Blog Talk: Installment 4

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foodIMG_0618 Lunch today was probably one of the best I have had in a long, long time. I feel like I say this everyday, but seriously, believe me this time! :D

While grocery shopping yesterday, I decided to pick up some soy hot dogs. I normally try to limit the amount of processed veggie/soy meats that I consume, but I do allow myself some every now and then!

I bought President’s Choice brand because it was the cheapest!

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I also tried out my new flatbread hot dog buns! How cool are these??

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They have 130 calories per bun, which is about 50-70 calories less than the traditional hot dog buns I was looking at.

I made some homemade Ketchup to go with it:

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  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1-2 t your choice of milk

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Mix together, add a pinch of salt if you prefer, and put into a baggie for ‘piping’:

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I pretended I was decorating a vegan cupcake. *grins*

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With fresh dill (yup, still going strong!)IMG_0624

  And leftover walnut, cranberry, spinach, pepper, tomato salad:

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And an apple and Mary’s Crackers:

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So satisfying.

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I absolutely am smitten by this salad combination. If you have never put cranberries and walnuts in your salad I strongly suggest trying it! It was off the hook delicious and crunchy and sweet!

I also really enjoyed the hot dog buns (much as I did the flatbread hamburger buns from last night!). So fun!

As for the PC brand soy dogs, I honestly couldn’t tell the difference between those and the more expensive St Ives ones. Always nice!

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Time for some more interesting blog talk!

Missed Part one? Part two? Part three?

Today’s installment is on:

Friends, family, and significant others: Their thoughts on your love for the blog world

 

Recently I was talking to Jen from Eating Bender about my recent installments on blogs and the pressure that readers or other bloggers feel to keep up. I asked Jen this question: What do you think the next installment should be on? And this is what she said:

It might be interesting to pose a question to bloggers/blog readers about how their family and friends who DON’T read blogs react to them spending time in the blog world.

Umm…heck yea!

I know for myself, when I first started reading food blogs I didn’t announce it to the world. I honestly thought that people would have a negative reaction about it or think it was weird. About a year later, I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own blog.

I was really nervous about what my family would think of it, but to my surprise the feedback has only been super positive.

I only recently got the nerve to post my website links on my Face book account. I just felt so weird that others would be able to read about what I was doing day in and day out. Slowly but surely though, I am getting used to it. I haven’t gotten any negative feedback from any family or friends which is really reassuring. I’m not sure why I thought I might, but I guess you never know what someone is going to think. I also have been contacted by many friends that I had lost touch with too! All and all I don’t regret opening up at all. Once I got over it I realized that all of us are going through many of the same struggles each day!

It just made me realize that if I follow my heart and my passions I can’t go wrong. I get emails everyday from people thanking me for opening up about all sorts of body image and eating disorder issues, and that alone keeps me going even when I feel scared or vulnerable.

Eric and I have had a few discussions about it and I have made it a point not to offend him, or my family, with my blogging.

For example, when we have family here the blog is off limits unless they are out or have gone to bed! Secondly, I try to not blog when Eric is around. In other words, time that we would normally spend together I try not to take away with blogging. This has made me super efficient with blogging. In the beginning, Eric admitted to me that he felt a bit jealous with the time I spent on my blog, so I really had to step back and figure out a way to make it all work. Windows Live Writer has also saved me tons of time.

So Jen and I are curious:

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?

I am super excited to read all of your amazing thoughts on this interesting topic!! :)

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1 Emily May 6, 2009

I too was hesitant to send my blog to family and friends, worried that it wasn’t “good enough”. After about a month of blogging I sent it to everyone and so far have only gotten positive feedback. I definitely spend more time on my computer though, now that I have taken up blogging! I need to work on efficient blogging!

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2 brandi May 6, 2009

great looking lunch, and great topic.

