I know that sponsored/paid posts can get tiring, and some readers get annoyed when a blogger writes too many of them, which is totally understandable. A lot of people consider getting paid to write, couldn't possibly mean you are being genuine. But from my experience, that isn't always the case. As I continue to navigate my way through this huge community that is blogging, I've grown to realize that it's OK to make money doing something you love. It's a win/win.
I promise you though, I try very very hard to be super selective about the campaigns I do. I will only take on a sponsored post if I feel fits into the theme of my blog, or is something I already do/advocate for in my every day life. It's important to me to keep my blog real & genuine. And I truly believe that I can do that, while working with brands to help promote their products & services.
And? It's fun. It really is. I very much enjoy finding creative ways to tell a story and share my experiences around whatever product I'm promoting. It challenges me & pushes me to dig a little deeper, as a blogger. Plus? The extra money is nice, I know that some may thing that makes me a "sell out", but I'm not. This is still my blog, the same place I've been writing for years. The same place I pour my heart into.
*Tell me, how you do feel about sponsored posts? Do you mind when a blogger gets paid to write content? And do you think it's possible for the blogger to stay genuine within their paid content?