I began my blog (or blogging regularly) in May of 2010. I wasn't sure about what I was doing, but I knew that I really enjoyed it! I mostly blogged about Mac, our home, us, furniture projects, and recipes. Here and there, I would chat about life and heart stuff, but it wasn't my main niche.
In the fall of 2010, I began my Etsy shop (which was actually called a different name), and I truly enjoyed my new little adventure into mini-businesshood.
In 2011, after about a year of running the shop, I changed its name to reflect my blog and revamped it. I was also introduced to the world of adoption blogs and my heart opened wide towards supporting adopting families. I haven't had a family of the month every month, but each month I do, I love supporting them in a little way.
Now, in 2012, I'm still learning my groove. I am thankful for the readers who endure a lot of randomness! I really can't stick to one subject, and I am realizing that's okay! Sometimes, I write a lot of the house projects (be prepared for that soon!) and sometimes I write a lot about what's on my heart.
I guess I just feel like I want to share a wide perspective of my life :)
Recently, I've been thinking about starting a little sidebar sponsorship. I've advertised on a number of blogs and really felt like it was helpful way to introduce my blog to new people.
I realized that I'd like to be that middle friend who says, "Hello reader, have you met so and so?"
Yet, I want to give myself some boundaries because this is my space. I honestly don't want to do giveaways constantly (although, on occasion, I'd love a giveaway!) and I want to keep the number of ads to a select few. I want my blog to help you, but I don't want to lose me in it!
I would like some guinea pig sponsors. I will open up 5 slots of free advertising for August, but I'd love to hear feedback from you as a guinea pig sponsor :) I'd love to know if it is generating traffic for you, if you feel like I'm spreading the love, etc. Basically, I want to try it out and see if I like it and if you do too! If you are willing to give me some feedback, I'd love for you to join me for August :)
If you are interested in being a guinea pig sponsor, hop on over to the sponsor page and plug in this code for a free ad: GUINEAPIG :)
ps. even though these are guinea pig ads, I'll only accept blog/shops that I feel refect well on my blog and life perspectives!