I have to admit that lately my inbox has been filled with many awards, personal emails of why you follow me or something that you thought I'd enjoy and I can't explain in words the way it makes me feel. My purpose in blogging started out for family who didn't live close by to be able to keep up with us and I moved the family blog and kept this one as a way to meet and develop new friendships and that's exactly what has happened. I could take the blog down a different path and try to make money or get stuff for free but that's now what I want. I have other endeavors I'm trying to make money at. This blog, it's about me and you.
Did you know that I don't even charge for my advertising slots? Nope, if it's a blog or a company I truly believe in and think my readers will benefit from then I put it up there. So that's why there's only 2 up there. I may add more down the road or change how I handle it but for now I have it set up like this.
Did you know that when I do the giveaways that I do which are few and far between that it comes out of my own pocket? I think of things I think my readers, my friends, might enjoy and go buy it to offer up. No one pays me, it's my way of repaying you.
Sure I sometimes "envy" those big blogs that have thousands of followers or make money but when I get an email or a comment or a picture of something you've done because you were inspired by something I wrote then I'm instantly reminded that I'm here for you, I'm here to make friends, I'm here to inspire and be inspired and that envy is melted away.