I am a sucker. I see something advertised on TV and I want it. I see someone try a new flavor of yogurt/cereal/other and I want to try it too. Ben calls me a “marketer’s dream” every time I exclaim that I MUST HAVE xy or z. Don’t even get me started on seeing “New!” on a product at the store.
Most of the time the influence is good. This is mainly because I read healthy living blogs that show pictures of healthy food that’s good for me. If I spent more time on “This is why You’re Fat” I’d probably be in trouble.
But, I have wondered if these blogs ever do a disservice to my taste buds.
After reading 16 blogs in a row that show oatmeal for breakfast I want to eat oatmeal too! But wait – I don’t really like oats for breakfast. (I don’t hate em, but I’d rather have something else.)
This doesn’t really happen with anything else. Well oatmeal, and the rampant nut butter addiction that has plagued the blog world for years. That one I’m totally on board with though
I know I would eat exactly the same if I didn’t blog. This is just me. But I wonder if I don’t dream up new recipes of my own because there are so many good ones already out there. Does that make sense?
Winner of the Jillian 6 Week Six Pack: janae @hungryrunnergirl.com
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Question: Are you easily influenced by Blogs / TV / Your friends?