The Handsome - Ryan from You are my Fave:

February 17, 2011

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Friends, meet Ryan Blodgett. He is married to the fabulous Melanie from You are my Fave. I thought it'd be fun to start a new column featuring our men, "the handsome" - what do you think? ;)

Our guys are behind the scenes of our blog, supporting us - they listen to our blog drama, they put up with taking tons of pictures for our blogs, and we love them. So to start off our new series, I'm excited to feature Ryan! Thanks for being our first guy on here Ryan. Please leave some comments to show Ryan some love. and some serious thanks + props to Melanie for coming up with the awesome new column name!
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What are your thoughts about blogs + blogging? I have seen from Melanie's experience that blogging creates wider associations with people she wouldn't otherwise know and that is very positive, I think. I am amazed at how open some people are on their blogs. I don't blog and I generally don't follow blogs (except youaremyfave.com and unhappyhipsters.com) so I am kind of speaking as an outsider.

How many hours a day does your wife spend blogging? Melanie spends almost the entire day on the computer. Beyond her own blog, I know she collaborates on several blog-related projects that keep her busy and she works from home. But I don't know what portion is blogging and what portion is shopping/reading celebrity gossip.

What do you do during this time? I am a student right now so I usually have to study. I also work. If I am not studying or working, then I am memorizing sports stats and scores and watching college basketball or professional tennis.

Any silly/crazy/funny stories or experiences related to blogging you'd like to share with the readers: We live in Denver and Mondo, a recent contestant of Project Runway who made it to the finale at Fashion Week, was throwing PR viewing parties at a bar downtown. Melanie would organize groups to go to these viewing parties. I went to the finale with her and it was crazy. The bar had stopped letting people in because it was at full capacity. You couldn't move anywhere. Melanie wanted to make it to the front so that she could take pictures for the blog. I didn't see anyway that we could make it up there without infuriating everyone. Still she shoved her way up to front and I followed, apologizing to all of the angry people left in her wake.

How do you feel being blogged about? Regretfully, Melanie's blog isn't so much about me as it is about cardigans and parties.

What is one thing that annoys you most about having a blogger wife? I would say that I am generally not annoyed by having a blogger wife. Sometimes she talks about the blogging world while assuming that I know what she is talking about.

67 hello's:

  1. Such a cute series! My husband would totally relate to everything he said. The pushing the people for a picture? Yep, that's us!

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  2. I agree - what a cute series! Also, they make a darling couple!

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  3. FUN FUN FUN series...will be looking forward to each one.

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  4. Danni, I love the idea behind this series, and it's only made better with the title "The Handsome." It's so funny peeking into Melanie's world through her husband's eyes!

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  5. Hehe, great series, Danni! ;) Definitely love the name! I agree with Brandi - it's a new and interesting perspective into Melanie's world! Thanks so much for sharing, Ryan! :)

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  6. yay ryan! i've had the glorious opportunity of cooking homemade pizza for and attending rockies baseball games with this guy [+ melanie] and now i feel much cooler just for knowing him. great spotlight :)

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  7. How fabulous! Love this new column, and how thoughtful of you to have come up with the idea!! I would totally love it if you could do one about my guy... :)
    Cheers for thinking about the men behind the scenes!!

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  8. Hahah.. fantastic interview! Definitely nice to see from another point of view. Love this new series and the title!

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  9. Danni! This is a brilliant idea! It's really fun to get to know the other half of these bloggers that we admire. Can't wait to see Nick featured on this!

    My husband started a column on my blog called "The Gentleman's touch," but he's yet to write a second post! I like this because you have more control over it and I'm sure the husbands feel cool being included (or at least recognized?).

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  10. i love the illustration and the picture below! wow!

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  11. what a wonderful perspective to have! i love this little interview. i think my boyfriend would have a few of the same responses :) so cute. xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

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  12. this is a genius idea, danni. i too was thinking about our hubbies and almost wrote a post called "a valentine to husbands of bloggers" but never got around to it! thanks for showing us their other half and starting with the darling melanie!

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  13. What a great idea Danni! It'll be nice to read about guys who can relate to my Anthony lol

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  14. haha this is just great! my love is like him as well, sometimes he doesn't want to hear anymore about the blog and than he asks me what's going on if i don't talk about blogs and etsy.

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  15. THAT was really funny. It's not about me as much as it is about cardigans and parties. Ohhh, a man's perspective. Ha ha ha!

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  16. I love this! I would be nowhere without the support of my dear husband.

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  17. I am so in love with this new column! My boyfriend is always encouraging (he actually designed my blog!) but sometimes gets tired of my incessant talk of blogs, though he would never admit it. He would agree with some of Ryan's responses for sure.
    Looking forward to future features of the men behind the women of our favorite blogs!

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  18. love it! This is such a wonderful new series - I know my husband can certainly relate to everything Ryan mentioned. Our guys put up with so much blogging talk, it's nice to put the spotlight on them a bit:) Thanks guys!

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  19. This is such a fun idea, Danni! I love the name Melanie chose for the series too. :)

    I've had the pleasure of meeting Ryan and I can attest that he is very supportive of Melanie and all of her blogging endeavors. He's also really smart and a great listener, which are qualities every person's significant other (blogger or not) should have, yes?

