It has come to my attention that a lot of bloggers look down their noses at those of us who partake in sponsored posts. I don’t know why anyone would have an aversion to someone else making some money but apparently sometimes they do.
I have heard it said that if some people come across a post which has been paid for they won’t read it and I don’t know why for that either? Apparently they wouldn’t lower themselves to reading what is nothing more than an advert. I have to say… Hang on a minute!
I mean just because I’ve been paid for something doesn’t mean I haven’t written it well? If you like reading my posts then surely you will like them whether I’ve written them for free or not? Everything I write for my blog has been thought about and composed with the same approach. I write and I want to write something worth reading. If I am being paid I probably take even more care because, well, I’m doing a job!
I wouldn’t ever go into a restaurant and say to the waitress that I’d rather she didn’t serve me a coffee because she is being paid to do so and could I perhaps have a volunteer instead and I would never refuse to take my shopping to the till in Aldi (or any other supermarket – this is not a sponsored post) because the cashier is paid to be there… This is how our economy works. We all do a job and get paid for it and then spend our money somewhere else where other people are doing a job and getting paid for it. Why such snobbery over bloggers writing for a living?
Every single post I write myself, even if I am being paid, is composed and thought about and I put my soul into it. Every single post I write myself, whether I am adding in a link for money or not is prepared in the same way and I hope I make them all interesting or funny or helpful…
Sometimes I am paid to host a piece written by someone else but I’m not an idiot, I do read these posts first and if I think they’re worth reading only then will I accept. I do turn down the rubbish you know!
There’s a lot of snobbery in this blogging community and all I have to say to it is this: TWO FINGERS. Or maybe one, bet you can guess which! I’m making money, I’m doing what I’m good at and good for me for doing so. You don’t like it? Lump it I’m afraid!
I have not been paid for this post.