My heart has been heavy and I have to get this out. This past month I did something that I have never done before – I had 7 sponsored posts [with a few more on the way..]. That’s alot yall! And I wanted to explain and say Im sorry and hope we can still be friends.
First, Im sorry. The sponsored posts got a little overwhelming for you as friends/readers and myself as a blogger. I only hope you enjoyed reading them – because I did put a lot of time and energy into writing them just like any other post.
Second, let me explain. We are a one income family, with two students, a car payment and many many other bills. Im not complaining – I am just stating fact. And yes, we have two student loans to pay which means we are paying off my loan and I stay home. I wish I could tell you that it doesnt bother me.. but it does. Someones I cry when I pay the bills because I feel so helpless to aid my family financially. [And I have a finance degree.. ironic?] I want to be home with my kids and Ryon wants me here too but when I cant do anything to help the situation I get frustrated and sad. So yes – I was motivated by money. Im kinda embarrassed to say that but not really because it allows me to help financially.
Third, I am going to fix it. Im still going to write sponsored posts but not as many and only ones that fit my lifestyle. I am also working hard to create great content and promote this little blog – which in turn promotes my amazing sponsors. And thats where you come in – I want to hear what you to have say! Tell me – what can I do better? Do you hate the sponsored posts? Do you want more/less giveaways? Why do you keep coming back to the Grant life? [Side note – THANK YOU!] Most importantly – can we still be friends?
One more thing – the Grant life is going to be moving to wordpress soon! I will have a whole new look and I am so excited. I want to make sure that you are right there with me. If you already follow via GFC then my blog will still show up in your Google reader. If you want to add a non-blogger blog to your reader all you do is ‘Add’ and then ‘Add from URL’ and follow. Easy peasy. And if you want to follow other ways..
Ok yall I feel so much better. I love what I do but I dont want to sacrifice losing my amazing friends/readers over a few bucks. Thanks for listening. Hope yall have a great weekend!
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