When I started this blog in October of 2013, I was a recent college graduate with no job and a lot of negative energy. This blog was an attempt to do something with my life that took my mind off unemployment, and maybe create something I could be proud of. Now, a year and a half later, that full-time job is still elusive but I’ve found a budding career as a freelance writer, and this blog was largely responsible for all the opportunities I’ve had since. It’s let me fulfill my dream of working as a writer, and has let me express all my diverse interests, from Victorian literature to Jeffrey Campbell shoes. I’m grateful to it for that, and I’m more than grateful to the little community I’ve created here. I’m so thankful for all of you who read, follow, and comment. You’ve let me go after my dreams.
So, that said, it’s time for me to monetize my blog, because being a freelancer comes with its struggles—no full-time salary or benefits, and often working for free. I don’t want to give up this space, so in lieu of banner ads (which are prohibited on wordpress.com), I’ve decided to integrate sponsored content on my blog. I’ve decided against moving to wordpress.org because it would mean losing my community of followers, and I cherish that community. So, every once in a while, you may see sponsored content here, and I’m going to be one hundred percent involved in the creation of the sponsored posts, to make sure it’s still my voice, my interests, my opinions that you all read. But instead of just the specific things I like, you’ll get to hear about new clothing companies, travel destinations, books to read, and all wonderful things like that. And I get to be the CEO of my little business here, at The Most Happy.