Editor's Letter, Winners & a Giraffe?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Well, editor is a term I'm using loosely...since I'm referring to myself! But I guess in the sense of this blog, I am the editor. Editor In Chief, actually! Someone make me a name plate!

Dear Loyal Readers, and Occasional Readers, and those of you who ended up here accidentally and computers locked-up before they could click away:

As some of you may have noticed, there have been more sponsored posts and giveaways on Hi Sugarplum lately. And I know, as a blog reader myself, that they aren't always looked upon favorably. But as this blog grows, more opportunities are being offered. Which is a total Catch 22, I know! 

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I want you to know that I weigh each opportunity very carefully, and only accept those for products I believe in, and the discounts and giveaways I find truly desirable. All of my reviews are honest and the opinions my own, regardless if there's a paycheck attached to it. These posts will most often run on Saturdays, so they won't interfere with my regular posts. My goal is to stay true to myself, this blog, and the reasons I started Hi Sugarplum. I promise not to become an obnoxious pimp. I can't promise not to be obnoxious.

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Please bear with me as I tread through these new (and exciting!) waters. And remember, the extra dough (Even if it is paltry, I mean, I'm not quitting my day job here!) only means more projects and makeovers I can show here! Win-Win, right?!

Your DIY Slave,
Cassie Sugarplum
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And speaking of winning, you can find the winner of the 31 Gifts Shop Credit here, and the winner of the fabulous Foo Dogs from Live Like You here! Winners shoot me an email to collect your loot! Thanks and Congrats!

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And since it goes against my bloggy mantra, I have to show at least one pic in this post. So I leave you with my favorite Pinterest image this week. If a baby giraffe doesn't melt your cold heart and prepare you for the weekend, then you have no hope! Happy Weekend, lovebugs!

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17 witty retorts:

  1. Editor in Chief.....no, I am thinking Chairperson & CEO! Pimp on I say if it means a little lettuce for the kitty - just keep it real! Happy weekend.

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  2. Editor in Chief.....no, I am thinking Chairperson & CEO! Pimp on I say if it means a little lettuce for the kitty - just keep it real! Happy weekend.

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  3. That baby giraffe is so cute! I think you're finding a great balance. :)

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  4. Even though you owe no one an explanation of how you run your blog-you totally cracked me up in the delivery of it!! Girl with your wit you could advertise brown paper bags and people would still love you!! Have a great weekend girlie!

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  5. Furthering your giraffe love...I have a friend in Dallas who was called by the Zoo to perform a sonogram on their momma giraffe. Cool job, huh? Congrats on your new opportunities, Cassie.

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  6. If you can make money off of a blog that you love to do, I say go for it! You're doing a great job at not losing the heart of the blog.

    And that giraffe is adorable. Seriously made my day.

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  7. Good for you. It takes a lot of work to develop relationships with companies and I'm glad to see your success.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  8. You definitely need a name plate! So excited for all your new bloggy opportunities!!

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  9. Absolutely love the blog! just added you to my follow list, can't wait to see more updates!

    Hope you find the time to check out mine!

    door251.com

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  10. Sponsored posts don't bother me at all and if it gives you a little extra cash then bring em on!

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  11. I just want to give that baby giraffe a smooch! (BTW: giraffe was totally a spelling word for my 1st grader this week.)

    I agree 100% with everything Amanda said. This is your blog, and you can do whatever you'd like. Love your delivery! We're not going anywhere!
    xo

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  12. It is so difficult to strike a balance between all that stuff! Don't worry, I'll only refer to you as OP (obnoxious pimp) lovingly (c:

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  13. I find it's easy to read around contests and offers on blogs if I'm not interested in them, so I for one am not offended at all by them. Heck, most of us hope to be that popular one day. Go for it, Cassie!

    And thank you for that poster today. Sarcasm is my second (and very often misunderstood) language.

    Have a great day!

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  14. .....A wise man once said....

    A man or *Woman* gotta do, what a woman gotta do !

    Love your blog!

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. And unfortunately, because of insane amounts of spam, I've had to disable Anonymous comments for awhile. I just didn't need any more information on penis enlargements! But you can always email me! xoxo, cass