Friday, April 2, 2010

{why i do it}

{color love} posts will return next Friday - be sure to check back!

{me with my lovely necklace from Lisa Leonard}

I've got several giveaways coming up here on The Sweetest Petunia, and I just wanted to make some things clear.

Why do I do it?

I won't lie and say that I don't like free stuff. Because I do.

But the main reason I like to host giveaways is because it gives back to my readers. Gives all of you a chance to get something that you might not be able to buy, or have never seen before. And it's fun!

I've never been paid money to host a giveaway. I will accept items for review {like the necklace from Lisa or the apron from Kelli}, but that's mostly so I can tell you how much I personally love their products. Sending me a review product is always totally optional, too.

I like supporting handmade. If a feature/giveaway can help get the word out about your shop, I like being a part of that.

I do not have a goal to be a giveaway blog. I love sharing my finds, colors, sewing projects, books, and whatever other randomness comes up.

I want you to read because you want to, not because I give you cool stuff.
The cool stuff can just be a bonus. :)

So, that's just a little about where I stand. I apologize if you hate giveaways. But I will blog what I will blog, and I feel SO blessed if you choose to join me.

If you would like to be featured on The Sweetest Petunia, feel free to send an email my way:
thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com


gina said...

that necklace is so pretty. i would have to agree with your thoughts on giveaways. when i was giving away little goodies , it made me happy. it was when i went all commercial with the giveaways that i got unhappy. supporting handmade artisans is SO important!!

Angela Mills said...

Who could hate a giveaway?! I think it's awesome :-) I didn't get anything free to review for doing all of mine this week, next time I'll have to think about that! ;)

Kelli said...

I think it's great!! Thanks for hosting my product giveaway!! And I LOVE Lisa Leonard!! Keep up the great work!!
Many Blessings,
Kelli @ SustainingCreativity

hiyaluv said...

a giveaway is a plus to a blog and makes it part of the fun! it's an added bonus for sure!
have a fantastic weekend!

Aunt Spicy said...

well...I enjoy your blog, give away or not!

Catherine said...

Seems like all over the blogosphere as of late, there's been so much debate over giveaways. They sure seem like fun to me and as long as the bloghost & creator are working honestly with each other, it seems like a great situation.

p.s. Your necklace looks great on you!