Hi love bugs!
I had another post scheduled for today, but I'm going to wait until tomorrow to post it. For some reason, I woke up today thinking about sponsorships for this so-called blog. BUT before I even go there...I wanted your advice.
When I had my blog redone I asked Kelly Ann to add a sponsorship link to the side with the intentions of having sponsors for my blog. It seems that once you hit a certain amount of hits to your blog a day, or a certain amount of followers, it only seems like it's the thing to do, right? I mean, most of my favorite blogs HAVE sponsors. I get it. I understand the concept. I'm not against it whatsoever. I was ALL for it but then I started thinking a little TOO much about it. I'm my own worst enemy sometimes, I swear.
However...I sit here and I am just unsure about it. First of all, I've honestly never sponsored a blog. EVER. AND it's not because I don't want to, but it's because I just don't really have the extra money to advertise my blog button on a popular blog. Trust me, there are TONS I'd sponsor (if it were free lol) and I'm still NOT opposed to doing it. I think I might still do it, eventually, but I'm just not sure about the whole process. I feel like I need opinions and suggestions.
Here's my thing: I never ever would want to turn my blog into a space that was just cluttered with people's buttons. I'm all about the white space haha, but then again, I sit here and I am torn because I love you guys and I have received a couple of e-mails asking if they could sponsor my blog. Part of me wants to say, HECK YEAH!!! AND then the other part of me wants to say no because to be honest, I wouldn't even know where to begin. I mean, HELLO, I'd be taking YOUR money (not a lot, but still, YOUR hard-earned money) and that alone just makes me feel guilty. Don't get me wrong, money rocks my socks off and I need more of it but don't we all?
Here's my dilemma.
I love blogging. I love bloggers. I love people. I love the idea of helping promote your blog. Sponsorship is a good thing...I truly believe this. I've found a lot of my favorite blogs thanks to those buttons on the side of blogs. THIS is a great thing!
I despise sponsored posts.
There, I said it. NO offense y'all...but if I see a sponsored post full of blogger faces saying, "Come meet So and So" I never feel compelled to read it. EVER. They bug me and they just make me want to click the little "X" in the top right corner. I have NOTHING against people who do this, because trust me, all my good little blogger loves do it...and I am SURE people LOVE reading them and getting to know other bloggers. I SUPPORT IT and I GET IT. I just personally am not a fan of those posts.
SO. WHAT. SHOULD. I. DO.
Do I even begin to sponsor? Would you be interested in sponsoring? Have you ever had a good/bad sponsorship experience?
My first original thought would be to sponsor only 5 people a month. Just 5. Not charge a lot, just to feel it out. I wouldn't do a sponsored post. You would just simply get a button on the sidebar and that would be it.
Is this rude? Is this stupid? Should I just nix the whole sponsorship idea all together? I'm so torn.
I need your insight...PLEASE!? :)