I would never stop following someone for having a differing opinion, that's just childish...so kudos to you for posting what's really on your mind! I will say, though, that I can only agree a little bit......honestly as a stay at home mom, and someone who plans to grow my blog and turn it into a source of income, charging for ad space and or sponsored reviews and giveaways just comes with the territory. I have only done one, self hosted giveaway (as a thank you to my readers once I reached 100 followers) but I have been approached by multiple companies to host more.I say, be choosey and don't just flood your page with reviews and giveaways, but sometimes, it's necessary to go to the next level of blogging!Keep being honest, you should get followers that way, not lose them :))
WORD.Couldn't agree more. And I don't think I could ever do a giveaway because (to be honest) I would feel like I was "selling out."Maybe I would feel differently if companies were chomping at the bit to get me to advertise. Nah, probably not. I'd still feel the same :P
Oh and P.S. I would never drop your blog because I didn't agree with you. I love honesty and feel that many bloggers lack that. You go on with yo bad self.
Ha! I completely agree! I come back and my Blogger feed is nothing but giveaways...hello, I actually want to READ something good, I think blogging for some has become more of a popularity contest than producing good, reader worthy material!
A few months ago there was a point that all I did was enter giveaways, but I didn't win any of them. And then my feed was just a bunch of giveaways by the same people that just had one. I got tired of it and stopped following those blogs that I had just started following for the giveaways. Then about 2 weeks ago, I saw the Datevitation one for the first time and it peeked my interest. I didn't have to follow 3148 blogs or leave 95278 comments, I just had to like their Facebook page. And I liked that. I didn't expect to win it, I just thought, Hey, this is something I can do for Zach. And I won. But usually, now when I see giveaway in the title of a post, I scroll right past it. I blog for me. I don't blog to win a bunch of giveaways or to gain a bunch of followers by paying for "ad space". I do it for me. If someone wants to follow me, then that's their choice. I love this post of yours and I may have to be a copy-cat. ;)
You go girl! Love your honesty, whether I agree or not! Ohh and I love YOU. :-)
Some giveaways seem appealing, I'm not gonna lie! But I agree with you.You're not gonna be losing me as a reader!:)Hope school goes great today!
eeeek totally agree!! I actually didn't start reading other blogs until like 6 months or less ago and now I wonder what on earth people are doing and remember why i didn't to begin with! Sometimes the things they give away are ridic too...like the victorias secret angel card that you get anytime you buy something around that time of year...I mean come on.Oh, well. To each their own :)new follower!audrieis.blogspot.com