I had a blog reader recently tell me (nicely) she was sick of my sponsored posts. I totally respect that. I thought today I would explain a bit about how the process works and how I choose which sponsored posts to participate in. In a perfect world, I would do 3-4 sponsored posts spread out across the month…this would help offset the cost of the blog, as well as bring in a bit of money. It would also, hopefully, not be overwhelming. The thing is, I get about one out of every ten or twelve sponsored posts I apply for…and because of those odds, have no idea how the dates will fall on the calendar. I might apply for two posts weeks apart from each other, from different companies, and have them due to go live a day apart. I can’t predict this. And if I have ten applications out there, I don’t know if I will get five of them, or none of them.
I will tell you this, I only apply for posts with a) products I already use or b) products I am actually interested in using. I am very selective about what I post about on this blog. I sometimes laugh about the offers I get…this one for instance:
[Our company] wants you to recycle your period pad into something fun, funny and creative while inspiring women everywhere ditch their period pads for [our product] instead.
I’m just going to assume that no one reading this is interested in my menstrual cycle or how I “recycle my period pads”!
So there you have it. I hope that explains the process a bit to you. I also want to add…I often blog about products I love, such as my
We have already been to the library several times this summer. I love that my kids just can’t get enough of books! And I’ve gotten over the awkwardness of whipping out my camera here. I love capturing these moments.
Mordecai starts camp today! It is day camp (not overnight). I am excited for him and all the fun he will have. Avi has begun summer school and Hezekiah a month-long math and science camp…that means a whole lot of driving for me, but also a ton of fun for the kids. The rest of us are enjoying the heat and spontaneous trips to the lake.
And piles and piles of books.
Keziah came for a visit yesterday. I am frequently asked for updates on my adult children, but try to respect their privacy. I will say, quickly, we are beyond proud of Keziah, Ezra and Boaz. All three have received high school diplomas now! This opens many doors to them. All three are living and working independently. Keziah has big career goals that I hope she is able to fulfill. She only lives about 45 minutes away from us. The boys live several hours away in a different part of the state.
BEN! and Adalia continue to do well. Both are working full-time and remodeling their house in their “spare” time. Their dog, Rascal, is doing well expect when he chews up their clothing.