7. Eating is the fun bit – there’s a lot of behind the scenes work that needs doing.
“Most of my spare time is spent doing blog admin (planning, emailing, social media, travelling etc.), not to mention going to restaurants, photographing meals and writing posts.” – Lauren Archer, Scran on the Tyne
13. Posing for phoney action shots isn’t really much fun.
“You see photos of me scattering ingredients from great heights mid-laugh, but I’m not really laughing. It’s so awkward, but it adds life to stills.” – Michael Bell, Mikey and the Kitchen
16. A whole night eating means spending the next day on the toilet.
“Sometimes, restaurants want me to try a variety of things, bombarding my stomach with spicy, savoury, sweet and acidic dishes all at once. I’ve suffered for my restaurant indulgences the day after.” – Eshé Brown, Foodie Eshé
17. Creative licence can be stretched.
“I have stolen recipes, but I’ve never published a stolen recipe without crediting or tweaking it as necessary. A recipe only exists if it’s being passed on.” – Michael Bell, Mikey and the Kitchen
18. Blogging is for love, not money.
“Any money I make goes back into the blog for things like props, camera equipment, ingredients, designs and overpriced raw smoothies to photograph for Instagram.” – Charlotte Clarke, The London Blog