When someone dies


you come to realize what is really important in life. If you’ve noticed I’m not posting every giveaway known to all the cool online bloggers. Why? Because it’s not important to me or my family. I started my blog to write about every day life being a mom/wife/parent/friend/daughter, not to be a giveaway blogger. Rarely I think, “oh, man I wish I had gotten in on that.” Rarely. I am loving being a story teller, listener, and parent so much more.

I’m not going to change any more in my blogging format than I already have. But, I no longer think it’s a great deal for a company to contact me asking me to run a giveaway for them for free. Yes, that’s right free. I get nothing a lot of times for posting these giveaways. Sometimes the giveaways cost me money. Yeah, I’m done with those too. I’m no longer giving companies free publicity while I work my tail off to get them up!

Why would I sacrifice my time away from my family, my health (working out), and my friends to run a giveaway. It’s just not worth it. I’m loving that I am picking and choosing and running giveaways that I think are good for my readers or important enough that I want to participate in. So, I hope you’ll keep reading. Tell me what you’d like to see me write about. I’m always interested in what others think! I hope you’ll hang out with me and read what I have to say despite my lack of giveaways and reviews.

I’m excited to be back to writing what I want to write about. When someone dies it’s such a hard thing to go through. But it does teach you what is important in life. Life is for the living. Working is to provide for us to eat and live. Working is not the be all end all of life! Let’s all remember what is important before someone dies! I love you all!

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  1. Nancy-The Frugal Dietitian says:

    Perfect sentiment!!

  2. Life is too short and shouldn’t be taken for granted. Last year I almost lost my son – to a post viral pneumonia where he was intubated for 8 days. My life was put into perspective suddenly. Each day needs to be treasured doing what you love – don’t miss a beat. One NEVER knows what tomorrow will bring. Good for you that you came to terms with what is really important to you 🙂

  3. I just could not agree with you more. And while I love a good giveaway, I cannot say I’m ever truly invested in a blog that obviously reviews and gives away anything that comes their way, regardless of the interest of their readers. I much rather prefer your approach and have taken the same one with my blog. And as for getting paid, bloggers need to step up to that and make sure companies understand we don’t work for free. There are instances where it makes sense to do something in exchange for product, but everyone has to decide where they draw that line. Is a giveaway worth it when you spend hours on it and get a bottle of free shampoo for all your work? Probably not!

  4. That’s right susan. We are not guaranteed another day! Nothing is worth a bottle of shampoo!! Thanks everyone for commenting. How’s your son now susan?

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