Food bloggers unite. We all experience struggles that annoy us, and make us wonder why we chose this as our career. I mean, we love the job and all, but some things just really tick us off. Or, there are some things we all struggle with and can’t seem to master. Here are my top five struggles, and I’d love to know yours!
Also, all my photos have been doing that lately, and it’s VERY annoying may I just say.
1.) Perfect Peanut Butter Drizzles
How people do peanut butter drizzles is something I will never understand. First off- HOW. Do you add something and melt it in the microwave? Do you add an oil with it and mix that together? TEACH ME YOUR WAYS. I think many food bloggers can relate to this struggle, especially when the nut butter comes in a plastic, not glass, jar. Gah- anyone else relate?
2.) Constant Judging of Your Zoodles
Have you ever tried to explain to someone what a spirilizer is? IT’S A COMPLICATED PROCESS. No one seems to understand how amazing the machine is, and don’t even get me started on what people say when they see your zoodles. Yes- it’s a vegetable. No, it’s not disgusting. Now GO AWAY.
3.) Keeping Avocado’s Green for Photos
We all want picture perfect avocados, so when we cut one open for the first time, we gotta make the sure the photo is perfect. We know in a matter of minutes, it will start browning, and turn into an ugly pile of yum. I usually have to turn mine into a homemade guac after the first day because it isn’t photo worthy, and I know I can’t be the only one 🙁
4.) Predicting How Long a Recipe Will Take, and Then Under Estamating
UGH. This is the worst, and I experience this mostly with pancakes. I like to think “okay, this will take thirty minutes, MAX, and fifteen minutes to shoot”. Nope. It always ends up being double what I predict, and I’m usually starving by the end of it. Also, back to the pancake thing- they take an hour to cook usually, and that’s not including the photo time. Another reason I don’t make them more often. Anyone else understand the struggle of being hungry and having to wait to eat the food?
5.) Cooking An Amazing Meal, Only to Have the Lighting Be Awful
UGHHHHHHHHHHH. Daylight savings is a food bloggers best friend. The fact that we can photograph our food past five is a lifesaver, and allows for so much less stress during the day. However, when it does get late early, you better bet we’re rushing during the day to get that perfect shot, as nothing annoys me more than having to reshoot a recipe even when it turns out perfectly.
There are plenty of struggles WE ALL HAVE. Leave yours down below!
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