I started blogging about 9 months ago. I love doing reviews, and I love offering giveaways to my readers, and most of the time I do it for free. I really like introducing you guys to new, relevant products, and the chance to win something awesome! I don’t make money from this blog, yet. Maybe I never will. I’m OK with that. I didn’t start this blog to get rich. My husband makes enough to support us. We are not rich, don’t get me wrong, but we decided from the beginning that he works and I stay home. I started this blog to talk about our experiences trying to eat healthier. Somehow I lost that. I want that back. As much as I love doing reviews and getting free stuff in the mail, that is not why I started this blog. It is hard to write EVERY.DAY. I’m lazy, and sometimes I don’t feel like anything that happened today is worth writing about!
I joined a Houston blogger group a few months ago. I thought it would be a great way to meet other bloggers nearby and just make some new friends. I did get to know a few women who I feel are genuine and I would actually want to spend time with. They meet in person and offer tutorials and classes. I thought it would be a great opportunity for me. I don’t know much about blogging. I googled everything I know. I designed this blog myself and I am quite proud of it.
I started a blogger marketing company about two months ago to help bloggers get the opportunity to review/giveaway products that are important to them. I have done the first three campaigns for no pay, which means the bloggers who participate won’t get paid either. These are products that I love, and that I think are useful and important. I thought it would be appreciated. I have had mostly great feedback and I think that the bloggers do understand that we don’t all get rich immediately. We have to work at this. Some bloggers don’t want to get rich anyway, they review products for the same reason as me, to share awesome products with their readers. This past month, I decided to organize a blogger conference in Houston. The bloggers in my group are not responding well. Apparently the leader of the group is planning a conference too, and it seems that everyone thinks the two conferences have to be competition. I hate that. There are plenty of bloggers in Texas to attend two events. They will be two completely different events. I, for one, will be attending both. I tried to discuss the details of the two conferences with her to see if I could reschedule mine to keep them from being at the same time/month/etc. I couldn’t get a response. I don’t know how to apologize when I don’t know what I did wrong.
I guess I am not really losing out on any friends. Just sucks because I feel like no one has taken the time to get to know me or understand my side of this “story”. I never expected blogging to feel like high school all over again, but this sucks! I need a drink!