|pretty neat for a fake flower, from Dollarama|
I have recently been contacted to do a post on a product of my choice, which would have been donated by the retailer. And while I really liked the product I had to choose from and the brand, I was too busy and too undecided to commit to the collaboration. I later saw other bloggers featuring the products and smiled to myself. Happy for them, a little regretful for me, but also happy to have seen how such collaborations can be done tastefully and in the spirit of the blog.
I guess at this point in time my, I would say, hesitation to jump feet first into such collaborations is tied closely to my commitment to put content up here. There is no way I could commit to any specific number of posts. Even per month. I don't have the discipline and I don't want something that will feel like a chore. On the other hand, what is the value to these brands in collaborating with me if I'm not committed to being here? I don't know.
What I do know is that I have a ton of content (marketing speak) that is heading my way. The townhouse will be a new and different venture for us. Much more decorating than renovating, and much more budget conscious than ever before (not a small, but a very static/limited budget). And the fact of the matter is that my excitement about the townhouse will keep me here on the blog for a while.
Now I just need to figure our how to deal with these collaborations? Are they worth the time? Do I care? What will I get out of it? And what is the best way to do this, if it feels right??
For those of you who have gone the collaboration route, what is your criteria for choosing who to work with? What are your tips for doing this tastefully?? And have you regretted saying yes or no??
I would love to hear from you.