My family knows that I blog, and most of them read, but I still haven’t told a lot of my friends – and I don’t think my family knows how many other blogs I read :)

My family thinks it’s neat – they like to get recipes and meal ideas, etc, which is one of the main reasons I started mine! My family was always asking for that stuff, so this just made it easier.

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3 Jennifer May 6, 2009

We just started our blog and I have told one friend so far, before I started it I told my mom I was considering it and the only reason I haven’t told her yet is because I haven’t really had time to talk to her. Patrick didn’t want to tell his parents yet, but I am sure we will soon. I am more nervous to tell family than friends. Not sure why. So far I have gotten a positive response from my friend and mom when I told her my thoughts of getting one. I will probably keep it private to those I work with and stuff, just because I don’t think they will understand.

Love your Blog by the way.. :)

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4 Brittney May 6, 2009

I’ve been reading blogs for over a year now and at first I didn’t tell anyone because I thought people would think I was weird. Over the last few months I’ve been more open about sharing with others that I read blogs and I’m pretty sure no one thinks I’m weird haha. I even sent a few links to one of my friends and she liked them, though I’m not sure if she reads them since she leads a busy life. I’m still debating on whether or not I want to start my own blog, and I’ll admit that part of what’s holding me back is the thought that people will think I’m strange for taking pictures of my food and all that, which I know is silly. If I ever do start my own blog, I guess that’s just something I’ll have to get over :)

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5 Amelia May 6, 2009

My roommate knows that I read blogs because we write one together! My family also knows. They thought it was funny that I read about what strangers eat, but I think they are coming around. In fact, my little sister is now asking me food and fitness questions because she knows I read up on this stuff all day!

My coworker does not know. This actually makes it difficult to read or post at work. I’m sure after he saw a bunch of food pictures on my screen he’d start asking questions about what the heck I was reading. Basically I’d just rather not explain and get weird looks.

None of my other friends know about the blog and the link is not on my Facebook page. Right now it’s kind of just a personal thing and a way to be connected to the blogworld. Also, since I share it with my friend/roommate, we would need to both decide it was cool to go public with it because we have so many mutual friends.

By the way, Angela, I have really enjoyed these posts. It’s given me a fair amount to think about – especially the social comparison posts. My roommate and I actually had a huge long conversation yesterday based off your posts! Keep up the good work! :)

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6 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 6, 2009

My entire family and a ton of my coworkers know about my blog, and most are very impressed and read it daily.

Initially, my family thought it was weird that I was writing about my dinners. They are more used to food being a tangible thing, as with my sister the pastry chef. My food, to them, is very “virtual”. Now though, my mom reads every day and comments sometimes!
I’ve posted my links to facebook since the very beginning… it got the blog “out there” and now people look forward to my posts!

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7 Jodi May 6, 2009

Those buns look fun and they don’t look like they’ll fall apart.

Want a delish topping for your hot dog?… cut up tomato, cucumber and chives into very small pieces, mix in a small bowl and the juice from the tomato kind of binds it together – it’s so good!

Question, has anyone tried the M&M Meats veggie burger? I haven’t tired them yet, but apparently there’s 8 patties in a box and it’s soy based. I’d love to hear what others thought of them. Thanks! :)

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8 Kayzilla May 6, 2009

mmmm! I have a craving for soy dogs now. XP Curse yooouuu~!!

As far as blogging goes, I’m open to giving links to my favorite blogs. I share my favorite food blogs with my brothers and my friends without hesitation, my parents are a different story.

My blog is my little haven to say what I’d like. I want to open up about my Binge Eating Disorder eventually, and talk about the hardships of my relationship. These aren’t things I can share with my parents without getting into a huge blown-up fight about. My parents are the type to assume the worst of people, ‘cynics’ if you will, and if they see what I’ve gone through during my binge eating they’ll assume I have a different disorder, I’m overexercising, underating, or throwing it up. They do know I was battling binging, but my dad still believes I undereat (which I can show for that I’m not.. at all! I just eat small, frequent meals.)

