Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the last day of the weekend. Being a student, Sunday's are usually associated with the piles of homework I've put off until the last minute... but I enjoy them nonetheless. Today I have to finish a paper for a group project and work on the presentation we have tomorrow. And go grocery shopping if I can get up the motivation. Exciting, no? I'm dying with anticipation myself. ;)
Anyway, I have some relatively big news in relation to the blog that I need to share with you all. You guys are most important to me when I think about what to post, what to review, etc., so obviously I highly value your opinions. It's for this reason that I also feel the need to inform you whenever something is going on with my blog!
Recently, I was invited to join the BlogHer Publishing Network, which is an advertising community that promotes blogs for women and related subjects. In a nutshell, they put ads on your page (which you can see to the right of this post at the top of my sidebar) and you generate a small amount of money based on how many views your website gets. One awesome thing about BlogHer- besides that it's geared towards women in social media and seems to be a very positive community- is that you can control the types of ads you put on your page. I hate those floating ads that hover over the page and you have to click out of them, so I can opt out of having them appear. It's also just a neat network to be a part of, not only for promoting my blog but finding out about other blogs, too.
I was really honored to be invited to join and I didn't hesitate much. I've known about BlogHer for a long time- this might sound a little random, but when I was younger, I followed a lot of HAES (Health At Every Size) and body-acceptance blogs run by women who were part of BlogHer and attended the conferences and meet-ups. They would write posts about their experiences and how awesome it was to meet other bloggers. I've always felt that blogging is such a great thing, and I love that there are networks out there to promote it.
Long story short, at the beginning of this month I finally got the BlogHer ads up and running on my blog (which you may or may not have noticed already). I want to mention here that I never, ever had intentions of actually making money from my blog and making money is not my expectation from joining an ad publishing network. I've reviewed a small handful of products from companies in the past, but have never been compensated in the form of money (and being a part of BlogHer, you're not allowed to accept money as payment anyway). In a nutshell, blogging about makeup is still my hobby, and I do it because I enjoy it. And I really hope you all believe that I would never try to sell you out or try to make you buy something just because I'm receiving payment from it!
I hope this explains my reasons for joining BlogHer, and if you have any questions or concerns, please ask! This doesn't affect the content of the blog or anything like that, but I did want to let you guys know what's going on. :)
Thanks so much everyone. Have a great day!