Disappointing Blogger Week… Plus Ways You Can Support this Blog

Last week brought a disappointing event for my blog. But it started out so exciting! I got an email from a French ad agency asking my prices for banner ads on my blog.

I was skeptical….

Who was the brand? I asked.

They responded. And I went WOAH! That brand is very well-known! They’re sold in department stores. Pretty cool.

So I sent them my price list, still not sure if this was legit.

They responded saying they wanted to buy my top-priced ad space. I logged into their webmaster tools and get everything set up for them to review. I was so excited – because if you don’t know – this blog is not huge!

I write this blog because it helps me to grow in Christ, and that’s what it’s really all about. If it also helps you grow in Christ, then I am ultra thrilled about that.

But I do spend a lot of time blogging, and it would be a blessing to my family if any income were generated from it (of course).

Then I got an email that the advertiser rejected my site. 🙁

I was a little heart-broken! Disappointed, dejected… you know what this feels like.

Here’s what’s so interesting: Before I got that email, I had no disappointment in my blog. LOL. It just goes to show you how quickly worldly desires will take over.

Some of you are my very loyal readers and friends, and I thank you so much for always supporting me and encouraging my efforts here. Some of you are new, and I say Welcome! I’m glad you’re here!

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8 thoughts on “Disappointing Blogger Week… Plus Ways You Can Support this Blog

  1. Jaime @ Debutante Media

    I know that pain, but you can’t beat yourself up over this! If anything, it’s the PR agency that’s to blame – they didn’t do their research, and they embarrassed themselves (and they embarrassed me as someone in the industry).

    You have put time, effort and love into your blog – that’s what matters most. Keep doing that and the other things will fall into place. I promise.

  2. Jane Sadek

    We’re in the same boat. Blogging takes up a lot of my time, too. I knew when I started that I wasn’t doing it for the money, but I do love every little hint that alerts me that my blog is being read and appreciated by someone. Reading other blogs is a huge part of my blogging time. I can always count on your blog to encourage me to keep plugging away at it.

  3. Beth ~ Just a Mom Like You

    Awwww that stinks. I’m sorry they got your hopes up like that. I understand how you feel, even if you had no intention of feeling that way. It’s nice to be noticed and even nicer if that noticing is going to earn you some money.

    1. Stephanie Post author

      LOL, yup! Thankfully, the disappointment was very short-lived. And hey, now I’m more experienced and know a little more of what to expect! 🙂

  4. Stuff and Nonsense

    it’s no fun
    having setbacks like that

    but as long as
    you’re writing the kind of content
    you’d want to read

    and blogging with integrity
    and excellence
    than you can count on
    growing your readership
    (though sometimes
    that feels like forevah)

    i once got a big advertiser
    only to have them pull their ad
    a couple days later

    but they prepaid
    for a year’s worth of advertising
    that i got to keep!

    just followed you
    on FB!

    {alison}

    1. Stephanie Post author

      Thanks for the encouragement Alison! I really appreciate not feeling alone. I have definitely getting back to the “heart” of my blog, and I am so much more satisfied because of that.

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