March 31, 2013

(Don't) Sponsor me in April :P



takin a break It's the end of the month, and here is where the usual "Sponsor me!" post would appear... late, of course :) And I know it can be annoying when people talk endlessly about how busy they are. "Omg, I've just been so busy! Busy, busy, busy bee!!!" .......

But the fact is I really have had a lot going on in the past few months. Since I've taken on a new job at a (really awesome) digital PR company, I've had a lot less time to think about blog posts. Along with doing that, I've been co-founding a monthly music event called the Noise Collective, teaching lessons, and practicing/ writing some new songs. I've also been having lots of new ideas for projects- such as a new EP, wanting to play more shows, and dreaming of developing new products and Ecourses. I've actually found myself exhausted by the sheer output of ideas coming out of me, while not having the time to fulfill almost anything!

So, in order to cut down on some stress in my life, I've decided to suspend sponsorships for (at least) the month of April, maybe May. I plan on taking down my whole sponsor sidebar, so swaps will be suspended as well.

I'm hoping that this month will give me a little breathing room. Sometimes I feel pressure to blog a certain amount of times per week, or only blog about certain things. Without sponsors, you don't have to consider that as much. I just want one month of deciding if it feels any different.

I might be booking spots in May again, but I'm also thinking of switching over to the Passionfruit platform. To be honest, I've never been keen on the idea of Passionfruit. Mainly because when I'm sponsoring a blog/ having one sponsor me, I like the emails exchanged. I like getting to know that blogger a little better. What I don't like is coding the sidebar myself, downloading/ uploading pictures, and remembering to post everything on time. I used to not mind doing this, but after a few years, it's starting to tucker me out. Despite my issues with it, I think it will save me work in the longrun, and anyone thinking about a sponsorship can always, always email me :)


Anyway, I hope you're having a nice Sunday. I played an awesome show yesterday at Rockwood Music Hall. Best sounding stage I've ever been on!! xx





chantilly


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18 comments

  1. Hey, don't stress yourself out! Glad to know your noggin is chuggin and chuggin! That's themost important part too! And keep having fun! No worries. ;)

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  2. Hey lady , you take the time you need to to just what you want. I use Passionfruit as i am no good with the whole codings and timings etc, however i always have email correspondence with my sponsors. I love to contact them to say thanks and see if there's anything else i can help with, so i think the personalised service is still totally do-able. xxx

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    1. thanks for your input, rachel! looking forward to using it eventually :)

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  3. Sounds like you've got an amazing couple of months a head of you! I hope you'll be able to find some time to keep us all updated every once-in-a-while :)

    Cheers
    LC from the world of ellesee

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    1. oh yes, i'm still planning on blogging! i just want to see if some of the pressure could be avoided by not doing sponsor stuff for a month or two. we'll see how it works out!

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  4. It´s ok :D have fun and work hard!!!! wish you the best

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  5. Makes total sense....but I just wanted to say that I have loved sponsoring your blog :). Also, I get what you mean about passionfruit, but it makes all the ad stuff SO much easier.

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    1. thank you so much gina!! you were absolutely wonderful to work with as well. thank you for your take on passionfruit, and we'll be in touch about tabh in another week or so :)

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  6. Awe, I didn't know you had a new job! Congrats!!! ;D I haven't been blogging much due to work and well, life, but I feel no guilt. It's fine to be soaked in non-blog related activities.

    And congrats on the musical project as well! :D

    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. yup! it can certainly be tough sometimes. thanks for the pop-in, miki, i know you're busy these days as well! x

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  7. Hooray for a breather! It's so important to take care of yourself first. <3

    Megan

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  8. I have to tell you, after listening to your music...you are so talented and I think you have such a bright future ahead!!!! You take care of you first and foremost, your blog will always be here waiting when you return. Taking risks and new opportunities is the spice of life in my opinion. YOU GO GIRL!!!

    xo Dinah @ Sunshine super glam

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    1. dinah thank you so much!!!

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  9. I only do ad swaps and it still manages to stress me out - I can't even imagine the whole process for you guys with paid sponsors. Sometimes real life just gets in the way, I'm still trying to come to terms with the fact I can't be a 'good' blogger all the time. Hope the time off from the admin side helps xo

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    1. totally. and it has been helping! xoxo

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