11 reasons why I’m a terrible food blogger

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?

Let’s begin!

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

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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.

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?

 

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 🙂

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13 Comments

  1. September 8, 2018 / 6:47 am

    I love this!!
    So true to the heart & highlights how bloggers don’t like the ‘perfect insta’ life 🤷🏼‍♀️
    My particular fave was cutting the perfect yolk – I blame the eggs 😂

    • Michelle
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:45 pm

      Thank you so much, Aimee! Blaming it on the eggs seems genius 😂 I might have to start copying you on that

  2. Lauren
    September 4, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    I love this!! Yeah surely being a good blogger is about appreciating good food, doesn’t mean you have to know how to cook it?! Also I’m totally with you on Matcha, something that literally looks like a swamp is not something that I’m craving 😂

    • Michelle
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      I hope appreciating good food is enough because I surely don’t know how to cook it! 😂

  3. September 4, 2018 / 11:19 am

    Failures discussed or not, this post has left me feeling hungry! Also “yolk porn” !!! 🤣

    • Michelle
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:47 pm

      My job here is done, then! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. September 3, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    This made me giggle 🙂 thank you. I I’ve been blogging for about four years and I’ve never done a review about food or a restaurant 😉 flowers are alot easier to photograph. My husband is a really good cook and can eat for Britain when we are out – but I’d get a big no about instagraming his dinner. Just write about topics you’re bothered about 🙂 love Bec

    • Michelle
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:39 pm

      I’m happy to read you enjoyed this post, Bec!
      I try to photograph my boyfriend’s food as quickly as possible or else I’d have a very hangry companion x

  5. September 2, 2018 / 3:11 pm

    Omg this, so much. The food part of my blog is definately more eating out than cooking because, seriously, if I could burn water I would!

    I’ve definitely been guilty of having popcorn for dinner before. Gotta be salted though!

    Francesca x

    • Michelle
      Author
      September 9, 2018 / 4:36 pm

      I’m so glad to learn I’m not the only one, Francesca!
      Here’s to enjoying the eating bit (and not so much the cooking one)

      xx

  6. Christine Vickers
    August 27, 2018 / 11:24 am

    I’m a dreadful food blogger because I don’t blog. I enjoyed reading this, though. A gold star for sharing your imperfections. It goes a short way towards negating a the toxic shit that’s found online.

    • Michelle
      Author
      September 2, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      Thanks, Christine! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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