As you all know, over the years I have taken very little revenue from this blog. Of course, Beladora advertised for a while, and briefly paid me a commission on your purchases. That was fun. Reminds me that I owe you a Beladora giveaway, must not forget. Also, once I did a sponsored post, for Walgreens. Love Walgreens, but can’t write for cash to save my life.
In all I I have kept commercial engagement to giveaways. Always happy to give you guys presents. However, vendors kept on asking to place ads. Concurrently, on a different but related tack, my readers have been gently suggesting that it is my responsibility to be more charitable for some time now.
Which it is.
So I think I have a way to use the one thing in service of the other. Today I will begin to feature LinkShare ads, both banners and text links as appropriate. And I will – for the rest of 2013 – donate all proceeds from commissions to Dress for Success, a global organization that provides work-appropriate clothing to women seeking to enter the workforce.
I still don’t plan to write or accept sponsored posts, because I really cannot write for cash to save my life. And I don’t expect my posts, or the items featured, to change. For example, sites that participate in LinkShare include Farfetch,
So, not too much of a stretch to participate. And I’ll continue to write about whatever strikes my fancy, whether LinkShare-enabled or not. I don’t think there’s a vendor for rapture, or deconstruction, or social class, so the commercial impact will be limited by sheer quirkiness of topics.
This seemed like a two birds with one stone moment. No more wondering, on my part, “Should I take someone up on their commercial offer?” And no more vague feelings that, “Yes, the readers are right. How can I not act more charitably?”
So welcome LinkShare! Hello Dress For Success! I’ll post totals, most likely on a monthly basis, so you can see what sort of monies we collect for the cause.
Thank you so much, as always, for your support.