When you blog about bacon for over 6 years you meet a lot great bacon lovers along the way. The latest person I met is Aaron Tucker. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Who the hell is that guy, and why should I care about him”? Well I hope by the end of this post you will know the reasons why.
First a little back story, Aaron worked at a large computer company (the brand of computer that you have at work) for 10 years. He started at the bottom and worked his way to the top.
…most of my job promotions were due to outsourcing, and somehow they needed me around, so I always got pushed to something more fun. The sad part is that creating some web tools actually saved so much time and money that they could fire lots of people, and several times it was because of something I’d created, so they always handed out great bonuses when they could dump fifty temp employees thanks to a little program here and there.
Rumor has it that even Chuck Norris was afraid of Aaron’s coding skills. At that time he felt that he needed to retire from the job destroying field and move on to something more fulfilling… Bacon.
If you are wondering where the bacon comes in, that’s the part I am get into now.
I spend an unimaginable amount of time digging for bacon on the internet. I always wanted everything wrapped in bacon since I got out of college in 1997. I knew I had a problem when my coworkers changed my cubicle’s magnetic name sticker to read BACON TUCKER instead of AARON TUCKER. People started calling me Bacon, and it took me nearly a week to realize the letters had been replaced on my tag.
Aaron’s work buddies would always leave him gifts of bacon at his desk. One day it would be a 5lbs slab of pork belly, then the next it would be a box of bacon band-aids.
Then, one day, someone brought me a pack of peppered Bacon Salt and the adventure started. I put it in everything and decided to write about it.
It was at that time Aaron started the blog IHeartBaconSalt. He was the first bacon lover to be an advocate for the product. He even got the attention for the creators of Bacon Salt. They now keep him supplied with plenty of product to help him spread the work of Bacon Salt.
As an example of how good of an advocate Aaron is, I will share with you a story he told me.
Yesterday I was visited by two young Jehovah’s Witnesses, I thought it would be a great opportunity to spread the word so I let them in. They wanted to talk about Jesus, but I was like, “Here, let me share with you the story of Bacon Salt. Two men from the northwest brought the world a Savior whose name is Bacon Salt. It contained a third of the salt of regular table salt and makes all foods fifty times more awesome, even fishes and breads.” They were very impressed, and we shared Baconaise on buttery Keebler club crackers and cheese. They totally forgot why they came, and they left with small zip-loc baggies of Peppered, Hickory, and Applewood Bacon Salt. I hope they didn’t get pulled over and searched for drugs…I’d hate to see them taken away for carrying an unknown substance with the intent to consume and possibly distribute amongst their brethren.
You can read more of Aaron’s adventures with bacon salt on his blog!
Aaron has a great story of why he started blogging about bacon and were it has taken him so far. I know there are more stories just like this in the bacon community. That is why I would like to do more Bacon Blogger Spotlights in the future.
If you would like to share your story then send me an email (Hint: Heather, Lisa, Scott, and Brooks I want emails from you!). We can learn a lot for each other.