Image source: TumbleRoot on Etsy
I wanted to take a moment out of the normal broadcasting to do 2 things;
- Let you all in on some really exciting news, and
- Say Thank You.
But first some back story.
I’ve been blogging for over 10 years now (I know, right, 10 years! That’s a decade of words! It all started with LiveJournal – just like Facebook) and in that time I’ve done a lot of amazing things, talked about a lot of weird things and just generally had fun. In the past 5 years I’ve come to think of blogging as my hobby. You know, like train spotting, bird watching and stamp collecting.
At one stage there I had delusions of grandeur and daydreamed of being the next “big thing”. They quickly passed and I came back to reality. But I’ve always had a secret wish in the back of my mind that one day I would be able to generate just enough money from the blog that I could stay home and play with the internet all day.
Now that there’s a gnome Jnr on the scene my desire to be a stay-at-home-mum has become the most important thing to me so instead of wanting to stay home and play with the internet all day I now want to stay home and play with Junior all day.
Of course, I still want to come and hang out on the internet and see what all the cool kids are up to, but instead of hanging out for hours on end I’m having to squeeze it in between naps and bedtimes. As is always the way, it seems that when I just sit back and relax good things come along. In the past few weeks a few things have happened behind the scenes in relation to my little blog and, just like Big Kev, I’m excited.
By now I’m sure you wish I’d just cut to the chase right? Well here’s the exciting news:
As of January 2013 I will be a Target Australia Blogging Ambassador.
I know, right! How amazeballs is that! I adore Target and I’m so happy to have the opportunity to share with you all the amazing products and services that Target offer. It’s just so bloody exciting I can barely contain myself!
However, it does also herald with it a change to this place that I call (my internet) home. I’ve made the decision to start working with sponsors. I’m really excited about it. I never thought it would be possible, so to think that businesses and companies are wanting to work with me to share with you all the amazing things that are out there is awesome.
I know that there are mixed feelings about sponsorship and blogs but I want to assure you that GnomeAngel isn’t going to become an extension of TVSN or anything like that. I’m simply going to have some advertisements on the blog and blog about the same things I always did (only some of them will be from sponsors).
I won’t be opening the blog up to anyone or anything that I wouldn’t use or recommend in my normal course of life. I will also clearly label the posts that are sponsored so there will be no mistaking them. I won’t be compromising my opinions either; if something sucks arse I’ll be the first to tell you about it.
I love blogging and I absolutely adore the community that I’ve come to know and continue to know, but I also love my little man and I’d love to be able to stay home and be with him so to do that I need to look at ways of making a little bit extra on the side and I’m extremely blessed to have this as an option.
I like to think of the sponsorship as the vanilla ice-cream to the apple pie that is GnomeAngel. (And who doesn’t like apple pie and ice-cream, right?)
While this is all well and true, there’s one very important thing to the foundation of it all and that’s YOU!
I couldn’t do this without you, my lovely readers and comment leavers. Over the past 10 years you, my lovely readers, have continued to inspire me, encourage me, straight talk me and make me laugh. You are the entire reason this blog is able to help me provide for my family and I don’t ever want to forget that or have you think I don’t appreciate you all.
I appreciate you all – every.single.one!
To say THANK YOU I’ve been lucky enough to partner with Little Paper Lane to offer 3 lucky readers the opportunity to get a gnome of their own.
To win a gnome of your own all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me who you’d like to say Thank You to and why or follow me on Twitter, like me on Facebook or follow me on Pinterest. It’s that simple!
You can gain bonus entries if you follow Little Paper Lane on Twitter.
Terms & Conditions
- Giveaway is open worldwide.
- You must leave a valid email address with your comment. No email address, no win. If I can’t get in contact with you in a reasonable time prize will be allocated again.
- There are 3 prizes – 1st prize is yellow hat, 2nd prize is red hat and 3rd prize is green hat.
- This giveaway is being run by GnomeAngel please do not direct questions about giveaway to Little Paper Lane; if you want to know something just drop me a line. (Email icon on the sidebar)
- GnomeAngel and Little Paper Lane take no responsibility for good broken in transit or lost in the postal system. All effort and care is taken to ensure good arrive in good condition.
- Competition closes Midnight (AEST) 31 December 2012. (Assuming the world doesn’t end on 21 December 2012! Damn those Mayans!)
- Judges decisions are final and no discussion will be entered into.
(Make sure you use the Rafflecopter widget to record all your entries!)