Behind the Blogger Spotlight: Meet MC2 Creative Living!
We skipped last week’s spotlight because of the holiday but we were thrilled with all the emails we received from everyone asking why we didn’t have one!
Mario is on the left and Colin, his husband and nearly quarter century partner, is on the right. Mario is French Canadian and has a great command of “American” English. He makes lots and lots of chicken wings, which I love! His kindness and generosity of spirit captured my heart right away – as did his love of his two dogs: Vienna, a miniature dachshund, and Mia, a Chinese Crested. Let’s get right to it!
MEET MC2 CREATIVE LIVING
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How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for a little over a year.
Why do you blog?
I wanted to share my passion for real, simple, home-made food that anyone can easily make.
How did you come up with the name of your blog?
MC^2 Creative Living( pronounced MC square) M represents my name, Mario, and C is for Colin. We are both very creative.
What do you wish that you had done early on with your blog that you didn’t understand until later?
Awww! The importance of SEO !! I should have taken the time to learn more about it right at the beginning. It would have saved me tons of work, later on.
Do you have any advice for new bloggers?
Do it for the passion! Don’t do it for the money (you will be very disappointed). Monetizing your blog takes years, so if you are not passionate about it, you won’t make it.
What is your favorite recipe on your blog and why?
Oh, that’s a very hard question! It has to be one of my chicken wing recipes! I guess my Lemon Pepper Chicken Wing recipe is ONE of my favorites, but honestly I love them all!
Name a few of your favorite blogs.
If you were a fruit or vegetable, which would it be and why?
Any kind of citrus! They are very versatile and tangy with a sweet side! I think that’s a good definition of who I am.
Favorite band or singer?
There are so many that I love. I listen to French, English, Spanish and German music! At the moment I listen to a lot of Tim Bendzko, a German singer.
Without a doubt, Star Wars! I know, I am geeky!
Anything else you would like to share about your blog – please feel free to write as much or as little as you want!
I hope that I inspire people to start cooking and use less processed food. Nothing is more disappointing to me than when I see a recipe that’s merely a mix of canned food and premix spices. Cooking is not that difficult but I believe people have forgotten how to cook with fresh ingredients. I don’t follow the food trend, I cook what I love and try to use the least possible processed food whenever possible.