One day my girlfriend (whose blog this is) told me that she wanted to start writing a blog. Being the kind, sensitive, wonderful boyfriend that I am…. I told her that it was a great idea. How naive I was. Little did I know what this would involve for me!
So here are the things that no one told us about being a blogger’s boyfriend so that hopefully no one else suffers this gruesome fate without at least fair warning!
Let’s try eating everything
I hope you have a big appetite, because if the blog is anything about food you’ll end up eating months worth of turnovers, cupcakes and biscuits that are baked in a frenzy for some food related post. But not one or two things. No no. More like 40 cupcakes. And who is expected to eat them all? That’s right, me. It’s a hard life isn’t it?
This is particularly challenging when I am trying to get into better physical shape. It’s one thing going to the gym, another one entirely to have the willpower to resist all the delicious smelling food just laying about. It is, however, very good for my everlasting bulking…
Open your mind
A really good thing about being a blogger’s boyfriend is definitely doing all these new found things. Obviously writing a blog requires doing stuff to write about and this means that we do lots of different stuff as a couple, such as going to a Vogue exhibition or going to a castle (or baking another 100 cookies…) This is genuinely one of the best things about it as otherwise I am convinced we would be 24/7 couch potatoes!
Since Aleksandra started her blog it has served as a really good motivating tool for not just herself but also me. It helps schedule everything around and gives the final impetus to make us go to some random thing like a dance class or a festival or other. So far, so good. Luckily there have been no cults that we have been inspired to join.
Open your wallet too
With this world of new places to see and experiences to experience comes the influence of other people’s blogs. Suddenly my girlfriend discovered the joys of yoga, the dubious benefits of slug skin cream (Oh God, save me) and uncountable new hairstyles to try, with mixed results. It is great to be so open to new things but this does come with a major drawback: price!
For some reason or other all of these things come with a price that is inversely proportional to the size of it. Call me a sceptic but my skin shall remain slug free for the foreseeable future!
Photos and me
What is a blog without photos? Well, what is a blog-post without photos? I guess we shall find out (as I have none done for this one yet). Shortly after she started the blog, Aleksandra purchased a decent camera and asked me if I would kindly do a little research into how to take photos and to take some for her… tomorrow, if that isn’t too early? I suppose it is not too much to ask?
Luckily enough photography is quite a lot of fun and I like to flatter myself that the photos on this blog are ok (I take 99% of them). This is absolutely an attempt at fishing for a compliment here. Thank you.
On the subject of photography: did you know that near to sunrise/sunset is called ‘the golden hour’ and is a really good time to take photos? Well I didn’t. It is now deeply ingrained in my brain after a series of 5am mornings when I was coaxed out of bed with the promise of this or that in exchange for taking photos at that ungodly hour.
I have now successfully jetlagged (photolagged?) myself into waking up at that time every day which does have the plus side of getting a ridiculous amount of stuff done in the early morning. And running by the canal at 5:30am seeing all of nature waking up is a really beautiful experience, other than the occasional person you pass who I always is the axe murderer I will one day no doubt meet at that time.
A new frontier
Today I discovered something new to being a blogger’s boyfriend. A whole new thing was asked of me. Today I wrote my first ever blog post. It was an interesting experience, hampered by multiple things: my inability to put in writing anything, the lack of photos to use and finally the fact I had no idea what to write about. But it has also been an experience. Admittedly one that I won’t repeat in a hurry, but an experience none-the-less.
You see, Aleksandra is ill today so is currently tucked up in bed in a large duvet and looking like death (though I won’t tell her that, unless she reads this…) and I volunteered to write this for her to let her relax a bit more. I hope it wasn’t too painful to read and if it was, well, no take backs.
I have read that knowing how to effectively end a post is very hard.
Check out all her social media stuff (Facebook, Instagram, Bloglovin’, Twitter and Pinterest) for more info on slug cream ™. I promise we don’t get a cut of all profits. You can follow me on Twitter too, but I only talk about Starcraft.
The next post is on Wednesday, hopefully not written by me.