And talking about my boyfriend will.. well.. not a good idea. I got this feeling that my dad would try to swim all the way to Korea just to kick my boyfriend’s rear for dating me. XD It’s a bummer being the youngest in the family, the only girl out of all the siblings, and the only teenager left. You’re watched like a freakin’ hawk and tend to become overprotected. I got to watch what I say and do because my parents blow up like -snaps- that over the little things because they love me and want to protect me.

So I keep my blog to myself, my friends, and any stranger that happens to stumble upon it. If my parents stumble upon it by accident, I guess I’ll deal with it then, but until I’m moved out, I don’t think I can handle then reading it. XD

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9 Kristin May 6, 2009

Wow, such a great topic. I used to think that blogs were silly because I thought a lot of times bloggers extremely over-exaggerated their lives. I do still think a lot of bloggers do this. But then I found health & running blogs and I had an entirely different experience reading these. They seemed more open and honest–different from those bloggers who just blog about their life (or some version of it).

I started my blog as mostly a journal to record my training progress for my first marathon. At first I didn’t tell anyone (even my live in boyfriend) and it wasn’t even set to be a publicly searched blog. Then I decided to open the blog up publicly and began telling my friends and the bf. So far I haven’t regretted it, and I love when people tell me I have inspired them to become healthier or to start running! I mean, that’s the real point of all this, right? To be an inspiration to not only yourself but to others?

My boyfriend does get mad when I spend too much time on the computer, so like you I try not to blog when we would normally be hanging out. I only publicize my blog through my Twitter account and have not posted it on facebook…and I don’t think I will because my co-workers are on there! Maybe one day, but they think I’m weird enough already because I run extremely long distances and make green smoothies in the blender here at work every morning!

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10 Jaime May 6, 2009

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?

FH, Mom, super close friends YES. Others, not really. Honestly, it just doesn’t come up…although I’m working on a bigger, more fabulous blog and I plan to tell the world. :)

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?

FH thinks I’m weird. Mom supports me. Some friends think it’s cool, others don’t seem to care. Generally it depends on whether they are health conscious or not.

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

I kept it private for LONG time…FH knew I think, but unless my friends stubbled upon it I never mentioned it. I felt like they would think I’m weird. Again though, I’ve been doing it for so long and feel it’s a real part of me so I’m spending way more time on ideas and plan to tell everyone!

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

I totally keep mine private from co-workers. I may let them know once I have my new one up and running, but we’ll see. They do know I like to read blogs, but only because it comes up during the course of planning meetings for the company.

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?

Nope. But I will when I feel it’s more “pro” looking/feeling.

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11 Lindsay May 6, 2009

I have been reading blogs for over 3 years…only recently have I found this type of food/fitness blog. I haven’t told anyone about my blog, not even my husband. I also don’t even use the real names of my dogs or my husband. I think my issue though is more privacy, because I talk about our money and openly post about everything we have I don’t want that to bleed into my real life. We will see, this whole discussion is making me rethink my scaredycat-ness about having my own blog!

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12 Sarah (lovINmytummy) May 6, 2009

Holy Mackers, I could write a book on this topic, but I’ll try to be brief:

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?

No. They know I have a blog, but I don’t think they know that I read a lot of them too!

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?

Before reading my blog, my parents thought the concept was strange, but now they love it and the creative outlet it gives me. My friends also enjoy it, though one person has made comments to my husband about “blog Sarah” and “real life Sarah,” which kind of hurt my feelings.

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

At first I was hesitant, because I tend to be more introverted/private in real life (i.e. not throwing out the TWSS jokes every other sentence). I thought I might offend my parents/friends and I didn’t want to censor myself on the blog at all.

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

I don’t have co-workers, but Chris has shared it with a few of his.

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?
Nope, I don’t Facebook!

