This is my offering.
It kind of makes me giggle to see where this came from. The other day I was posting and writing about some of my favorite books. I linked (as I always do) to a book link for convenience if someone reading this blog wants to learn more about that particular book. (As you are the “someone reading this blog,” thank you for being here!) Afterwards I thought, “Is that what affiliate marketing is?” If so, that’s a pretty organic way of doing it, one I feel completely at ease with. I began looking into affiliate marketing and “Disclosure Policy” popped up in several things I read. I read some disclosure statements and started mulling over what I ought to disclose. So, here is my disclosure policy.
I am a reader. I am a thinker. I am a learner who has been blessed with more than one person should. I grew up surrounded by people who are successful in the things I think matter most: home, family, being a good person. I have been blessed to watch people face challenges with faith and optimism, leading to a happy life regardless of circumstance. I have always been a daughter, sister, friend, and a member of incredible extended family. Now, I am a wife and mother and a fully-functioning member of society. (Fully-functioning meaning I vote, volunteer at the kids’ school, interact with my neighbors…you know, I’m an adult now.) I continue to study and watch and ask questions, but it is also time to put into daily practice the principles I espouse. It is time to actually forgive. It is time to actually stay patient with children. It is time to love. It is also time to have fun with the kids, overcome bad days, and read a good novel. So let’s have a conversation. I want to share the best of what I have seen and learned in the hopes that it will brighten your day, make your mommy job or day job a little simpler or more joyful, or bring you the encouragement you deserve that yes, you can do this. Whatever it is, if it is right, there is a way to do it.
I felt a tug to be a part of this online conversation long before I joined in. Then I jumped. I began blogging. I began asking myself what to write about and how to write about it. If you’re reading this, it is likely you have also been there. In my head (and once in a while out loud) I now call myself a writer.
In a separate train of thought, I wondered what I could do to help the finances of the family. What did I have to offer? Maybe, maybe I could make a dime through my blog. If not, it would still be worth what I put in for my own learning and if I can be helpful for anyone out there.
So what am I disclosing? I am disclosing that this blog is me. Here I am sharing what has helped me and what I hope might help you. The opinions are mine and are genuine. If there are chances to also help my family financially, I am excited about that opportunity. That may be in the form of affiliate links, reviews, or a myriad of other avenues I have read about. I will always be honest about those avenues.
Affiliate links are links I provide on my blog. By clicking those links and then shopping, I earn a small commission on whatever you purchase. The purchase does not cost you any extra. If you choose to do this, thank you for your support!
I giggle because I have not made a cent from this blog, but maybe, truthfully, hopefully, someday I will. Maybe enough for a game of bowling.
Until that happens, and far beyond, the opinions and content of this blog are my responsibility.
It is my offering.