Today’s post is brought to you by my lovely boyfriend James. James has been with me before and throughout my blog “journey” (how stupid does that sound?), and he came up with the idea of guest posting on what it’s like to date someone with a blog. Enjoy.
What the hell is a blog? Pre-Rachel, the only time I would hear or see the word “blog” was when I was on MetsBlog.com, reading about my beloved New York Mets. I didn’t even bother to try and consider what the word “blog” meant. All I knew was that MetsBlog.com was a website I visited, where these guys would give their opinions and insight on hot news stories circling the Mets. MetsBlog. That’s a fun, quirky name.
It honestly wasn’t until Rachel began talking about how she really wanted to start a blog, that I started asking questions and learning a lot more. I remember before Life Unsweetened came to fruition, how much thought Rachel put into every aspect of what it would take to start, and maintain, a successful blog. She wanted to do it, and she wanted to do it the right way. It has always taken a tremendous amount of hard work, and I give her all the credit in the world.
Now let us talk about ME. I’d like to consider myself a supportive boyfriend, and I hope that is the way Rachel thinks of me as well. But can I talk about a few things that makes the life of a blog boyfriend a little bit more difficult?
“Jamesy, can you take pictures of me for my blog, pleaseeeee?” “Oh Rachie, of course I would be glad to take pictures for you. I think you’re the most beautiful girl in the world and it would be my pleasure.” This is my response when I think we need to step outside for 45 seconds, snap a few pics, and call it a day. But is this the way it usually plays out? Of course not. There usually ends up being multiple outfits, I get scolded for not taking pictures the right way (didn’t know it was possible to hold a camera, click a button, and do it wrong), and the photo-shoots usually happen right as the Jets are kicking off. Just my luck.
“Sorry I wasn’t listening, I was writing a post for tomorrow!” Whether I am talking about plans for the weekend, or waiting for her to watch last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, all those questions come second to her finishing up a thought on a post. While I understand she must tell me to wait, it doesn’t mean I still can’t complain about it.
“Your girlfriend has a blog! Tell me about it!” As I explained earlier, my knowledge of blogs comes only from what Rachel tells me. When other people hear that Rachel has a blog, they want to know all about it, and I can only tell them so much. This mostly happens with my extended family, which is quite large. I do my best but it’s always an adventure, where I end up confusing them even more.
“James, what did you think of my “Best Holiday Looks for 2013” post?” Babe listen, I check your blog every day. You’re a terrific writer and you put together fantastic posts day in and day out. I know not all of it is strictly beauty and fashion, but much of it is. I’m sorry to say that my input on these topics are simply worthless. I should not be asked. I cannot help you. Please forgive me.
I hope some of you can understand where I’m coming from. Of course, this is all in good fun. I appreciate and recognize the crap out of what Rachel does and the effort she puts into this blog. She sincerely cares about her work and I respect her to death for it. That is why I am now a dual blog reader. MetsBlog and Life Unsweetened.