All I Really Need To Know, I Learned From A Food Blogger


If you live with or have a Blogger in the family, you have probably learned a lot about blogging. Probably a lot more than you ever wanted to know. My mom told me some of the things she has learned about blogging since I started Oh She Glows 1 year ago. I wrote this list up last night and boy did we have a barrel of laughs while doing so.

IMG_1946 1. A Speed Reading course is a good idea because you will be reading…a lot.

2. Your camera must be attached to your hip at all times. This may be extra difficult if you have a SLR camera, 2 lenses, a tripod, and an external flash. You must know it’s location at all times. Oh and you better have the batteries charged too!

3. Like your camera and all it’s parts, carry a notepad and pen at all times. You need to be able to jot down your ideas whenever they strike.

4. Be prepared to eat a lot of tepid or cold meals. Eating is no longer the main objective of the meal, but getting a good shot for the blog is.

5. If you are a guest at said meal, be prepared to try to act normal when the Food Blogger is clicking away. Try not to show your annoyance.

IMG_7872 6. If you should be near a Food Blogger, you always must be camera ready. You never know when your big moment is going to arrive. Food Bloggers like to surprise you at 6am in the morning in your robe. Before you know it, your picture is on the blog for the world to see.

7. If you are a picky eater, you probably shouldn’t be friends with a Food Blogger. You will be expected to try the good, bad, and the ugly and act like you enjoyed all of it.

8. Don’t pay attention to the glares and stares when eating out with a Food Blogger. Others probably don’t understand the appeal of photographing a dinner roll.

9. Beware of using a Food Blogger’s white plate or dish. They may ask for it at any time, and you better make it turn up clean and sparkling.

IMG_0571 10. Do you think preparing Thanksgiving dinner is stressful? Try preparing it, knowing that a Food Blogger is coming to your dinner table, and critiquing the food for thousands to see.

11. Don’t be surprised when you receive blank stares from your friends when you try to explain to them that your daughter is a Food Blogger….and a vegan. They often will look at you and say, ‘Who is Blog, a new boyfriend?’

12. You don’t want to be around a Food Blogger when a recipe fails and they are on a time crunch. Quickly leave the scene, mumbling about a dentist appointment. All will be well when you return.

13. Familiarize yourself with acronyms like LOL, DH, IMO, LMAO, TTYL, BTW…FML (still not sure what that one is), but try not use them when emailing your friends. They will email you back asking you if your computer sent them a virus.

14. You need to stay up to date in the Food Blogosphere. You must not only know the names of the relevant Food Blogs, but you must be able to match the Food Blogs with the respective Bloggers.

15. You catch yourself adopting the behaviours of a food blogger. You have a strange urge to photograph your own meals when you are away from the Food Blogger and think about how proud they would be of your masterpiece.


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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 15, 2009

Ohmigosh, OSGMOM has it down! These are so true…lol. I’m sure my entire family can relate.


Ameena December 15, 2009

This is such a funny post! So true too!


Jocelyn December 15, 2009

hahahha this is too good. I must show this to my boyfriend :D:D Thanks for the laughs!


Christy December 15, 2009

This is hilarious! And soo true :D Hehehehe


Leanne December 15, 2009

She hit it on the head… So funny! I wonder what my mom would say if I asked her to come up with a list. haha


emily December 15, 2009

This. Is. Awesome.


Andrea@WellnessNotes December 15, 2009

Awesome list! And I think a lot of food bloggers’ families & friends would agree! ;)


caitlin December 15, 2009

haha my mom send me pictures of her breakfasts ALL THE TIME! seriously.


Christie @ Honoring Health December 15, 2009

I love this post.

This morning, I actually said, out loud to myself, “at some point, you just gotta eat”. I could not get a good shot of my breakfast for the life of me!


Sarah Jayne December 15, 2009

Hahahahaha. This is SOOOOO so spot on. Like, I kind of want to print it off and pass it out to my friends & family, so that they know I am not the only one out there??? LOVE IT!


Estela @ Weekly Bite December 15, 2009

Love this post!

Your mom is so cute!


