Sommer Collier is the author of A Spicy Perspective. Collier is a food blogger who not only provides her readers with recipes, but also lessons in cooking. She breaks down the steps into manageable, or bite-sized, pieces for her readers to digest. In each post Collier tells a story, while providing a picture of a delicious meal she whipped up, that you can’t resist trying to create yourself. Her ability to draw the reader in by her pictures as well as relate to readers through the stories of her daily life are why I want to follow her posts. Also, the fact that she does not only focus on recipes, some of her posts are about appliances and cabinetry, and other important components of a kitchen that traditional food blogs frequently ignore.
Jeanine Donofrio is the author of Love and Lemons. Jeanine’s recipes are mostly vegetarian, and as the exuberant meat eater that I am, I would like to follow Jeanine’s blog to see how she varies her recipes to appeal to all people, not just vegetarians, vegans, and those who are gluten free. Her blog pops with color, lots of greens, reds, yellows, and oranges, which keep me coming back for more. She is also constantly using vegetables I have never heard and combining ingredients I have heard of in ways I never expected, like the walnut-mushroom veggie burger, which left me no option but to read the recipe. I would like to follow Donofrio to understand more about vegetarian cooking as well as how one maintains a food blog by varying what kinds of recipes included.