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Chasing Around a Bunch of Squirmy Kittens

Seeing as how it's nearly time to start drumming up sponsors for next month again, I've been doing some thinking about that. Maybe I'm too busy to worry about sponsors. I love the idea of mutually supporting each other's blogs, but the actual practice of it can be exhausting. Every blogger you sponsor wants you to send them a recent photo and a laundry list of hopes and dreams written poetically about. Then there's the hassle of getting everyone's buttons and photos and info to put up on MY blog. Sometimes it can feel like you're chasing around a bunch of squirmy kittens.

I was asking myself, how can I streamline this process so it's not as painful? Is sponsoring even necessary? I love having other blog's buttons in my sidebar - it's a great way to get the word out there about other great blogs. I am constantly clicking through on buttons on other people's sites to discover new blogs to browse. So I really don't want to do away with that.

Here's what I'm thinking. I'll pick and choose which blogs I want to feature each month. If you want me to feature you a little more exclusively, we can talk about that. Provided that you are a creative, inspiring blog or Etsy shop, I'm more than willing to let you purchase a spot on my sidebar for a month or two or three. Other than that, I think I'm done with blog button swaps. They really are taking up way too much of my time, especially considering that they are free.

With that being said, if you want to grab a button, click here. If you want me to re-design one in a different size, I'm more than willing to accommodate you. Maybe when I'm done with school I'll have more patience for this process, but for now I really don't have time to mutually support anyone's blogs. Sorry.

If you want to make sure you're featured on my sideline, click here. Sponsoring me is pretty easy (at least for now). You'll get your ad in a prominent spot on my blog for the month and I'll make an effort to blog at least once about your shop &/or blog at least once during the month. If you want any further interaction, you're free to submit a guest post or a photo or a laundry list of hopes and dreams written poetically about, but I will no longer be asking for them. I'm busy and I'm sure you are too, so that's just how it's going to be for awhile.


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