My main reason for blogging began primarily as a result of my love for writing. I love to write, not because I think people really need to hear what I have to say, but just because I love writing. I don’t know why. I always have. As a young teen, I had over 50 pen pals that I kept up with regularly. (Back then writing to someone you had never met in person wasn’t crazy like it would probably be today!) I still love writing letters, but as a busy mom I seldom have time.
Most blogs these days have an ever – increasing amount of advertising. At first I didn’t think much of it, but the amount of pop – ups and obnoxious ads right in the middle of what I am trying to read become annoying. I’ve thought about this a lot in the past two years. It is quite tempting to join a number of affiliate programs that will give you a percent of the sales you generate just by linking to their website. But I really feel like always trying to get readers to go buy something is like a magazine full of advertisements without much helpful information. When I was a girl, we use to get the Country magazine. I loved looking through it and reading the articles. There was so much of real value in it. I so admired their no advertising policy, even as a young person. I want my blog to feel like reading the Country magazine – a place where you can go to get thoughts and helpful information without having to dig through a bunch of stuff you really didn’t want to see. Who has time for that? Honestly, I am not much of a blog reader myself primarily for that reason!
I want my readers to be able to know that whatever I post or promote or review is truly from my heart and not in the least bit influenced by any hope of financial gain on my part. I want you to feel like we’re chatting over a cup of coffee while sitting on my back porch whenever you stop by here. Having worked with many bloggers in the past to advertise my businesses, I have gotten to see a little more personality than you would just read on their public blog posts. That hasn’t always been a good thing. Many bloggers have become well know and are condescending to those they don’t feel are beneficial to them in some way. At the same time, I have been blessed to meet some genuine and sincere ladies who treat everyone with grace (Briana Thomas is an expert at this!). I like being able to write from my heart without worrying about what it will do for my pocketbook.
Having said that, I will still be reviewing items or recommending products that I truly feel are of value knowing about, just as I would if you and I went shopping together in person! If you have or know of a product that you think would be of interest to myself or my readers, please let me know! I will not be reviewing or writing about anything that I have not been fully satisfied with.
Maintaining a blog does cost money, not to mention a whole lot of time. Most of this website I have done myself. I have had the help of a few friends and quite a few You Tube videos at times. I will still promote Lilla Rose and my skirt shop when it is appropriate. This is the only way I will make money from my blog. I would so appreciate your support of these businesses when you shop. Even if you never shop through either of my businesses, you can help me out by sharing with your friends via social media or Pinterest if you read something that encourages you.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by! Please let me know if you have thoughts, suggestions or requests for this website.