I’ve been blessed with a lot of opportunities lately, and that has allowed me to bring you lots of reviews, giveaways, and sponsored content. But too much of that starts to leave me feeling a bit disconnected from my blog and from you, my readers. Now don’t get me wrong, I love bringing you new products and great prizes. In fact, I’ve had a couple of emails recently from some of you who’ve won prizes here that have really made me smile.
(Pro tip: A quick thank you note or even a picture of you or your little one enjoying something you won can really make your friendly neighbourhood blogger’s day!)
As this little blog grows and I find myself being offered more opportunities, it’s tempting to take them all. After all, it’s only human to feel flattered that somebody wants to work with little ole me! But it’s also important to me that this blog have more to offer than just sponsored content. I’ve turned down a few opportunities lately because they didn’t fit me or my blog. I hemmed and hawed about it, because it would have been so nice to have a little extra cash to help cover the bills, but in the end it just wouldn’t have felt right.
I want This West Coast Mommy to continue to reflect who I am, and I guess I just wanted to reassure you that in between the reviews and giveaways, I’ll continue to write about me, my family, and our life, even if it doesn’t bring in the traffic the way the other stuff does. I hope you find it worthwhile too.
I know I initially discovered a lot of the blogs that I follow through a review or a giveaway, but what brings me back is the real person behind the blog. What brings you back? Do you follow blogs just for the giveaways? If you want more than that, what else do you look for in the blogs that you follow?