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May 25, 2009


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I think if you are only doing what feels right --and you are being true to yourself and your values-- you cannot go wrong. I've never known you to go against yourself in your writing, so I look forward to what you will be posting about the zoo! (And hey, FREE is my friend!)

My mother is talking about joining facebook. If she does, I know she will examine my site thoroughly and from there she will discover my blog. A few extended family members know about my blog, but I don't think anyone reads it... yet. Like you, it's not that there is anything awful on there, it's just the loss of something that I thought was private to me.

Maureen at IslandRoar

I also see other bloggers writing about their struggle with this dilemma. But I think, on the whole, it is a good problem to have. It means people are liking what you're doing. So pat yourself on the back for that!


I say, "Do what you feel comfortable with!"

And congratulate yourself for being notable and chosen for these types of opportunities!


Smalltown Mom

I wouldn't mind a little revenue myself...

You are always honest about yourself and your blog so I don't think you'll have a problem. I would rather read a review or recommendation (+ or -) from you rather than from some product wh*re.

Busy Bee Suz

I think you can do both and do it well. You have so many faithful readers...they are faithful because you are too.
Congrats on being 'noticed.'



I no longer do book reviews and the recently offered product reviews. Because a few months ago I decided that no matter what I wrote about, it had to be funny and I think we all know what I would do to product reviews. I'm much happier with my blog now. Before, I felt I was all over the place so I decided to focus and see what happens. So far? Nothing but turning things down.

anna see

i get what you are saying. a few people i know from church and life know about my blog and i feel i can't be completely open about some stuff my fam goes through b/c of privacy reasons.

just keep being yourself! :)




Do what feels right...I had to take a long break to figure some things out.
As long as you still like what you are doing then keep doing it!

Green Girl in Wisconsin

I think you're great at what you do in the blogosphere and if opportunities arise for you to review things/go places/try new stuff, power to you!


Congratulations! It sounds like you're doing great and tasting some well-deserved success. Enjoy it, and just stay true to what makes you YOU. :)


I think the fact that you think it through and make a case by case decision is enough to make it honest and not turn you into a product review blog.

San Diego Momma

Word that.


Minnesota Matron

You won't lose your footing. I know it.


Do what you feel comfortable with, and screw what everybody else thinks. The people who say you shouldn't take perks are the ones who haven't been offered perks yet.

About the family thing, there are so many times I think of starting a new blog and not telling my family about it! The posts I could write about my in laws!


I agree with smalltown mom... I look forward to hearing your reviews. If you end up not enjoying yourself, you can stop!!


You have a wonderful meter for what feels right. It comes across in your posts. Test out the jacket. It may just need stretching. :)

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