This is a modified version of a post which I published yesterday. I wrote it when I still had hope for Beki, so deleted it when I got the bad news.
I have had guest posts on my blog from time to time and it's been a pleasure to read a little about other
bloggers, and I think my followers have enjoyed them.
You may well have noticed that I have links on my sidebar. One is a property company in Turkey. The other is a link about hotels in Seville.
I have been approached many times by companies wishing to advertise on my blog. Of course it's tempting. Most of us could do with some extra cash. But I have turned most of them down. They just don't fit with me.
I don't want my blog to become one that's full of "in your face" ads. I don't like other blogs that have gone that way. So when Destinia approached me earlier this year and offered a monthly fee for placing a small link on my sidebar about hotels in Seville, I looked at their website and I liked what I saw. You may wonder why I would have a link about Seville on my blog about my life in Turkey, To be honest, it's somewhere I'd love to visit, so it sparked my interest, and I thought "why not?"
This past week, Marina at Destinia approached me with a view to doing a short guest post on my blog, for which I will be paid. I gave it some consideration and felt that it would be interesting so I said yes.
Marina, like many of you, has been following Beki's story. It isn't just about advertising with her.
The frustration I felt over the past few weeks about having no control in my life, made me realise that there is still one thing I can control. My blog. No-one can take that away from me. I'm earning a small amount of money each month, by allowing a couple of discreet links to be placed on my blog. I've had a lot of expense recently, so every little helps.
So from time to time I will publish a guest post, whether it's paid for or not, but only if I feel it will be interesting to my readers.
If any of you want to do a guest post, or maybe promote your website on my blog, let me know and I will give it careful consideration.
Marina's post will be arriving next week. I'm looking forward to reading it. I hope you will also enjoy it.