Well, I have officially been a full time food blogger for 2.5 months now. I absolutely love it. I'm living out my passions. Living my dream. But..... it hasn't all been sunshine and rainbows. Here are some unexpected things I'm learning as an amateur full time food blogger.
First off, I would be absolutely nothing without help from Food Blogger Pro. Oh man you guys, if you are thinking about starting a food blog (and you should!), you have GOT to sign up. It helped me build my blog from the ground up, and is STILL helping me work out kinks and learn the tricks of the trade.
1. Food blogging takes over your life. No joke on this one guys! Food blogging is my world. It has completely taken over my brain. I am ALWAYS considering new ideas, new takes on old ideas, things I say that I should write down, things I hear that I should write down, how I need to capture every freaking moment on Instagram. Oh my god..... there's more. Who emailed me? Why hasn't so and so emailed me? Could my photos use just a touch more contrast? Ugh.... I'm probably annoying the shit out of my loved ones bringing everything we do and say back to food blogging. Sorry loved ones!
2. You eat weird shit for lunch. I am always taking photos in the middle of the day, so naturally, whatever I photograph I eat for lunch. I am a regular "drink in the middle of the day" type of person now! If I make almond butter, I have almond butter for lunch. If I make popsicles, I have popsicles for lunch. Granola? you guessed it - granola for lunch. Cocktails - you better believe I'm not going to save that for later!
3. Foodgawker is a fickle bitch. What the heck is up with Foodgawker? Are you kidding me with their 'your post sucks balls' feeback, only to resubmit the next day and have it be amazing? Egads Foodgawker. Get it together. You're like a freakin toddler. Grow up already and make up your mind.
4. Cleaning your kitchen will become a part time job. Yep. Be prepared for this. Cleaning up takes about as much time as the cooking does. I actually have days I devote to just computer time so I don't have to clean the damn kitchen.
5. There will be a lot of dancing with yourself. I am alone most of the day. Errrrrrrrrryday. I can get pretty lonely, and get a little wacky sometimes. I have done more dancing in the kitchen in my sweatpants and singing into a wooden spoon microphone in the last 2.5 months than I have my whole life combined! Surprisingly enough, Wolf Parade is like an adrenaline rush. Weird right?!
You know, I really have learned A TON in the last couple of months. Are you thinking of starting a food blog? Have you started one and are learning things as well? Have you been blogging forever and are still learning? I'd love to hear your thoughts! What are you learning? What should I be looking forward to as my blog grows?
Seriously........ if you have any tips let me hear them! Or, if you have questions I will totally answer them (or die trying, just kidding).
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