"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Selling Out To "The Man"

One of the things I've been struggling with as a blogger is how many reviews or giveaways are too many. As I've grown my blog and my brand and built this little community here, I've gotten more offers and more PR plugs. Some of them are total bullshit and the only reason I respond is to screw with the little PR minds responsible for them.But, I'm also getting a lot of offers that are potentially beneficial to me and even to y'all (when I get to do a giveaway). And this is where my bloggy angst is coming from. I didn't get into blogging to get free stuff for myself and others. I got into blogging to save my sanity when we were immersed in our infertility struggle. But, when I really look at it, I can acknowledge that I've become a pretty good writer and, if I accept these review opportunities and giveaways, I feel like my blogging time isn't so selfish and just about me. I feel like I'm actually contributing something to my family. Sooooooo, I'm going to ask something of y'all. If you ever feel like I'm focusing too much on the reviews and giveaways, please say something. I don't want to alienate any of my readers friends but I also don't want to miss out on getting cool shit for my family or sharing some of that cool shit with you. I'm going to rely on y'all to help me stay on an even keel.

7 comments:

Alana said...

My 2 cents---you DO stay even keel! And readers/friends can choose whether or not they want to participate in your giveaways...it's NOT forced upon us, so no worries. :)

Stacie said...

The fact that you are even worried about it in the first place tells me that you are going to be okay. :-)

Good for you for finding a way to marry doing something you love for a benefit other than personal satisfaction! Jealous here!

Stacie said...

And thank you for your very sweet words on my blog. Much love to you!

Cstelle said...

Thanx for popping in!!!

Cattiz J said...

You seem to have a great thing going on here. I'm not in to this give-aways at all but think there needs to be a balance so you don't loose the actual purpose of the blog. Good luck growing your site.

mag said...

I'd be interested in reading about your giveaways and reviews - just as long as it wasn't days in a row of just that, you know? And I agree that the fact you are concerned about it likely means you are going to know that balance of when enough is enough :)

Quiet Dreams said...

I think you're fine. I usually don't take part in the giveaways but they don't bother me at all.