    Looking forward to reading more!

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  20. Sweet! My boyfriend is quietly tolerant of the constant photography and even remembers to read my posts now and then... he points out he's in no position to have an opinion about blogging, giving how much time he spends online gaming.

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  21. awww this is a great new addition to your site Danni! can't wait to read more!

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  22. haha, i love this!

    my boyfriend is secretly really into style + design blogging, and loves helping out on mine.

    such a cute idea!

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  23. What a fun new feature! I think it will be awesome to see these blogs from the "other side of the fence" per se. Plus, I love you are my fave, so you picked a great place to start :)

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  24. "The Handsome" is the cutest name for this little feature! And it's good to honor the men that help us out. :)

    Tieka at Selective Potential does something once a month called "Guy Behind the Camera." Same sort of deal for fashion bloggers--gives other girls the chance to feature their men and thank them for taking outfit pictures every day!


    S

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  25. I love this new series. I also love that so many of our husbands "put up with" our blogging world habbits. How great are they? :)

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  26. Ok ryan...you love blogging women and you love college basketball..too bad we are both happily married. I would only hope that you are following and rooting for #6 San Diego State because they are going to blow your socks off next month!! Go Aztecs! (and nice to meet you)

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  27. Such a fun new feature! I'm sure most blogger husbands are the same; they just nod and say, "Sure honey," and have no clue what we're talking about!!

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  28. This is such a great idea! I can't wait to read more. :)

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  29. Hahaha I love this! It makes me wonder what my husband would say! ;)

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  30. This is pretty darn cute, Ryan. I love your commentary on things - her blog really is all about cardigans and parties and I love it! Thanks for supporting her - I totally love her blog!

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  31. oh, that was cute! I love how he said that blog isnt much about him as it is cardigans and parties, that was too funny.

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  32. Haha, this is so cute! I love Ryan's answer for how do you feel about being blogged about, thats probably the best answer!

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  33. first off, i LOVE this new series - this is SO fun!! and i love you are my fave so this is cool to meet her ryan!!

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  34. This is such a great idea! I don't think the men in our lives get enough attention. I would love to see an interview with your hubbie too! :)

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  35. what a great idea for a new series!

    "...about cardigans and parties..." - hilariously cute!

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  36. hwhwhw omg what a FUN new series!! i love it!!! i think marv would have a lot of similar answers!! ;)

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  37. I love this idea. I'm sad I didn't think of it first. ;) I can't wait to read what the rest of the men behind the women have to say :)

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  38. Ah, Ryan you're so perfect. WE love you!

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  39. This is so great, Danni! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. what a great perspective!
    Inessa
    www.diaperstylememoirs.blogspot.com

    p.s. stop by for an awesome giveaway you are surely going to love

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  41. Oh my god Ryan is sooo sweet and funny. I LOVE the idea of this new series - it should definately be a big hit.

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  42. LOL so sweet! Love the drawing of them too!

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  43. This is a great idea. Good work and good job Ryan!

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  44. Aw super sweet post! I love the title and I think it'll be a great little series. Ryan you sound like a great supportive husband to your wife!

    Katie
    Running On Happiness

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  45. I have the PERFECT boy for you to feature (if I can convince him). Love the segment!

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  46. Thanks for sharing, Ryan!

    I love this post! My guy does all my behind-the-scenes work on my blog as well. Without him there would be no blog!

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  47. Haha, this is so hilarious.. My manthing would be in complete agreement, he is so good about my blogging obsession :)
    x

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  48. Melanie and Ryan are THE BEST! A perfect way to start your new series.

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  49. Great series name and idea guys! Love it!

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  50. I love this series, and shared your post on my pg!!! I know from experience that the behind-the-scenes-boy is a key piece of a gal's blog. Every day, my BF provides support; inspiration and motivation.

    http://whimwhimsy.blogspot.com/

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  51. This is TOO cute, what a great idea!!

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  52. This is such a wonderfully smart idea! I love getting to know the bloggers whom I read, and the guys in their life offer a different persepective. Yay!

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  53. adorable! Love this idea. Can't wait for the next spotlight!


    http://outbackgang.blogspot.com/

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  54. Great new column!!! :)

    Question for anyone who knows...
    who did the artwork in the lovely illustration!?! I LOVE IT!!! xo

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  55. Great new column!!! :)

    Question for anyone who knows...
    who did the artwork in the lovely illustration!?! I LOVE IT!!! xo

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  56. Ha! Love this new series, Danni :) Helpful to know for my own future ;)

    Ryan, you seem pretty cool. Thanks for being supportive of your wife's dreams and passions!

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  57. Hahaha, I love the line "as it is about cardigans and parties". Yay Ryan!

    Great new feature! Love!

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  58. How totally crazy. I just realized I went to college and church with Ryan and Melanie. Funny how you can read someone blog for a long time and not realize you once knew them.

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  59. This series is awesome! Congratulations! Can't wait to read about all the HANDSOMEs out there :)

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  60. aw! keep doing this!! i love : )

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Friends, Thank you so much for reading + supporting my blog, and for taking the time to leave me a comment. Your comment support truly means so much to me. Have a lovely day! xo, danni