It’s wedding weekend! Seriously, this wedding has me more excited than I was for my very own. I’ve been talking about the 1920′s Gay Pride wedding for quite some time now, and it’s finally here. The most recent developments include the venue firing the coordinator so there’s nobody to organize the wedding event, they aren’t entirely sure if the cake was ever confirmed, the bride’s boss decided to fire her and anyone who goes to her wedding (the bride works at a restaurant and several employees planned on attending) and two bridesmaid dresses that either didn’t come or came and didn’t (and wont) fit. All this will unfold while 40,000+ Gay Pride attendees party it up at multiple events happening at the wedding venue all weekend. I know what you’re thinking, that poor bride must be a hot mess, but somehow she’s stayed very VERY calm. It’s terrifying. I’m pretty sure she is a volcano of emotions preparing to have the explosion of the century.
I’m disturbingly excited for all of this. Who knows what will be going on in my world while you’re reading this, but you should definitely say a prayer and get excited for the follow up post. I’ll be taking lots of pictures.
Now that we’ve covered all that mess, it’s time for this week’s Social Saturday sponsor! Katie of The Hungry Goat is awesome, and I don’t that because we have the same name, hair color and experience with goats. (I may or may not have grown up on a farm.) This was the first blogger I ever chatted with and thought “Sweet Jesus I need to meet this chick one day.” She’s a fellow ginger and Harry Potter fan (#idbesleezyforronweasly) so we’re pretty much the same person. She has the funniest about page I’ve ever seen and great choice in memes. If you’re looking for an eclectic blog that’s consistently entertaining, she’s your girl. #redhairdontcare
Tell everyone a little bit about your blog and how it came to be.
I had a blog in college about the adventures of riding Phoenix’s new public transit but they were going to take away my domain once I graduated. So, I decided to start my own and picked a different topic, which wasn’t really even formed until four years later — yes, I’ve had that thing for over four years now. Yikes.
What inspired the name of your blog?
Well, I like goats and I’m always hungry. (everyone has an origin story, this is mine)
What do you consider the hardest aspect of blogging?
That would be the promotion of posts. I still don’t have down the certain times of day one is supposed to G+ this post and tweet that post. There’s just so many different avenues and ways to promote each one and I’m still figuring out what works best for me.
How do you describe your blog to real life/non blogging friends?
Whenever I say to my friends, “I’ve been working on my blog a lot lately,” they tend to say, “I do not get that world.” So I just say, it’s just a bunch of young women who equally love Harry Potter who write about their new DIY and favorite recipe and then pin the crap out of all the things.
I think that sounds about right. And I totally love that crazy world.
How has blogging changed you?
Oof. Can I say, I don’t know yet? I’ve definitely improved upon my social media skills but as a person? I would have to say that I’m better at interacting on the Web now. Especially in this last year, I’ve met some freaking awesome ladies who I can’t wait to meet someday (I’m looking at you, other ginger).
You often share gluten free recipes on our blog, what has made you interested in gluten free food?
A lot of my coworkers have Celiac Disease so I started experimenting last Christmas with a lot of cookies. It’s now progressed to different types of cakes and breads. I’ve grown to love learning about how all the different types of flours work and how each ingredient helps the other ingredient out. Baking is like the perfect synchronized swimming team. If one person doesn’t show up, it’s going to look like a mess. But if they all work together, it tastes delicious. Wait, what?
What HP house would you be in?
I would like to say Gryffindor, just so that I could kick Hermione to the curb and make sweet ginger babies with Ron. But if I’m going to be completely honest, I’m such a Ravenclaw. Luna and I are best buds.
If you could pass on only one piece of advice to a person, what would it be?
Do something. That’s what my high school youth group leader would always say and I try to keep that in the back of my mind even to this day. Stop watching Dawson’s Creek, get up off of that couch and do something. Take a Spanish class. Learn how to tap. Go for a swim. Volunteer.
Woooo Ravenclaw!! I love it when a person is completely honest with their HP house. (As a Gryffindor I’m still not comfortable with the fact I married a Slytherin.) After reading Katie’s answers aren’t you ready to dive into The Hungry Goat?! That sounds a bit more disturbing than I thought it would. Oh well. Go visit and be entertained!
Do you want to be featured on Social Saturday? Visit my sponsorship page for more info, the Social Saturday spot includes a lot more than just this post! (P.S. Saturdays are booked nearly through September, but you can go ahead and grab a spot for October!) PLUS it now includes 10 specific to you blog tips, the option to cohost and private Facebook group.)
But first, make some blogging buddies for Social Saturday!
New to Social Saturday? It’s pretty much the rebel of all the link ups. The purpose is to meet new bloggers and get some blog love, so go right ahead and comment on all the the links if you like, I’m not here to judge. If you feel compelled to, you can link back to here or share a tweet or something. There’s no harm in spreading the word about this linkup.
My only request is that you link up real posts, not giveaways or only sponsored content. The point is to get know each other’s blogs, not get free promotion for your giveaway or sponsored post. I understand sometimes those posts need the extra exposure, but just be mindful and don’t take advantage of the linkup.