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13 Susan May 6, 2009

Another great topic!! Actually one I’ve been thinking about a lot lately…

1. My whole family knows about my blog. Mostly because none of us live in the same city, so it’s a great way for them to see what I’m up to! Few of my friends know about my blog. Coming out of university, I don’t have many friends who have hobbies besides partying, so I just don’t think they’d get it!

2) My family all thought it was a weird idea at first, but now they always tell me how neat it is!

4) At this point, I DO keep my blog private from my co-workers. It’s kind of tricky because I work as a reporter where I’m on TV and radio a lot. The topics I cover in my job are not the topics I cover on my blog (part of the reason why I started it!) I have to be careful that I don’t say things that will hurt the objectivity I have to uphold in my job (like saying what political party I support or something…) Someday I hope to combine the two roles and be some sort of health reporter :)

5) No, I have my professional blog linked off my Facebook. I use it more as a tool to attract potential employers.

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14 Emily May 6, 2009

although i’ve been a blog reader for quite a while, i only VERY recently decided to try out blogging. it’s sort of an exercise for me right now. i would love to do some “real” world-type writing, and i thought this would be a good step in that direction. i haven’t really shared it yet, because i am only about a week in, and i am still feeling the whole process out! i have to say, it’s been interesting to read others’ responses to this topic.
enjoy wednesday!

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15 Yuck. May 6, 2009

Your ketchup looks absolutely disgusting

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16 Fitzalan May 6, 2009

1) My family doesn’t know how much blog reading I do and that is just because they wouldn’t understand why I would want to know so many daily details about “strangers”.

2) My family does not really understand the whole blogging scene. I think they just understand that I use it as an outlet, but they don’t understand why reading about someone’s workout or dinner would mean anything to me.

3) My family all knows about my blog just because if 1 person in my family knows about something, then they all do…so I figured why hide it. My husband does know this and I think he appreciates the outlet I get from blogging/reading similar blogs.

Some of my friends know about the blog, some don’t. Just depends.

4) It is definitely a secret. I just don’t want my coworkers to know that much about me!

5) I did and then I removed it. I just decided I didn’t need superficial friends to know about my eating disorder past….or some higher up co-workers.

Happiness Awaits

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17 bobbi May 6, 2009

) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?
Yep, I tell everyone, I consider it a hobby and a part time job!

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?
Everyone always wants to see it and is super curiouse!

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

They all know I am already nutz! LOL

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

All my coworkers, friends and family know about it, I dont know if the read it!

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?
Yep, and twitter!

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18 Leah @ Simply Fabulous Now May 6, 2009

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?

Yup! I’ve shown them quite a few of the ones I visit and I think they secretly do too haha!

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?

Completely positive!

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

You bet… considering one of my best friends writes OH SHE GLOWS! :) I haven’t told all of my fam & friends but I’m open to it. At first I was a bit nervous but now it’s all out there.

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

I don’t tell my coworkers only because I tend to want to keep work life/home life separate but eventually I probably will!

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?

Nope.. not yet. I’d like to but as others have said I have some coworkers on there.. maybe once I screen some people!

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19 Allison May 6, 2009

I haven’t shared my blog with friends or family yet. For one, I think the people close to me who know about my history of eating issues might think I’ve simply reverted back to old ways in some form which is so far from reality. I have a better relationship with food than I’ve had in over 2 years! The other thing is that I’m still working out the “kinks” with my blog in terms of what I want it to be. I do plan to eventually share it with friends and family and maybe put the link on Facebook.

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20 Briana May 6, 2009

Well, my family finds my love of blogs a little odd. Actually, I think they find my love of food strange too. They do support me though, and are never mean. Sometimes my dad will pick on me a little and ask why I’m taking pictures of my food.

My family knows I have a blog, but they don’t have the address. I feel like this is an outlet to express to people things I don’t necessarily want those around me to hear. None of my friends know about my blog, I think they would find it weird and just prefer to keep it private for the time being.

