Wouldn't it be great to get paid to eat around town and post food photos with reviews? Yes, yes it would! Please contact me if you would like to pay me to write or photograph anything related to food, cocktails, spirits, or wine. Being Dallas Foodie is not my job, but it is highly related to my real job, which is the Marketing Director & President of a Dallas Internet marketing company, DGdesign. While I may be uniquely qualified to help restaurants, bars, and wineries with their social media marketing, I don't give them special treatment as Dallas Foodie (see my Disclaimer).
"How are you able to dine out so often?"
I work for my own company as an Internet Marketing Director, so I can work from anywhere that has free Wi-Fi— like from really good restaurants and coffee shops! Also, I am single with no kids, so I suppose that frees up my dining options. I don't think I make more money than most Dallasites, I just choose to spend it on dining instead of on more common expenses, like TV service, groceries, or shopping. Plus, I get some food, drink, and events for free; see that question below.
"Do you ever cook at home?"
I really love to cook, and I've been told I make delicious food, but I absoltuely hate cooking for one. All of my groceries were going bad before I used them, so I completely stopped buying groceries and cooking at home in May 2012. Plus, I work from home, so dining out affords me to get out of the house and interact with other humans in the real world. Maybe when I find the right man I'll have a good reason to start cooking at home again. ;-)
"How do you not weigh 300 pounds?"
I don't eat everything in my photos! I may taste everything, but I can't eat it all. I also avoid carbs and sugars as much as possible, for example, I substitute french fries for green veggies whenever possible.
"Do you get free food?"
Sometimes I receive offers to eat, drink, and attend food events for free, and I always mention it in my post when I do (see Disclaimer).
"How can I get free food, too?"
In most cases, the offers and invitations come to me without my asking. When you frequently post good content and have a large audience of relevant followers, then publicists and marketers tend to approach you with offers. If you work in PR or marketing and would like to reach the most influential Dallas food bloggers, please contact me through my social media marketing company, DGdesign, and I can connect you with the right people.
"How can I contact you?"
I'm all over social media sites— try reaching out on Facebook or Twitter. If you need to contact me in private, you can email Dallas_Foodie @ DGdesign .biz (without the spaces).