Friday, November 6, 2009

Feature Friday Interruption

I’ve been so nervous about this post that I’ve avoided it for months.  That’s what I do. I avoid.  I’m not a business person.  There are those who are “savvy” and then there are those who are, well, me.  It started a few months ago when I was telling my husband that I needed a new camera. 

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The conversation went as follows:

Me: “I really need a new camera.  Ours sucks.”

Him: “You don’t need a new camera.  It works just fine.”

Me: “Yeah, well, I need better pictures for my blog.”

Him: “Yeah, well, your blog doesn’t earn you any money, does it?”

Woops. He got me on that one.  So…I’ve added advertising on my blog.  Would you like to get the word out about your business, shop, or blog?  Perhaps you know someone who would? 

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If you’re interested, you can find all the information you need on my “advertise” page.  I’m sure savvy people would go out and get advertising.  Nervous people like me just cross their fingers and hold their breath in hopes of advertising coming their way.

If nothing else, I hope you don’t mind that I interrupted Friday Feature for featuring myself. :)

See you on Monday, right?  I. can’t. wait.

Ican

29 comments:

Emily said...

Trying to hint to my husband the same thing for Christmas. And, not surprisingly, he says the same thing! And then I turn it into a Catch-22 by saying "well, if I had a better camera, I might make money from my blog", to which he pretends he doesn't hear me.

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

You should email Rhoda at Southern hospitality to get some tips on getting some sponsors... I've seen many blogs not nearly as successful as yours with sponsors... Good luck!

Tammy@InStitches said...

That is so exciting. I hope you get lots of sponsors and an awesome camera. I want one bad too !

Teresa said...

So, I guess he's making you wait for a camera...hmm... Tell him I don't think that's fair! :-)

Lettered Cottage said...

I'm SO glad you decided to start offering advertising! Your blog is such a great place to be, and I'm sure you're spots will be filled up in no time!

Layla

Abbey G. said...

I'm sure you'll fill up soon. My husband and I own a business and it's hard to advertise our products, much less having to advertise ourselves, in a way. Good luck!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

My gosh, you have almost 2,000 followers. I would think with that many people and all your hits you would be making money. I understand what you are saying. I blog just for fun.

I hate my camera. There is a long delay in the shutter and I always miss many pictures. If I do manage to get a shot it is blurry. I saw a camera on QVC and told my husband that I was going to get that for myself for Christmas. I ordered it and am already using it. It is just a little camera and not one of those expensive SLR models.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

If I had something to advertise, I would definitely advertise on a great blog like yours with all the traffic. Know what you mean about wanting a new camera but I don't know if this is the best time for us to get one. Hoping you do get lots of advertisers and that camera in turn!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I know it is SO hard to put it out there like that, I felt like a jerk saying that a while back, but I don't know why. I'm sure you will fill up FAST. Good for you!!

Cottage Dreamers said...

You have a great blog so I'll bet you'll have a new camara in no time! Good luck!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

You know how I feel on this one :). You are awesome and worthy. Lots of advertising blessings being thrown your way!

Beth

pinkpatrice said...

I wish you the best of luck with your advertising! You certainly deserve some well earned money with all your entertaining and creative blogging!
I think if all your followers just donated $1 each to your 'camera cause' you'd get yourself one mighty fine camera!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I can sooo relate. I detest this part of it too. However, there does come a time when your long hours account for some kind of return. Hard to live on just the passion of it all. :)

Donna

Wendy said...

I am new to blogging, but have been following your blog for awhile. I love your writing style and ideas. You are also so generous with sharing new blogs with all of us! Thank you! I think that it would be a privilege to anyone to advertise on your blog. I wish you the best!!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Go for it. I hope that you do well. You provide all of us with some awesome ideas and you deserve to benefit from it a bit. You really do have a good eye. :)

Sherri S said...

Go for it! and good luck! I can't wait for your linky party too! I so hope to get some nifty gifty ideas. ;-)

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

I think this is a great idea....why not. I think blogging is wonderful for everyone to do better in life..whether it is just connecting, visiting or shopping or advertising. We should support each other. I hope you don't just do well but do INCREDIBLE with this advertising!
Blessings,
Debbie

JennyO said...

I have a hanful of sites that I visit each day, some are blogs....but I must say that your's is the FIRST site I check when I get on the computer. I love the way you write, your wit and creative ideas. Thank you!

designs-made-easy said...

i believe i will take you up on this!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Now that wasn't so bad...was it?! I think you'll get all sorts of takers!Not me, unfortunately....cause I am in the same not making money camp! Oy...

Jenglamgirl said...

oh MY' those words spoken by your hubs were verbadem (spelling) on what my hubs has said to me... "Your blog makes you NO MONEY!" He also adds... "you spend to much time on it, AND IF it did make you money that would be one thing." I have tried with Google and Blogher... but nothing.. so can you HELP? I am interested. P.S. love the new layout and your furry bowa wreath!

LegoLee said...

You know what? I don't have anything to sell. But if I did, I would most definitely come here and ask to be one of your advertisers. If I ever come up with something to sell, I'll be contacting you!

Meanwhile, congratulations on taking this step. Your blog rocks!

Wendy said...

I need a new camera, too. I feel your pain!

Kristen said...

Please - there is nothing to be nervous about? Come on, you are OPRAH. Business deals are in your blood! I wish I had something to advertise. I could use a little something to make $$$ off of right now. But it would be hard to advertise my wedding flowers nationwide.

Gina Sisco said...

Girl I have been on your blog for a while, in fact, one of the first blogs I really liked. Advertise, advertise!!!! Easy for me to say, I would do the exact same thing, but I am serious do it.

Carmen said...

I love your blog as do so many other wonderful ladies! I'm sure you will have no problem with sponsors! Good luck!

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

Chris,
I think you're smart to do this. It feels good to know something that you spend time on is blessing your family as well~good luck!

debra said...

So, are you getting a new camera?? :)

Congrats on taking the advertising. I am sure it will pay off!

Jen @ After The Alter said...

hahahha that conversation you had with your husband sounds like conversations I have with mine!! His blog makes money..mine doesn't...and I tell him I don't blog for the money!! (although I guess it would be nice)

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