The Life of Bon: Why Bloggers Have Babies

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Why Bloggers Have Babies

PSSSST.
Don't forget book discussion on The Glass Castle tomorrow.
I CANNOT WAIT. It's my favorite book we've read all year.












I finally figured out why so many bloggers have kids.  Because it's so much easier to blog with a kid!  And more fun!  And feels less narcissistic!  And a tad more normal (just a tad!)!

I really love it when a company asks me to try out a product.  It makes me feel like a super legit professional. Or something.  The only downside is I never know how to talk about a product without sounding and looking like a complete idiot.  I have certainly not mastered the art of having my picture taken by myself.  I generally just stand there like a freak show doing some strange pose that does not even border on cute.  That's why every time I test out a product for this bloggy blog I am have filled with anxiety because I'm no photographer, I'm no advertiser, and I'm certainly no model.

You see, I was supposed to let you all know about Wendy's new flatbread sandwiches.  Have you tried them yet?  There are two kinds- Honey Mustard and Asiago Ranch.  They are inexpensive for fast food and actually taste good.  I was sold!

Now the question.  How do I take pictures of myself eating a sandwich and film a video of the sandwich without it being 100% awkward?

Enter baby.

My friend, Amy, suggested I use her baby to do the video (The video is on instagram: @thelifeofbon).  Genius!  Then Amy offered to take some pictures of me and baby Bonnie going to town on the sandwich (Yes the baby's name is Bonnie!  Yes, both Bonnies love to eat!)  I'm not really used to having willing picture takers around- Greg has told me he's going to start charging for his photography services- so I took advantage.  And guess what?  It was so easy!  And fun!  None of the stress and anxiety I normally have over trying to look normal while promoting a product.  Babies for the win!

Here's the scoop on the sandwiches. I tried the Honey Mustard Chicken, costing in the $3-4 range, and I totally loved it.  The chicken was moist and tender which really surprised me because I'm used to gross, dry chicken whenever I eat fast food.  The bread was perfect- I would recommend the sandwich to anyone.  I'm excited to go back and try the Asiago Ranch- rumor on the street is that that one has bacon!

And from now until September 28 you can win $6,000 by creating a six second video of you and your flatbread sandwich.  SIX THOUSAND BIG ONES!  Post it on Instagram or Vine with the hashtags #6secondsflat and #thelifeofbon6 to enter your video.  Easy peasy!  Click here for more details.


This post is sponsored by Wendy's

16 comments:

  1. Yeah, baby Bon definitely helps with the pictures. She's adorable.

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  2. that's funny because when I was asked to do that wendy's thing I first worried about making a video because what would I do and then realized I'd think of something to make Addilyn do instead. So we're only two months in and I'm already using her when I lack a good idea :)

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  3. I'm so excited for your glass castle review!! That book is life changing. Read her other books too. Half-Broke Horses and The Silver Star. You won't be disappointed!!

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  4. Yes, I totally feel awkward when taking photos. I am trying to get better at having more outfit posts and feeling more comfortable, but I always feel silly, and strike the most awkward poses as a result. This makes me feel jealous of people with kids--or pets! Pets can fulfill the same function! Alas, I have neither...

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  5. It was so good to meet you tonight and their sandwiches actually do look good! :)

    Jessica
    www.ncgrownblog.com

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  6. hmm idk..im a blogger and am soo glad I dont have kids. I have plenty to blog about without them that I can hardly keep up. Soo Im def not jumping to have a baby anytime soon. Cute pix tho

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  7. so awesome that the baby is named Bonnie too! love the photos!

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  8. When Vine first came out, I told my husband, "We don't have kids or pets, so I don't think I'll be able to use this very much!" Sometimes I feel that way about the blog too. Someone I know needs to have a baby so I can have cute fast food pictures too!

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  9. You are right about why bloggers have babies HOWEVER then you get the readers who complain that you talk to much about being pregnant, then talk too much about said baby. So really no one wins, right? (and that is a cute baby in your pics)

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  10. I ALMOST got one of those flatbread sandwiches the other day, and yours looks delicious!!!

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  11. aww, the pictures are adorable, he sandwich looks great as well!

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  12. Omg omg omg Glass Castle is my favorite book of all time!!! How is her writing so magical? Every single bit of it flows so beautifully I can't get over it. I cried I laughed I wondered how someone could write such a great life story....

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  13. Why is it that females are more likely to share their food with their child over a male...................

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  14. Looks like I'll have to try that sandwich....

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  15. Dropping in by way of Tay's blog-- loving this post. Sharing food with babies is the best and your friend must really like you to allow you to eat food like that with her child-- I'd almost be scared to see how you two wild women devouring a pizza!

    ugottahavehart.blogspot.com

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