Whenever I’m feeling a mad case of writer’s block and have convinced myself there’s nothing left in this world for me to possibly write about, I inevitably end up thinking, “I should have started a cooking blog.”
If you’ve ever moseyed over to the Blog Crushes page on this site, then you already know that when it comes to blogs, I tend to play favorites, and my favorite favorites are those revolving around all things food. The fact that there are people who get to combine writing with their love of feeding people is totally mind-boggling to a food-/word-loving gal like myself. Often times, whenever I read a new blog post from one of them, I get this crazy notion that I could totally turn my kitchen into an office and churn out drool-worthy blog posts several times a week.
But then reality strikes, and I remember that these badass women didn’t become food blogger celebs overnight. They worked their asses off, quit their day jobs, mastered Photoshop and the intricate workings of their DSLR cameras and learned how to run a business. They’re the kind of people who when they have a disastrous kitchen fail, don’t give up. They dust the flour off themselves and start over, creating an even more amazing dish.
I’ll never be a food blogger celebrity for a few reasons: 1) I’d rather follow a recipe than create/adapt my own; 2) I don’t know what half the settings on my Nikon D40 do; and 3) Although the idea of having one set topic to write about seems appealing at times (i.e. during a mad case of writer’s block), I know that my blog is the one place in my life where I don’t want to limit myself.
Since I can’t be a badass food blogger, I’ve decided to be a badass food Instagrammer. (That’s a word, right?) As someone who loves cooking and taking pictures of what I cook, sharing my kitchen concoctions on Instagram was a no-brainer. When I realized that the majority of the photos I was posting were food-related though, I knew I needed a way to keep track of them. Enter #bmocooks. It acts as a record of what’s coming out of my kitchen and it keeps my friends salivating and wondering when I’ll invite them over for dinner. (I tell myself that if I keep feeding my friends awesome food, they’ll never want to leave me.)
My college friends have been calling me B.Mo since our first year. When my freshman roommate got her housing assignment a few months before school started, her brother looked at the paper, saw my name and said, “Hmm, Brittany Moseley. B.Mo.” It didn’t take long for my roomie and I too become best friends and for the new nickname to stick.
If you’d like to see what dishes I’m churning out, follow me on Instagram @brittany_nm and check out #bmocooks.
If you’re looking for some more kitchen inspiration, might I recommend these cookbooks from some of my favorite food bloggers?
- 100 Simple And Comforting Recipes by Joy Wilson
- Homemade Decadence also by Joy Wilson
- SprinklesBakes: Dessert Recipes To Inspire Your Inner Artist by Heather Baird
- Date Night In by Ashley Rodriguez
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes From An Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond