Living with a food blogger? People think you’re living the dream! Here’s a sneak peek at the reality and an ode to those of you — husbands, wives, family — that put up with us on a daily basis!
This post is just one in my Blogger Resource Series! Check out my other posts:
- How to Start a Blog (How I Made My Food Blog a Business)
- The 2 Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started Blogging
- How to Grow Your Blog: Networking Tips for New Bloggers
- How I Make Money Blogging and How It’s Different as a Canadian
- Productivity Tips for Work at Home Moms
No doubt, when people hear your spouse or family member is a food blogger, they immediately think (a) “a what?!” and (b) “lucky!”.
But because I know you know what life is really like, I want to take some time to express my appreciation for YOU — those who put up with us on a daily basis!
- Because you know that work never stops: we’re always pinning, tweeting, Facebooking, stumbling, yumming, Instagramming, Periscoping, Snapchatting, emailing… and repeat.
- Because you know not to touch anything in the fridge without prior permission.
- Because you will never take a hot meal for granted again, though you are prepared to sit down to dinner at 10 in the morning or 3 in the afternoon if it means you might get one.
- Because you’ll celebrate Easter on Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving on Labor Day and Christmas at Halloween, and not even comment about the Christmas cookies sitting in your freezer in September.
- Because when you walk in the house and see me straddling a plate of food on the dining room table you’re not startled or confused.
- Because you don’t find it strange to have cupboards full of dishes you can never use.
- Because, every once in a while you might get brave enough to do the grocery shopping, and when I ask for the “prettiest, curliest head of lettuce”, you will actually find it, even though you know we’re not going to eat it.
- Because you understand that certain things on that grocery list are Not Optional, and will drive all over town looking for an ingredient I need.
- Because there are times you come home from work after I’ve been cooking all day and make supper because there is nothing to eat.
- Because you understand that there will be days I’m pushing you out the door piled high with containers of food, and days when there’s nothing but a half empty pot of Kraft Dinner, and you take them all in stride.
- Because you’re kind enough to drag me away from the computer at 9pm, so I can sit on the couch with you and pretend not to be on my phone the rest of the night.
- Because in a life that can mean a lot of time spent alone in front of a computer, your presence keeps me from looking like I’m talking to myself.
- And because you understand that I do more than just get free stuff, cook food, and take pictures,