and i left this in her comments:
"of course i read this post AFTER i just wrote a post bitching about
not getting invited to fucking ANYTHING. lol
but i do agree with everything you're saying. hell, i didn't start
blogging for free trips. i didn't start blogging for free anything. and i guess
i just forgot that part when i "compare" what everyone else, who i feel used to
be like me, is getting now. all these bloggers who i considered to be in the
same category as i am, are suddenly being offered all sorts of things that i'm
not. suddenly i feel... not left out really- but different i guess. and almost
like it's in a bad way. know what i mean?
anyway, great post.
and thank you for it."
and that pretty much sums it up.
i didn't start blogging to get free things. that was NEVER my intention. never even a part of the equation... in the slightest. hell, it never even crossed my mind that you COULD get free shit for blogging. so i guess it's all in how you look at it.
if you're blogging to get free stuff then good for you. but i'm not. and i just have to remember that when it seems like everyone else is getting invited places. and i also have to remember that some of these women who are getting these things, are trying to run businesses.. start a business... or their blog is their only income, etc. i'm not trying to do any of those things. my reasons for starting a blog were pure and simple.... and just very honest. i wrote for my grandpa, and anyone else who happened to stumble here and like what they read (which many people did and i loved that- i love you guys). and my basis for starting a blog still remains very true and pure to this day. so i don't need the free trips. or the free swag. or the free anything (except you blogspot, don't you ever change) .. cause it's not what it's about for me. and i wouldn't have it any other way.