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.