to process that change and begin to look at other directions in my life.
Q2: What topics/themes do you blog about? Do you ever deviate from that theme?
Well, you can guess that I write about hiking (spending time outdoors) and eating (a Paleo diet) but my posts are not limited to that.  I write about traveling, restaurants that serve healthy food, mid-life parenting, my faith in God, social issues, book reviews, volunteering and just about anything that happens in my life!
Q3: Which of your blog posts is your favourite and why do you like this one so much?
Oh, I have several favorite posts but I think Definition of Courage will always be dear to my heart. I think it really sums up who I am and what I hope to accomplish with my blog.
Q4: Do you have a top tip to share for any new bloggers that might be reading?
Often we start blogging because we want write to express ourselves but it is important to remember that blogging is about community and connection, too.  Try and find yourself a writing community to join whether is be online or in your own circle; it can make all the difference!
Q5: What’s your favourite social media platform?
My favorite social media platform is Instagram, although I have more followers on Facebook.  It just has less clutter and feels more intimate.
Find out more about Shannon by connecting with her via the links below:
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I hope you enjoyed this feature. Be sure to check out Shannon’s blog. If you write a blog and would like to be considered for Five Minutes With… then please send me a message via the contact page.
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  1. Awesome interview! I love the title of Shannon’s blog and also advice about finding a writing community. Also, the part about “blogging is about community and connection” really good advice for new bloggers.

  2. Reblogged this on Must Hike Must Eat and commented:
    One of my favorite reasons for blogging is getting to connect with others who write online, especially those who strive to provide positive inspiration to others. I had a great time talking with Shelley, you should go check out her blog!

  3. What a great idea! I enjoy Shannon’s blog and yous too, Shelley. What a treat to find you both here. I particularly like Shannon’s follow up comment–blogging is a chance to connect with others and share positive vibes.

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