Kate H. of Diary of AnaPhylaxis Q & A

We will be introducing you to the speakers and attendees of the Food Allergy Bloggers Conference by sharing their responses to a few questions. We have asked them to choose to answer 3-5 of these questions:

1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?
2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?

3. Which panel topic do you look forward to hearing most and why?
4. What is the best thing about food allergies?
5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?
6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?

7. What other blogger would you most like to meet and why?
8. What other blogger has inspired you?
9. What is one of your favorite posts written by another blogger and why?
10. If you didn’t have or deal with food allergies, what would be your 3 favorite foods to eat/try?

Slide1_2My real name is Kate. I’m a 39-year old singleton who is successful and deliriously happy. In October 2012, I learned that I’m allergic to: lentils (anaphylactic), tree nuts, apples, peanuts, sesame, sunflower and artichokes. I’m working to accept my “new relationship” with the epi-pen and want to share what I’ve learned, my experiences and my thoughts with all of you. My hope is that you’ll learn something, share something, and maybe share a laugh or giggle – after all, who says we need to be serious about serious topics all the time? I’m a relatively new blogger and I do have FA so I am really excited about this conference! I can’t wait to meet you and everyone else in November!
– Kate

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
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1. Who do you look forward to seeing/meeting most at FABC and why?

I’m really looking forward to meeting others with FA and other bloggers. I have so much to learn from them — whether it’s “hey, have you tried this food from this company?” to “did you know if you follow these tips you’ll increase your audience/readership?”.

2. Which of your blog posts are you most proud of and why?

I am deliberate with my blog posts and spend a lot of time carefully selecting words to ensure my personality and the intended tone come through. The blog posts I am most proud of are the ones that generate conversation. Every one of us is a different person with different perspectives so I love the posts that are provocative enough that cause others to comment on them.

4. What is the best thing about food allergies?

I am learning so much about what is – and isn’t – in our foods. It sounds silly but until I *had* to pay attention to what I was eating, I was pretty much oblivious to all the ingredients in the foods I ate daily. Knowing has been very eye-opening. And now when I go to a restaurant and they can’t explain what is in their food, I am delighted to leave! 🙂

5. What motivated you to start blogging about food allergies?

I had my first anaphylactic episode in October of last year. As a grown adult, I didn’t know anyone else who had gone through that themselves and I didn’t even know anyone who had a child who had gone through it. So I felt very alone. I initially created my blog to update my family & friends on what I was going through in the immediate days/weeks of that incident. It has grown and evolved from there.

6. What is the best thing about the online food allergy community?

The support!!! It really is amazing! It’s such a great feeling knowing that you are not alone.

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