An End to an Era

7.18.2012

7.17.12
Okay that might be a little dramatic... but it is still the end.

The end of what, you ask?

The end of my sponsorship.
 See that was me before I started sponsoring. I look happy don't I? I won't show you the after picture. 

Yea, I know, THAT was short lived. But I definitely discovered that it was just not for me. Mostly because the work involved in sponsoring. I mean I have a job, I don't want a second one that doesn't even pay. *Unless you guys are willing to foot the bill- yea I didn't think so*

Nope I'm keeping my blog as my happy place. Also, I was getting kind of terrified of my email account. I did everything I could to avoid clicking that gmail button. I mean I've felt that way before when I've had a lot of comments to respond to, but this time it was different. Every time I looked at the gmail logo it had a glowing evil light pulsing around it. It was about that time when I decided to reconsider sponsoring.

Hear me out blogland. I have loved having some pretty cool people up on my sidebar. It was like my entourage. But my entourage has gotten too hard to maintain, so I'm becoming a hermit. Or like a blog hermit... something like that.

My sidebar will now be a place to find my most favorite of blog people. I'm excited about that.

10 comments:

Bekuh Browning said...

I think it's awesome that you want to keep A Crooked Trail your happy place. No complaints here. Just do what you gotta do. :)

Amanda said...

Good for you! So happy to hear you are dong what is totally right for you!

Tara Marie said...

Absolutely! blogging should be fun not stressful. gotta do whats right for you!

twiggy@thedirtlife said...

whew, good for you. i concur. my blog is my happy place too and the only stress i want associated with that is whether or not i use the photo of myself where i look kind of fat or kind of dumb.

Allie said...

i am SO on your page. thats what blogs are for...right?

Anna said...

i totally feel ya... sponsoring is stressful! We want you back at that pre sponsorship stage if it means we get more awesome pictures like the one above. :)

Jess | Big and Beautiful Life said...

I've always been in two minds about sponsoring on my blog. I doubt I'll do it. I completely agree with the idea of keeping your blog all about you and sharing things with people that reflect your own self. x

Ariel Tyler said...

Totally and completely understandable. Wayyyyy more work than I anticipated, too!

Shaylynn... I blahwg It's True. said...

yes, save yourself some wrinkles and blog because it's good for your heart.

the end.

Jessie said...

I just started doing sponsorship also, and it's way more work then I thought it would be. I find myself on my computer WAY TOO MUCH! Thanks a lot for having me in July though. I am glad I found your blog and it's not going to change the way I view you in anyway. Blogging is always supposed to be FUN FIRST. :)