Just a quick lil filler blog from me today I'm afraid, normality will resume tomorrow or the next day or like whenever I have enough time to sit down and construct some actual content.
If you've been reading since way back when last Summer you might remember I went on holiday and during that time I was organised enough to host guest bloggers on my site for 16 or 17 days whilst I was away. Yes really, I was once that organised. Can you even imagine me having that much content planned in advance these days?
My guest blog series went without a hitch, in fact it actually went beyond smoothly and people bloody loved it. I had all the Whatsapp squad (except Effi boo) take part and old favs like Hailey and Amyleigh and then it actually gave me the opportunity to find new favs like Steph and Allure Of A Girl and gave me the chance to let some of my IRL friends have a crack too.
I bloody loved hosting it, hosting all those girls, my readers loved it and seemingly the people who took part really enjoyed it too which is what it's all about.
That being said, this year I'm not hosting one.
It's not because I don't want to this year or because I didn't enjoy it last time. It's not because I'm not organised enough this year, it's not because I can't be arsed with the promo. It's not even because I simply don't want to.
This year I'm not going away for a few weeks like last time. This year the extent of my travelling is me cashing in on a few days away in August tagging along the end of my parents holiday. Me and Joss will be joining them on their hols for 4 or 5 days before they come home and it's just not that imperative this time that I keep my blog running whilst I'm away for weeks on end. You never know I might actually be organised enough to schedule MY OWN content those days? I know what you're thinking, I wouldn't hold your breath either.
But most importantly and the biggest reason is this year my blog is different; this year I have advertisers. My advertisers is one of the things I'm most proud about on my blog because I work really hard to make it the best possible opportunity as it can be and I've been lucky enough to have some amazing feedback from the people who have come back time and time again. I work really hard for the girls that sit on my sidebar and let's not forget they pay me to feature on my blog. I don't want to offer guest posts for free for the same kind of freebie when people are paying me for the same thing and above all else - I don't want to do my advertisers a disservice.
So this year no guest blogs gang, I think it makes sense and if you want to feature on the ol' blog you can always sign up with advertising slots if you want to part with a coupla quid.