I have been blogging since May 2009.
Recently, my friend, Mrs. Monologues, wrote a post about blogging then and now.
She wrote, "...sometimes I miss the old days of blogging...
1. Where blog designs didn't cost as much as a mortgage payment
2. Where community mattered
3. Where blogger cliques were unheard of
4. Where sponsors didn't exist unless you were a super blogger
5. Where to host a giveaway you had to buy the gifts
6. Where twitter was a place to chat not just to promote
7. Where blogging wasn't a competition"
As I read through this list, I thought, me too!
I know I have a gorgeous blog design. Some of you may not know that I won this blog design in a giveaway. I want my readers to know, I'm keeping it old school!
There are blogger cliques? Am I in one?
I'm not going to lie. I've considered trying to get sponsors for my blog. I worked like 3 half days in the last year and a half. But I doubt anyone would want to sponsor my blog and I wouldn't know how to put their stuff on my lovely free blog design.
I've done two giveaways. One was a giveaway of my friend Brittany's designs. She asked if anyone would want to do a giveaway and I told her I would. The other was a company that contacted me about doing a giveaway. I don't do giveaways to gain followers.
Twitter is a place for me to chat. I hope you are following along and chatting with me :) I'll post a link to my blog like once a day because I like when you all post your links. I don't use google reader any more.
I'm not very competitive. I write this blog for me. If someone else reads it, great!
What about you? Are you keeping it old school or trying to be the most famous blogger ever?