posted on: Sunday, December 1, 2013
I have been doing a lot of thinking. Thinking about this blog. What I want from it. How I feel about it. Why I do it. And I think I have figured it out [at least for now].
I assume if you are reading this right now, you have some interest in this blog. Maybe you love it, maybe you love reading it to make jokes about it. Who knows but you are reading this and here is what I have come up with.
Recently I cannot help but feel that the blogging world has been changing a bit. Now I know I sound a bit silly because I have not even been at this for a full year, while so many bloggers have been producing their content for years. But, to me, it has changed. It has turned from simple personal blogs to a moneymaking mega blog world. Which has its pros and cons.
I have been harping on the cons a little bit lately [as you know here from this post]. There are so many wonderful, inspiring, amazing things about the blogging world and I appreciate those so much. But I cannot help but focus on some of the negative things right now. I am not going to get into deep detail on all of my feelings, but rather let you in on what I have taken from these feelings and how it is going to affect this little blog.
BIG CHANGE : Any money [meaning 100%] made from my affiliate links [I use rewardStyle] will be donated to charity. I have been so excited to announce this because it is something that has certainly given me great joy to think about. Whether we [I say we because you are the ones that will help make this possible] make $1,000 or $50,000 [we can dream big right?! [oh and yes, there are several bloggers out there that are raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars each year through affiliate links]], I pledge to donate it all. Every penny.
Now comes the fun part. Helping me choose which charity [or charities] that it will go to. I have been doing some research on a few and would love any suggestions you have! I pledge, that each month when I receive my check, it will go straight to the charity of our choice. So please, please, help me choose!
Also, I urge you other bloggers out there to consider joining me and A TREASURE HUNT. A lot of us are blessed beyond belief and we could really do some good in the world if we all band together. You do not have to pledge it all but even making the change that 10% of your monthly earrings will go to charity, etc would be so amazing. Think of the difference we could all make. All because of our sweet blogs. If you are a blogger that currently uses rewardStyle or any other affiliate links and are interested in joining me [in any way] please let me know! Do a similar post on your blog and link back to this post so that we can all team up. I know this is currently a tiny little seed of an idea, but with everyone's help, we can make it grow! The sky is the limit right?!
So what do y'all think? Are y'all up for it? So if you want to support this idea, when you shop online, there is a list of a few stores on the left side of my blog [a little ways down]. If any of those sites are sites you frequently shop from, come here and click on them before you purchase and a percentage of your purchase will end up in my account. And that money my friends, will go directly to charity.
I would truly love to hear what you all think of this idea. Ok go!
Photo credit | Merritt Beck