My decision to start blogging was mostly due to my kids pushing me into it, and when I say pushing I mean they had a bulldozer to my back and weren't taking no for an answer. They seemed to both agree that I was going to be absolutely fabulous and this would be a huge hit. I, on the other hand, did not share their certainty. I was shocked when I began getting hits on the blog. I kind of figured it would be family and friends and I would get the obligatory "Oh yes, it is a great blog honey we really enjoy it" or, in the case of my older relatives, "What the heck is a blog?". But then again I have never been a big risk taker. I have a huge fear of failure that will leave me not just running, but breaking the sound barrier to go the other way. I have been terrified to make mistakes and look like I don't know what I am doing. Then it struck me, of course I don't know what I am doing, I have never done this before! But with the encouragement of my family and friends I am learning that I don't have to be perfect, I just need to be me. My daughter even bought a shirt that says "My Mom's kind of a big deal on the internet"! Now I wouldn't go that far, but bless her heart for loving and believing in her Mom.
One of the great perks of being a food blogger, at least in my mind, is doing product reviews. You get to try all sorts of new things and write about them. I will call my family over if possible so we can all try it and then I have more opinions to work with. My kids have even begun to call me and ask me if we get to sample anything that week. This week the were very excited to hear what I was working with. The girls love balsamic and my son and Kevin love meatloaf, so the fact that they were both being put together made them all very happy and anxious. Did I say anxious? Let's change that to annoying. "Mom when are you making the meatloaves?" "I thought we were having the meatloaf tonight" "You did say you were making meatloaf right?" YES...sheesh. I do have a schedule I work with here people. But don't tell them that. It seems Burger King and I are supposed to have the same motto "We do it your way". Wait, I think Burger King has even dropped that. I need to renegotiate this whole thing!