This Woman Saved Her Family With A Baking Blog
I'd been happily married for 19 years when my husband had a stroke. He couldn't work, and our savings went to his medical treatments. So to help provide for the family, I started baking cakes and cupcakes for friends and local events. A friend recommended I create a blog to advertise my business—I was so unfamiliar with the Internet, I had to Google "blog" just to understand what she meant. Still, I took photos of my work and posted them on my site, Passion for Baking. Then I started using social media, and every like and follow felt like a miracle. I'm dyslexic and never finished high school, but I've published eight baking books, and I have a line of cake mixes, a TV show, an online magazine, and 1.3 million Instagram followers. Now when I reply to comments, I try to pick the smallest accounts, the ones with the fewest followers. I want them to feel that they're valuable, too.