I can’t take the credit for this brilliant post idea. All credit goes to Stephanie, from the food and drink blog ‘Hungry Harriet’. She did a post like this one in November last year (read it here) and posted a tweet not too long ago, which inspired me to list my own reasons for being a terrible food blogger.
I want to debunk the myth that, as bloggers, our life is always insta-worthy and filled with delicious food 24/7. After all, one must not believe everything we see on the internet, right?
I can’t do a proper ‘yolk porn’ video by myself
And if you don’t believe me, please check my Instagram stories! I’m sure you’ll find the ‘blogger fails’ highlight hilarious 😂at least I know I do!
All my videos are done with Gabs’ assistance, or else it’s just a mess. Believe me, I’ve tried.
Breaking them like a pro 🤤🍳 these “Huevos rotos” with truffle are one of my favourite dishes and I cannot wait to go back to #Madrid to have them again – 📌 If you want to know what’s in these or what else we had at @lavanduca, check the article I wrote about our experience ✈️🇪🇸 👆🏼 Link’s in bio (find it in ‘travel-eats’) – #MichelleLovesToEat #huevosrotos . . . . . . . . #yougottaeatthis #foodblogeats #spanishfood #nomnomnom #foodspotting #comidaespañola #tastespotting #foodvideo #madridfood #watchthis #foodforfoodies #foodgram #eatstagram #foodstagram #thefeedfeed #lovefood #foodiegasm #droolclub #thisiswhyimfat #foodshare #feedyoursoull #tryitordiet #thefoodieassociation #creativeentrepreneur #womenempoweringwomen #sharethelove #madridmola
I can’t cook to save my life
I mean I can, it’s just not going to taste that good. Specially if you have any kind of expectations just because I post pictures of my food on Instagram.
I can bake, though, so it’s not a complete disappointment, right?
But I can’t bake cookies, or at least not yet
I can do cupcakes (that’s my specialty, I’d like to say!), I can do cakes, cheesecake, key lime pie, brownies, and even apple crostata! I just can’t bake cookies.
I’ve burnt more than I’d like to admit, let’s just leave it there.
I despise eating with my hands
I seriously hate getting my hands dirty.
I’ve done it for the gram but, whenever I have the chance, I just get my lovely assistant (a.k.a. my boyfriend, who I don’t give him much of a choice) to hold those big and messy burgers for me.
Another one of those cases where I say to my lovely boyfriend: “could you please hold this #burger for me while I take a picture?” 😂 I’m so lucky to have someone that tolerates all this nonsense (even when he’s hungry!) – 📌 This beauty is one of @vrevmcr’s glorious #veganburgers and I can’t stress enough how amazing it was. Go read my latest post to find my thoughts on this vegan feast 🌱🌿 👆🏼Link’s in bio (http://bit.ly/VrevMCR) – #MichelleLovesToEat a good #veganburger
I love chicken nuggets, too!
And I guess that makes me a bad food blogger because Stephanie included that on her list, but girl,
I can’t resist having a sharing box all for myself.
I too have heard all those horror stories about nuggets, but I just don’t care okay? Nuggets rule. Besides, they’re just super convenient.
And talking about convenience…
I love a good box of mac and cheese
And many other ready-to-eat foods that are less than glamorous (but still very delicious!).
Don’t get me wrong, some restaurants make fantastic and cheesepull-worthy mac and cheese, but there’s something about being able to make this almost-radioactive looking dish at home that I can’t resist.
It’s not a one-without-the-other kind of situation. I enjoy both, okay?
G’s #cheesepull abilities are on point 👌🏼 What do you guys think? We had a really cheesy experience at @grubmcr 😍 if you know me well, then you already know how much I enjoyed this chorizo #macncheese. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye on @macdaddiesmcr to see their future inventions 🧀 what about you? Do you like to get creative with your #macandcheese or do you prefer a the good old classic? 📌 I have a new article talking about this #foodventure on my blog. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it 😊 👆🏼 Link’s in bio #MichelleLovesToEat mac n cheese 😍
I’ve had popcorn for dinner more than once
Did I mention I don’t like cooking?
Well, when Gabs is not eating at home and there’s nothing that I can prepare for myself in less than 5 minutes (smoked salmon and salad is my go-to), then popcorn it is!
I don’t even make the popcorn myself, I just have one of Tesco’s delicious bags and call it a night.
I’m not even ashamed.
I’m awful at cooking eggs
I know I’ve already mentioned that I can’t cook, but for many people that just involves complex dishes. To me that means pretty much anything.
My scrambled eggs are very dry. Sunny side up eggs end up looking more like a poorly scrambled mess, and don’t even talk to me about poaching them, because that’s just out of the equation.
Can’t do it. Won’t try.
I make decent oatmeal pancakes and G loves them so whenever it’s my turn to make breakfast, that’s my signature dish. Voilà!
I get very angry when I’m hungry
Which makes the whole process of snapping pictures before eating my food quite difficult sometimes (specially now that my boyfriend likes to do the same thing and takes even longer than me!).
I get you, Stephanie, sometimes I forgot to snap a dish too!
Sometimes all you want to do is eat it, okay? I’m sorry.
All that matcha obsession? I just can’t
I mean, I can have normal green tea. But all those matcha-flavoured dishes and desserts and beautifully green things that keep coming up on my feed? I just can’t think about having them.
I’m sure I wouldn’t hate them, but I just don’t get the obsession. I think matcha (just like many other Instagram trends) is highly overrated.
I hate eating by myself
Hence the popcorn situation.
I don’t know why, I just find myself feeling incredibly awkward, and I’m not just talking about eating out, I mean at home too!
I think that the best thing about having food is not just the food itself but the whole experience, specially when you enjoy the company, so if I’m doing it by myself I feel like there’s no point.
So please, if you ever see me eating alone, join me! I’d love to have some company 😉
So there it is.
Let me know if you can relate to any of these things. I’d love to know I’m not alone!
And if you decide to list your own reasons on why you’re the worst blogger, send me the link! I always love learning more about you 🙂