Okay, I know what some of you are probably thinking, another giveaway from more bloggers that are trying to "buy" their readership. I will be honest, I personally stepped back from participating in group giveaways where I had to "pay to play". Lately, I have chosen to only do giveaways that promoted a business or was a sponsored ad.
So when Lindsey emailed me about the Style Spree giveaway opportunity, I sat and chewed on it for a bit. I was deciding if I was going to be okay with some people talking about it in blogosphere. Some of you know how it goes...
Here is the deal. I work REALLY hard on my blog. Harder than I have worked on anything in my entire life, not counting my family obligations. Most bloggers, in general, bust their romps whether it be on content, photo editing, constant commenting, email answering, or all the social media....it all takes a TON of time.
And the topic of entering into a $1,000 giveaway may not be up your alley. And that is 100% okay. I consider my blog not only a hobby, but a part time job that earns a small amount of money. It's definitely not a full time salary or even close to what people make at Chic-fil-a. It's play money that I take and use towards vacations, school clothes, extracurricular activities for my kids and advertising like this today.
These giveaways, in my opinion, are a small piece of the blogging puzzle. It's called advertising yourself and if you are a blogger that wants to grow, gain new readers, make a little extra money and have the opportunity to be on nineteen other amazing blogs at the same time, I say why not. Plus, it gives my sweet and exceptional sponsors some extra exposure.
If this is your first time visiting, sorry for the long winded explanation. To my loyal buddies that visit on the regular, you know that these giveaways are not my regular gig. Regardless if you are new or a long time friend, I felt convicted to give my two cents on the group giveaway craze. I understand we all have our opinions about them and that's the beauty of blogging.
So to sum up my rambles, I am BEYOND thrilled to be in the company with nineteen other style bloggers. We all threw our money into a big ol' pot to bring you ladies the chance to win a $1,000 Visa gift card!
Please make sure to complete all required entries. They will be verified and we would hate for a winner to be picked and then have to give it to someone else because a required "follow" may have gotten overlooked.
If you enjoy reading blogs that offer personal style inspiration, then you will want to make sure that you check out the ladies below. Each one is absolutely amazing and I may or may not religiously stalk a few of them...not saying which ones, I don't want them to think I am cray! But seriously, I read all of their blogs. The cool thing is that we all have our own unique style and fashion sense...chic, feminine, edgy, bold, casual, daring, budget conscious...it's such a well rounded group of gorgeous ladies....I am just so honored to be by their side. I hope you discover a few new ones to read and see some of your favorites as well.
Good luck to all those who enter. We appreciate the support!
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