Last day of November, when I wake up tomorrow, it will be to start my forth year as a fulltime blogger. Three years ago today, my boss at Gubi took me aside to tell me, they were dismissing several people, including me. Of course I was sad, I loved my job, but today, I am super happy to get this push (as I see it today) to finally just working with what I love the most.
It is super surreal, to tell people, I am a blogger, when they ask what I do. First question is almost always ”wow cool, but how do you earn money?” and I’ll tell you, it is not an easy job always and as a reader pointed out in a comment the other day, there have been a lot of sponsored posts lately. That is how I earn my money. I want to leave Bungalow5 free of banner advertising, I have tried and I don’t think it looks great, so instead, I choose brands to work with very wisely. I pick brands, which I think is interesting for all of you and I try to do collaborations that benefits everyone. The brand, me and of course you guys. I try to make it interesting, not just a copy-paste version of the brand’s press release – I really try out the product, have it in my home, style it up as I see it and write my own comments. I want to make it VERY clear, I would never write something positive about a brand if it was not the case. I hope you believe me with this, a review will not only be 100% positive, there is always something, even when I am sponsored to do it.
To survive as a full time blogger, I have to do sponsored posts, especially when not having banners and sometimes a few more than I would like too, but that’s how it is. I promise you, I will try to do more non-sponsored post in the future. You might also have noticed that I have incorporated a “sponsored” mark at the very top of my posts when this is the case, the Danish ombudsman want’s us bloggers to clearly mark when we are paid for our content, which I think is a very good idea. Faithfull readers, would of course know that I have always marked my posts before, but at the bottom of the posts with sponsored by or in collaboration with, I think there is a difference, as do most of my blogger colleagues, I am not sure you guys do though. So now, all posts where there is money involved will be marked sponsored, I hope you will appreciate this. And as always, I really appreciate you guys commenting, so if you agree, disagree or just want to ask something, don’t be afraid, I won’t bite, I promise.
Next month is December (stating the obvious, I know), so instead of making these lists of present for her, him, your father and so on, I will just pick one product each day, that I like – 100% not sponsored, just products I love.
Well that was just a few thoughts from me on this last day of my third year as a fulltime blogger. I love you all for keep reading, even with all the chances this past year, thank you from the bottom of my heart. If I could, I would hug each and every one of you. Have a great day!