total sidenote: i'm going to the influence conference in Oct. and CAN. NOT. WAIT!
if you are going, leave your blog in the comments so i can get to know you before we hug in real life!
for me, blogging, was/is never about making money.
in the beginning, i started taking “sponsors” and did guest posts and giveaways for FREE. i loved doing that and made so many wonderful friends through that process. but then, like many of us, i got crazy busy with it all, overwhelmed, and started freaking out (how shall we say it)…..A LOT.
i used to take as many people as wanted to pop over into my sidebar. again, OVER.whelmed. (now, i only accept 8 per month)
you know why? because i’m a perfectionist (shocking, right?) and i couldn’t stand the thought of people trusting me with their advertising and me not being able to give my full attention and effort to them.
that’s why, this month, i didn’t take any sponsorships (thanks to everyone who wanted to sponsor, anyway), because i knew my life would be crazy and because i was taking a little break from the blog.
i would rather make $0 than not give my sponsors their money’s worth.
why am i telling you this?
simply because i wanted to announce that the fall rates are up and my sponsor/supporter mode is back up and running! i’m still super reasonably priced and really do support my sidebar friends in multiple ways.
some new things this fall are:
1. a group google chat/hangout (optional)–super low key and just a way to encourage each other and get to know each other on a more “real” note.
2. large ad sponsors will also get a mini-tid bit on the bottom of a post throughout the month, along with the “worth your read” group post and giveaway. this equals MORE exposure!
3. and as always, i love promoting my sponsors through social media and pinterest.
if you would like to be a part of our Hollie Rogue community and think you would be a good fit, send me an email at thehollierogue at gmail.com before Sept. 1. spots are filling up fast— i can’t wait to get to know you better!