Monday, March 11, 2013

Back to Basics Relationships with Other Bloggers

Last week, I read a post by AP that really resonated with me. She discussed why she wasn't accepting paid advertising from other bloggers anymore. 
When I started blogging in 2009, a blogger advertising on other blogs was unheard of.  I've partnered with BlogHer basically since I started blogging and love it...that's more on the business side though.  But other bloggers paying to advertise with blogs?  Didn't happen.  Instead, you found a blog you loved and advertised it because you loved it.
So I've been thinking - I really want to get back to that.  I want to get back to finding a blog I love, wanting to advertise it, and doing it.  I'm not saying it's a bad thing to take money from other bloggers to advertise on your blog - if that's what you want to do, go for it!  I just don't think it's my style anymore.
So here's the deal - I will no longer be accepting paid advertising from other bloggers on Lamberts Lately.  If I've already discussed a paid advertising spot with you, or if you currently have blogger advertising going, I will honor it.  But, I will be accepting no new blogger advertising.
I will still be accepting business advertising.  I love finding new business partnerships and bringing them to you guys!  I have a strict rule that I only bring you businesses that I love and I think you will love too.  I frequently turn down business partnerships because I just don't think it's the right fit for my blog.  I hope you love some of the offers I bring you as much as I do!
Have no fear - if you still want space on my blog, there is a way!  I will be offering 10 button swap spots on my sidebar.  This is totally free - I think it will be a fun way to find new blogs and build new relationships.  Go here if you're interested in doing a button swap - all the details are there!  I will fill these spots on a first-come, first-served basis...please only purchase 1 month at a time. :)
Am I shooting myself in the foot with this post?  Maybe.  But sometimes, you just know what is right for you - this is right for me and for my blog.  I can't wait to get back to basics with other bloggers.