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In late 2010, I had recently retuned returned home from a week long visit to my hometown after being away for a decade. I went back home for my Grandpa’s funeral. Since I flew from NC to CA, our son stayed home with his dad.
At the time, I was a stay home mom and bored! I already had a personal blog that I used to write about my family. It was my way to update my mom. This was before Facebook.
Out of the blue, I decided to start a blog. Originally, I wanted a blog to share DIY beauty recipes. I like using natural products, so I wrote about the different recipes I was using.
Also, I posted a few beauty reviews on a few products I had purchased on my own. My son suffers from eczema, so I wanted to share some amazing products that were perfect for the whole family. I just wanted to use my blog to share all things beauty as a way to share what I learn!
I then found a few blog giveaways and entered them. I also saw bloggers doing beauty product reviews. From entering giveaways, I subscribed to their mailing list. At first, I learned from what they were doing.
One day, I stumbled on to a blog post explaining the basics of writing a pitch letter and listed a few PR emails to pitch. I believe I sent pitches to all emails listed.
Eventually, I was added to mailing lists and received pitches directly from PR people. Also, I pitched companies like crazy.
Over the years, I have been added to many mailing lists and have formed working relationships with many PR reps. I no longer need to pitch unless I really want to review the product.
When I started my blog, I was looking for something to fill my time. It was and still is a hobby for me. My goal wasn’t to make money or get rich. My goal was to have fun and have an outlet to share. With my blog, I have a voice. Normally I am pretty shy. Blogging makes it easier for me to get the message across. For more history, feel free to read What my family and friends think of my blogging.
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