You may be creative in the kitchen and you may have mad skills in food photography. Your mother probably taught you to share at a young age too, so this is what you do, you share your recipes, tips, tricks and things that your readers may not even know or care about. All that being said, I think you are wonderful, extremely talented and admit that I too was once you.
I was a food blogger, self trained pastry chef and Bakery Manager less than a year ago, the exact definition of a foodie. I lived off of baked items and dining out. If there was a new restaurant in the city, I was there to check it out. My days off were spent in my kitchen with a 500 page french pastry book, whipping up Eclairs and Mille-Feuille one day and making Chocolate Gerbet Macarons the next. I got into making custom cakes, cupcakes and marshmallows as well. I was comfortable with the motto “Never trust a skinny chef.”
I fell so in love with food and the idea of owning my own bakery, that I quit my job with a large corporation to work for a successful bakery in my area. It was not just any bakery, it was Cupcakes by Heather and Lori, you may have heard of them in regards to their hit reality TV show The Cupcake Girls. The job was fun and I learned a ton about the industry, but along with retail comes long hours and it was taking a toll on my social/personal life, so I decided to move on.
I came to the realization that I needed to get over my addiction to food as I was not blessed with the “Eat like a horse and not gain pound” gene . It was affecting everything in my life, most importantly my health. I decided to get back into the office and add some regularity to my life again.
I am now extremely happy with my life, regular work hours and dedication to making 2013 my year. So if I don’t follow your food blog please don’t be upset. Will power and I have had a rocky relationship in the past and having an affair with temptation at this time is not going to make it better.