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21 Bec May 6, 2009

i love the presidents choice brands, they are cheaper and healthier options most of the time! A few of my friends know about it due to my mix of real life friends and blog friends on twitter but coincidentally they were freinds with their own blogs. They were just upset that I read theirs and didn’t tell them about mine, I was just worried bc mine is a food blog vs their personal (and hilarious blogs) and they’d think mine was silly but they loved it and say its inspired them too cook more and try to live healthier lives!

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22 Michelle May 6, 2009

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?
They know I have it, but they don’t check it.

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?
They thought it was interesting. I got really started sharing things when I went home to the USA from Australia in November. I started posting all of the food pictures because my Australian co-workers kept asking me about American food/lifestyle. So my family thought it was cool then. They don’t have any idea about how big it is now.

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?
I tell them about it. It me. I have nothing to hide.

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers?
I share with my co-workers. In fact one of my co-workers and I have a blog together :)
Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?
Yes all the time.

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23 Jenn (eating bender) May 6, 2009

I love this, Angela! Thank you so much for including me on your post :) I have really enjoyed reading all of the responses so far and completely agree with what you said about how when family/friends/boyfriends are around, posting should be off limits unless they are busy doing other things! Life is to short. I am going to keep this page open and keep referring back – thanks again, lovely lady!

Also, love those hot dog buns! They remind me of Arnold thins!

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24 Dee May 6, 2009

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?

Yes. It comes up in conversation a lot for some reason. :)

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?

Usually interested. I refer to the blog world in many conversations with like minded friends and family, that are on a similar journey to my own. Usually my statements start with “I so agree! I was reading in the blog world that….” You get the picture.

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

Totally, everyone knows! I want the world to follow me. Mwa hahaa! WAIT! Was that my inside voice??

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

Mmmm, private from my bosses. I don’t want them knowing when I’m blogging instead of working, LOL.

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?

Yes. Yes, I have. Passive aggressiveness at it’s finest, sometimes.

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25 Hangry Pants May 6, 2009

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?
My family knows, and most of my friends now. After almost a year, I am much more open and tell just about everyone. I am glad Mark does it with me because he “knows” everyone and it’s something else we can share. I am kind of bad about blogging when I should be doing other things though.

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?
Some people think it’s strange, some people think it’s cool. Many are interested and some people think I have an eating disorder because I take pictures of my food.

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?
Yes, they allll know, read, comment, harass me to put things on it, etc.

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers?
As a teacher, I think it’s something I need to be careful about, but if I felt like I had a friend at work, I would tell him/her.

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?
I have in the past, but don’t all the time.

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26 Hangry Pants May 6, 2009

Also, those hot dog buns are fabulous!

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27 weight and meditate May 6, 2009

I’ve mentioned my interest in food blogs to my boyfriend and mom, but I doubt they know how much time I spend reading them! No one I know knows about my blog:) I guess because I’m trying to lose weight and talk about my mental struggles with emotional eating, I’m more private about it. Although my close family knows it’s an issue for me, I still don’t really want them reading about it at this point. I certainly don’t share the link on Facebook!

I think your ideas for keeping your blogging from interfering with life are great!

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28 Elizabeth May 6, 2009

Cool flatbread buns!

There are only two people in my personal life that know abotu m blog.. my husband and my best friend. I think both read it as well. I just get embarassed about people knowing and the idea of judging me. I dont know why I am so paranoid.. I should just tell everyone (and that would allow me to take pictures everywhere). I dont really want people to know how much I really struggle with weight and my emotions that go along with it. So i keep it to myself and share it only with like-minded people..the blogging community!

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29 Christina May 6, 2009

Wow those flat bread buns are great! I am obsessed with the Arnold sandwich thin, which are basically those as a burger bun.

My boyfriend is really the only one that knows the extent of my blog reading and about my blog. Basically that’s only because A. he helps me with the blog design and technical stuff and B. I’m always with him so I have to do it in front of him or I’d never have any time to!

