Join’s influencer managers are frequently in contact with influencers internationally. Quite the fun, but we also want our readers to get to know them! Therefore we have special highlights in which we interview our influencers. Up this week: Dutch influencer Kim Walraven-Peters from the blog Food Health and Happiness.
From not even being able to cook potatoes, to creating a blog dedicated to her own recipes. Kim had a long way to go, but is now dedicated to share her vegan lifestyle with everybody!
Food Health & Happiness
Hi Kim, who are you and what do you do?
”My name is Kim, I’m 39 years old and live in Elst, between Arnhem and Nijmegen. I’m a food blogger. My blog is called Food Health and Happiness. I’ve been a vegan since about one year now and that’s what I blog about. I very much enjoy having dinner in a good restaurant, but I also love cooking for friends. Furthermore I love sports and Yoga.”
What is your blog all about?
”I share vegan recipes on my blog. From healthy vegan bowls to delicious guilty pleasures! I just love cooking and baking. Hence you’ll often find me in the kitchen. I have a lot of inspiring cookbooks on my shelf, from where I cook the recipes. But I love it even more if I invented a new tasty recipe by myself, so I can share it on my blog. Other things you’ll find on there are: restaurants where I’ve eaten, collaborations, reviews and lovely breakfasts.”
How did you start your blog?
”I was at home for a few months about 4,5 years ago. So I had a lot of free time, which is when my love for food started. Before that I couldn’t even cook potatoes haha. I started making everything by myself and discovered how much fun I had cooking all this healthy and delicious stuff. No more frozen food and TV dinners, but actually cooking food with fresh ingredients. I switched from a vegetarian to a vegan lifestyle about a year ago and thought it would be nice to share my recipes on my blog. That’s how it all started.”
What is your favorite topic to create content about and why?
”Vegan bowls and tasty breakfasts are my favorite, because that’s what makes me the happiest. I love brekkies and bowls!”
What kind of people read your blog?
”People who are also interested in a (vegan) lifestyle and those with a love for food in general.”
Do you often get fun comments on your blog?
”Yes! It’s so nice to see that people appreciate what you do and comment on your inventions.”
What is your stand on paid collaborations on your blog?
”As long as a brand or product is a match with me and my content, I’m open for that. If I feel that there is no match, I don’t collaborate. It must feel right!”
What do you think of the collaborations you’ve done via Join so far?
”I’ve done one paid collaboration via Join, so everything was quite new. It was very convenient that I got notifications via mail and that all communication and formal things were done via the platform, such as contracts. It makes it much more clear and easier to maintain a good overview. The communication with the brand was also very smooth, so I’m really positive about Join!”
With which brand would you like to collaborate in the future?
”Hmm.. a lot haha. But if I have to make a choice, I would go for Vegafit! I’m a huge fan of their products.”
What is the future of influencer marketing in your opinion?
”I think it will definitely increase. The future is digital and social media contributes to this a lot.”
Make sure to follow Kim on her Instagram!
The Join content team would like to thank Kim a lot for her time and honest answers. We’ll be back with you with another interview shortly! Are you an influencer and would you like to be signed up to Join as well? Then sign-up through this link.