Today I just wanted to give you all a heads up on a little bit of Bloggy stuff about the new FTC rules. I’m sure that many of you may have noticed that many Bloggers have started putting a little disclaimer at the beginning of their posts if they have an affiliate or sponsored link in them. Including me. Rather than putting it at the end..or maybe they are doing both.
The reason for this is because FTC rules have changed and all Bloggers must now disclose that they have an affiliate link BEFORE the first link comes up. This is so that you won’t click away BEFORE you see the disclosure.
It’s a little awkward..but truthfully it’s best to be right up front anyway. So I thought that I would take this opportunity to just share my heart with you about some of the reasons that I Blog. I don’t really think I’ve ever done that.
I really had never heard of the term “Blogging” up until a couple of years ago. I had been trying to find ways to make a little income from home. You all know that I’m a SAHM/Grammy, but I really needed to supplement our income a little. I didn’t want to give up being at home when my teens and their friends came home from school and I didn’t want to give up babysitting my Grandbaby..now..Grandbabies :) Soooo….
I stumbled upon this thing called Blogging…I first heard about it from Money Saving Mom and then Blogging With Amy. Then it seemed to pop up every where. I began to think and pray about this thing that people called Blogging…I’ve always loved to write…well Journal anyway..I’ve done it for years and years…I’ve even felt called to write a book. But I’ve never moved forward with this..until..this Blogging thing.
So I began to think..if others can do it..and even make a little $$ at it .. maybe I could too.
As you all well know that raising kids is quite expensive these days…especially teens. Drivers Licenses, Insurance, Sports (oh yes you have to pay for ALL sports these days..even in school!), food, clothing…phones! YIKES
So you see a little extra $$ is needed…
I have met the nicest people online…that have helped me to move my blog forward AND I am ESPECIALLY GRATEFUL to ALL of my readers!! YOU ROCK!!
Now that I have started writing..I don’t think I could ever stop..I love it too much! I pray that my Blog will be a Blessing to both You and My Family and that God would be Glorified.
I hope you will not be offended by the disclosure at the top of some of my sponsored posts..My heart is to truly to offer my opinion on the best products and companies. If I did not believe in it..I simply wouldn’t give a review or an offer of a product..It wouldn’t matter how much I was paid. YOU are simply more important to me than a couple of bucks! For real!
So that’s the scoop on the silly and official disclosure at the beginning of my posts that are sponsored and the reasons I Blog.
By the way..I am totally open to any suggestions that you might like to see on my Blog and would love for you to let me know about the kinds of posts you like the best!
Ummm It’s all about YOU Even though I blog about me! LOL
Thank you for supporting me and my family! Many, many blessings to you all!