My parents know I have one but they don’t ask many questions. I don’t think they understand what blogs are! I think they secretly think my obsession with food is kind of weird but they’re always asking me to cook for them so they must like it a little too!

I’ll talk about the blogs I read with my friends but only a few of them know about my blog. I just started it though so I’m sure I’ll tell others when it gets going some more!

I don’t have my blog posted on facebook.

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30 Amy May 6, 2009

Those hot dog buns look so tasty! Yum.

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not? My husband, 1 friend. It’s its own little world in food blog land and it seems like outsiders don’t always get it.

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was? Hubby thinks it’s fine, he enjoys spending time on the computer and reading sports blogs so I think he understands.

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why? My husband and our mutual friend convinced me to start one in December after reading them for so long. Others if it comes up, but I don’t bring it up. The first 2 were like, cool, maybe you’ll get free stuff. The other people: what do you have to blog about? Who reads it?

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs? Yes. I’ve sent links to a couple of people if something I’ve been reading about comes up, but they’ve never sent anything back in response, like, wow! what an awesome link.

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook? I did, just on the link on the info page, not as a Facebook blog (where people can sign up as fans and follow it through facebook).

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31 ari May 6, 2009

i love this question. whenever i tell my friends that i’m reading blogs, they all tell me i’m weird. when i tell them about a new food combination that i tried out because i saw it on a blog and it looked good, they tell me it’s weird. reading these blogs sort of helped me realize that the friends i thought i had are pretty shitty friends who don’t support me. but that’s okay because i always have these blogs!:)

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32 Lara (Thinspired) May 7, 2009

These are such good questions! It’s fun seeing what other people write and thinking about my answers, too.

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?

My parents, brothers and sisters know about my blog but I don’t think they realize there is a whole food/health blog community.

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?

With my blog, my sisters thought it was a little weird at first since it was basically just a food diary. I think they they thought it was very compulsive. My mom loves it. I’m pretty sure if my aunts and uncles found out at this point it would be, “why didn’t you tell us?!” and then they would go through the archives and start criticising!

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

Besides my immediate family, my close friends do know about it but none of them have a hufe interest in nutrition or health so they are only casual readers. My extended fam (aunts and uncles) are really critical and judgmental of my life in general so I haven’t told them. Not only would they judge the blog’s existence, but they would also be analyzing what I eat and what I do all day!

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

No, I have always kept personal things personal. People do look at my oddly when I photograph my food though!

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?

No, I think it’s the next big step, but I still have some privacy issues!

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33 Lauren May 7, 2009

I totally understand. My family thinks going on blogs is really weird, but I know it helps me, so that’s all that matters! Thanks for bringing up this topic!

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34 Lee May 8, 2009

Interesting that you mention this, as I posted something a few days ago about how I accidently showed my blog address to a bunch of people on twitter.

1) Have you told any family or friends about your love of blogs? Why or why not?

My boyfriend knows. He’s also the only person that really reads mine that I know in real life.

2) What kind of response did you get and why do you think that was?

He seems to like what I have to say although I think that he thinks I probably spend too much time reading others.

3) If you have a blog, did you tell your family/friends about it or do you prefer to keep it private? Why?

I have only told my boyfriend and a cousin, who also has a blog. I’m very hesistant to tell my friends and family because 1, i worry that i might have written about them to some extent and well, i guess that’s really why. Somethings that I hide about myself in real life are discussed more in depth on my blog and I guess I’m not yet comfortably having my entire family know all of my business. Although in a way, I want to to increase my readership.

4) Do you keep your blog private from your co-workers? Or would you share with co-workers your love for health blogs?

Definitely private. I don’t blog from work because I dont want the IT person to even have any trail of it.

5) Have you posted your blog link on Facebook?

No. I accidently posted it on twitter and freaked out. Well, i didn’t accidently post it but I added a bunch of real life friends and forgot that it was there.

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