September 24, 2012

To Be Recognized And Valued … Something We All Want

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Just over two years ago I started this blog with big dreams and a goal to encourage others to find ways to fund their dreams. As a new blogger I wanted to connect with others who were doing the same thing. So I signed up for a conference, boarded a plane and headed to Nashville knowing of just a few other bloggers.

Two of the first people I met were the founders of this online community called BlogFrog, Rustin and Holly. They both had this belief that bloggers were creating little communities and needed a place to bring their readers together. What a great idea! The passion they had to create a place where blog readers would come together was exciting. They both saw that bloggers had a lot to offer and that readers were looking for information from a number of different sources.

I’ve supported BlogFrog from the first day I met Rustin and Holly because they were committed to supporting the men and women who were sharing information and bringing people together through their blogs. Like you, I try to only support people and organization that are meeting or exceeding my expectations. Supporting BlogFrog was one of those no-brainers. Rustin and Holly, from day one, were asking bloggers what they wanted their communities to look like. They were asking readers how they wanted to engage with each other and bloggers. And, most importantly, they were taking the information and creating an online tool that wasn’t what they thought people wanted but was, in fact, what people wanted.

It was a natural extension for brands to notice the growing BlogFrog community and become involved with bloggers. Through the BlogFrog, I’ve had the opportunity to work with several brands. Brands that may not have come to me individually, but recognized that my community is important and through the BlogFrog got to know more about me … and you.

As you know, I don’t work with a lot of brands here. Besides being picky, I have a great deal of respect for you, the reader, and only want to share products and services that would be beneficial to you. Through the BlogFrog’s branded programs I’m able to offer access to other bloggers who are also respected in a particular area and provide a way to maximize the benefits of your time online.

I work with the BlogFrog and highly recommend them to other bloggers as well as you, my wonderful readers, not only because I have a special place in my heart for Rustin and Holly (the first person to retweet me!), but also because they have the same high standards for everyone they work with.

As a part of the BlogFrog Influencer Circle, I have the chance to create meaningful, authentic content for brands I love.  If you’re a blogger interested in new opportunities, join BlogFrog’s Influencer Circle and check out some of the top brands already working with BlogFrog.

If you’re a brand looking to work with online influencers, learn more about BlogFrog’s Brand Solutions here.

And, of course, if you’re a reader, the BlogFrog offers hundreds, if not thousands, of communities on nearly any topic you’d be interested in.

Now, I’m curious. What do you love most about blogs and blogging?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of BlogFrog. The opinions and text are all mine. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Sara

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