You think being a lifestyle blogger is always glamorous? Yes, it’s fun and gives you truly great opportunities. But there’s a lot that goes on behind the screen that you might not realize.
Behold….. 3 Confessions of a Blogger…
Confession of a Blogger #1: Fashion Faux Pas?
Before leaving for the day, I have to think about if I’ll be photographed for a story. Some days I have back to back meetings and events, so one outfit will have to due for both.
And sometimes, if I’m seeing the same group of people, I have to remember what I wore the previous time and try not to repeat it. For example, at the #LDNBloggersTea in February at the Royal Horsguards Hotel, I wore this KarenMillen.com dress…So, I had to be sure at the Ampersand Hotel Science Tea with the same girls, I wore something different…So, now that I have another #LDNBloggersTea scheduled for May 17th, there will be a total wardrobe crisis that morning. 😉
However, thanks to Kate Middleton making the recycled outfit chic, I can probably sweat less about wearing clothes a few times ‘on camera.’
Confessions of a Blogger #2- Money Shots
I can’t enjoy a meal like a normal person anymore. From the second I walk in to a food establishment, the flash bulbs start. Even worse, everyone with me suffers from my ‘blogging’ annoyances. It’s even come to the point where I have started looking into sous vide recipes to try and create meals at home, just so I can hopefully get a good photo at the end of it for the blog. This is the life of a blogger.
And, even though the Caprese Salad is colourful, my days are limited of ordering this personal fav too.We now choose menu options based on their ‘photogenic’ ranking. And we have to eat different items to showcase a restaurant’s options. In fact, there was great debate when we ordered our roasts at No 11 Pimlico Road. We both wanted the beef! You’ll have to read that post to see who ‘won.’
When the food hits the table, everything must be carefully staged and photographed. And sometimes, it means we’re eating cold food.
But who cares if it gets me the money shot, right? 😉
Confessions of a Blogger #3: Psuedo Pro
Since starting a blog, I’ve become much more critical of my pictures. The ‘touristy’ stuff has to go. For example, holding a handbag or coat is now a ‘No No.’ I’m not really happy that my blog’s Bio shot shows my handbag over my shoulder.
And, I wish that picture above from the Mr. Sunny in London Pub Crawl- ‘Avoiding Selfridges’ didn’t have my Reiss.com handbag and coat in the background. But as a lifestyle blogger, I just have to say, ‘Hey. That’s life!’
So, Sunny friends, any of you who blog suffer from these problems? What are your ‘confessions’?
DISCLAIMER: These confessions do not represent actual hardships in my life. The post is for entertainment value.