A few weeks ago, I wanted to purchase advertising on another blogger’s website. She sent me her rates, and we conversed back and fourth a few times. I’ve been mulling over it for a while and it made me realize that I do deserve more. I have two toddlers that come first, so my husband has been the one that is neglected. This past week, I’ve been putting my computer down at night and watching movies with him. It’s been wonderful just relaxing and not letting my blog to-do list stress me out.
I have continued to accept post information and giveaways from company after company, PR rep after PR rep and then let them make me feel like I have to publish the post the same day they provide that information. I constantly let people walk all over me and I’m done. I’m burnt out and don’t have time.
If you want me to post a review then send me something to review. If you want me to host a giveaway, then you can pay for the links to your site and all the work I do to host the giveaway. If you can’t pay for the giveaway, you can send me the same item, and I’d be happy to use it as a review or donate it to the charity of my choice. I have the stats to back up my desire to be paid.
I will finish out what I have already signed up to do, but I’m not accepting anything else for free. I will also publish reviews on my schedule, I can not guarantee that I will write about it within two weeks of receiving the product. I can not guarantee that I will write a positive review. I will write my honest opinion, good or bad when I have time to write it.
I will no longer be an enabler for PR, or companies to take advantage of bloggers. I’m taking my blog back.