Lessons of the Blogging World

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Good morning, all! While I’m off doing that whole unpacking thing, today we have a guest post from the lovely Sunnie of Modern Girl Nutrition.

Hi there! I’m Sunnie, a teen blogger with a huge passion for nutrition and healthy living, and moderngirlnutrition.com is my little corner of the blogging world. First off, let me give a huge thanks to Jess for letting me write on her blog. I love Keeping it Real Food and it’s such an honor to be writing a guest post! Although I have only been blogging for a few months now, I already can’t imagine life without a blog. I mean, how did I live so many Wednesdays without going to a WIAW party? And the horror when I think about the fact that just a few months ago, I was ignorant to the amazing concepts of green smoothies and overnight oats! Basically, I’ve learned so much from the healthy living blogging world that when I found out I would be writing a guest post, I knew that I definitely wanted to share some of those things!

1.)   Throwing away an empty nut butter jar is an action worthy of being called a sin. 

I remember that not so long ago, I used to toss empty glass nut butter jars in the trash all the time, unaware of their precious uses! They are essential to countless blog goodies including homemade almond butter, jams, oatmeal in a jar, and most importantly, overnight oats in a jar!

2.)   You can never have too many plates. Or bowls. Or glasses. 

I may or may have a growing collection of 40 plates. Not sets, just individual plates. My reasoning?  Having kitchenware diversity is essential to capturing amazing pictures.


3.)   In a restaurant, always take the seat closest to the window. 

This ensures the best natural light for your photographs. Also, don’t be embarrassed to snap food photos in a restaurant! This one took a while for me to get brave enough to do, but now it’s second nature. Most restaurants take it as a compliment!


4.)   Oats are essential to life. 

Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration. But only a tiny bit. After all, oats serve as the base for breakfasts loved by almost all food bloggers- oatmeal, granola, and overnight oats! Plus, they are full of healthy fiber and keep you full for hours.


5.)   Finally, playing with your food is absolutely allowed! 

Let’s face it: everyone has seen a sandwich before. But a sandwich with your blog initials? Much more interesting to look at! Boost the appearance of your meals by adding designs and most of all, garnishes! Once you start getting creative, your photos will only improve from there!

The thing of paramount importance that I have learned from the healthy living blog world has to be that eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to compromise! One of the best things about healthy food blogging is that there are innumerable blogs dedicated to finding healthy alternatives and recipes for the foods that our bodies might not love as much as we do! In just the short amount of time that I have been blogging, I’ve learned and grown so much in both my posts and the way I eat. If you’re one of those people contemplating starting a food blog, I highly recommend you create one and start sharing your ideas! Take it from personal experience, you’ll never look back!:)

3 thoughts on “Lessons of the Blogging World

    raechel @the rebel grrl kitchen said:
    June 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Oh my gosh, the sitting next to the window thing is such a brilliant idea! Totally solves my restaurant lighting problems. : ) Great guest post!

    (And happy moving, Jess! Hope it’s going well! Moving sucks, but I love that every move I do usually ends with (vegan) pizza, and I hope yours will too. 😉 AND, as luck would have it, it’s National Vegan Pizza Day! I know you’re not vegan, but maybe you could raise a slice to toast the cheeseless pies. ;))

    Jess responded:
    June 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks! Vegan or not, I do love vegan pizza. Two Boots in NYC does a really good veggie slice you can get with or without cheese. They might also have non-dairy cheese. Haha pizza sounds really good right now. This is the first move in a while I haven’t had it—there was falafel though. Hope you get to enjoy some lovely vegan pizza today 🙂

    gold price said:
    July 11, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I love the consistency of blending the oats. It has been a very long time since I have had overnight oats to begin with, but the blending with the frozen banana in the morning was seriously a lovely lovely addition.

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