Erin @ Living and Loving In L.A. December 15, 2009

That is so funny!!! I love it.
By the way, I linked back to you on my blog post this morning! I hope you’ll check it out!


Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 15, 2009

Love it!

Food blogging has definitely started some interesting conversations with people like servers, relatives and friends. haha. I can’t help it if I photo everything I eat!


Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 15, 2009

HAHAHAH – LOVE IT! This made my morning ;)


Tiffanie December 15, 2009

I am CRACKING up over this! My kids are always asking me why I’m taking a picture of everything I eat! They don’t quite understand it! LOL The dinner roll liner had me chuckling out loud!!


Kristi W. December 15, 2009

Haha, so true!
Hey, did I miss the “Whittle My Middle” photos? I am eager to see your progress. It seems like a great abs routine.


Leah @ L4L December 15, 2009

hahaa… this is perfection. My mom sends me pics and recipes all the time now of her cooking adventures!

PS – FML = F*%$ My Life


skinnyrunner December 15, 2009

haha, you are so right on this one. hilarious!


Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty December 15, 2009

aaaaaaaahahaha… this is awesome. I might have to send it to my mom!! :)


alison December 15, 2009

“who is blog, a new boyfriend?” hahaha so true


Whitney @ Lettuce Love December 15, 2009

So funny and so true!


Janna (Just Flourishing) December 15, 2009

HAHAHA. Awesome.

I need to send this to my boyfriend, he would appreciate “be prepared to try to act normal when the Food Blogger is clicking away. Try not to show your annoyance.”


Shelly December 15, 2009

#11 reminds me of my mom. I told her that I was going over to my friend’s house to watch a show that TIVO has recorded for us. Mom said “How is Tivo doing these days?” I said “TIVO is a device used to record Television shows so that you can watch them later. As far as I know it is functioning properly. My friend’s boyfriend is also doing well.” I cracked up!


Nicci@NiftyEats December 15, 2009

When I first started blogging and I lived at home, my Mother would ask me to snap a shot of her plate. lol She was intrigued by my blogging and photography.


Karin December 15, 2009

Fabulous post!


Vanessa (Last Night's Leftovers) December 15, 2009

Bwahaha…too funny!


Liz December 15, 2009

haha awesome, you’re mom is awesome!


Anne Marie @ New Weigh of Life December 15, 2009

What a hilarious but true post!


Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) December 15, 2009

I cannot even continue reading without commenting on that post of your mom in her robe. HILAR!


Linzi (destination26.2) December 15, 2009

Omigawsh I love it!! And sooo true (and i’m not even a food blogger!) But the more I blog the more food shows up in there and I have had to deal with the cold food, and weird looks while I am taking 15 pictures of one plate of food for the perfect blog pic. OMG!


Kristie Lynn December 15, 2009

So are you going to clue her in to FML? ;) Love these!


Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) December 15, 2009

Best part about this whole post, (besides mom in robe with arms crossed in front of face)… “FML(still not sure what that one means.)”

Crack me right on up.


Nicole December 15, 2009

Cute top Ang! And a very funny read as well.


Tracy December 15, 2009

hahaha this post is now one of my favorites!!


Cynthia (It All Changes) December 15, 2009

This is so funny!


Cindy December 15, 2009

Thank you OSH MOM
My husband could have matched your sentiments verbatim!

I think #8 is my favorite!

. Don’t pay attention to the glares and stares when eating out with a Food Blogger. Others probably don’t understand the appeal of photographing a dinner roll.

I didn’t set out to be foodie blogger…but I certainly finished my year of blogging as one!



Cindy December 15, 2009

I mean OSG MOM…not OSH.

type-o’s are another blogger challenge. that and typing with cold hands!


Jewel December 15, 2009

HaHa So true! I was LOLing through the entire post! Good thing I am alone.

OSGMOM is such a great sport too!


jenna December 15, 2009

haha, great post :)

i also had to say i got my glo bars in the mail yesterday and had to crack open the box immediately! sooooo delicious! i cant wait to try them all!!


Kristine December 15, 2009

FML = F my life! HAHAHHA


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