For the record, I don’t write sponsored blog posts.
Sponsored blog posts are paid posts written by a blogger. A company will pay a blogger to write about a product. Additionally, a company will write a blog post and pay the blogger to publish it on their blog. The blogger has to state that it’s a sponsored post. Personally, I don’t like sponsored posts and I don’t read blogs that publish sponsored posts. A sponsored post is nothing more than a paid advertisement.
I have been offered to write several sponsored posts and I declined each one.
I do write about products that I buy or that are given to me. If they’re given to me I always include that fact in my blog post. I’ll say that the product was sent to me for review or that I partnered with the company and they sent me a product. It’s all on the up and up.
Sometimes I’ll write about a product because I love it and I bought it. For instance, Dansko clogs or LL Bean Boat Tote Bags; I have bought several pair of Dansko clogs through the years and countless tote bags. In fact, too many to count. So I’ll write about it, include a link to the product. I’m getting nothing monetary out of it. I’m just blogging to blog, like a hobby.
I receive some products that I don’t approve of for whatever reason, and therefore, I simply won’t write about the product. I’m under no obligation to write about a product because it was sent to me for review.
And Google AdSense pays very little each month. The ads that you see on my blog are Google AdSense. Some of you have ad blockers and don’t see them at all. On average, my monthly Google AdSense money will cover a purchased cup of coffee every day of the month. However, I rarely buy coffee out. I actually use the Google AdSense earnings for tolls on the turnpike. It covers some of it, not all of it. Very few people make money at blogging. You practically need celebrity status to make money at blogging.
So for anyone out there assuming otherwise, these are the facts concerning my blog.
I will simply trash any nasty comments. If you don’t like what I write, and feathers are ruffled because of a couple of stories concerning real estate agents, don’t read my blog.
Life isn’t a bowl of cherries. Sometimes I feel like writing whatever I feel like writing. It’s my blog and I’ll do what I want with it.