Thursday, January 5, 2012

Help Me Help You

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If you had asked me 3 years ago what blogging really was I would have told you I had no idea.  2 years ago I heard the blog Thrifty Decor Chick mentioned on the Nate Show and got totally hooked.  And 1 year ago Mission Decorate was born and totally changed my life. 

As I have jumped into the home decor blogging world I have been amazed and impressed by all those authors out there who have turned their little blogs into big business.  Yes, people do make a living (and some, a very good living) off of blogging.  Mission Decorate all began with the idea why not me and so once again I come back to that very first spark...why not me! 

Now making money off a blog is a very slippery slope.  It is easy to let something that you once loved be overtaken by sponsors, numbers and money.  Really the best advice that many great bloggers keep coming back to is to blog because you love it and if money follows even better.  But the real truth is that writing this kind of blog not only takes a lot of time but it does take money.  And even though I make every effort to share with you thrifty decor ideas even thrifty isn't free! 

So here is all I am really saying...I hope you, my Mission Decorate family, will support me as I strive to build followers, increase readership and sponsorship.  And with that support I promise you I will not devalue your Mission Decorate experience.  I will not sponsor anything that I do not truly believe in and I will always disclose if I am being paid for any material I bring to you.

And here is how you can Help Me Help You.  If you are not already a Mission Decorate "follower" please become one just by clicking on "follow" in the upper left hand corner of your screen.  And / or "like" Mission Decorate on Facebook by clicking here.  The more followers I get the more opportunites I have to bring you great things like giveaways and discounts!  If you have any interest in learning more about sponsorship opportunities click on Advertise! above.  But most of all please tell your friends!  The best flattery is a referral so if you enjoy reading Mission Decorate then tell your friends about it!

So thank you for indulging me with this post.  I know it is out of character for me and I know it is probably not what you came to read today but I really feel passionately about Mission Decorate and I would love more then anything to turn this joy into a huge success.

And if all else fails...

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