Let me first say that I do enjoy doing the blog and sharing all of my experiences with everyone.
However, it's a little time consuming. It's not hard or anything of the sort, just time consuming. I have a 20 month old boy that is very active. This kid doesn't sit still for anything. His feet don't stop from the time he wakes up, till nap time, and then all over again until bed time. He's adorable, and funny, and cute, like all babies. But he's tough! He demands my attention from morning till night. Sure I get some breaks, a few minutes here, a few minutes there. So, I was starting my blog post at 8am and it wasn't getting finished till 10 or 11am sometimes sooner, sometimes later, and in between writing it, I was doing offers, and searching, and recommendations, and clicking here and there, and everywhere. It's nothing hard, it's just all time consuming, and I couldn't even get it done the way I envisioned it because of my time constraints. My time is very valuable to me, and even more so to my son.
I was working hard at trying to build it, and get more readers, and I just was getting burnt out. It's great when you see it growing, more "likes" more followers, another reader here, and there and it's great, you ride the high of it all. And then this lull comes and you wonder is it all worth it. What am I really getting out of it. Is this going to help my family in the long run, or is it just becoming all to much. I couldn't even hit enough likes in march to condone giving away a $5 AGC, which the odds aren't stupendous but not bad in the way of giveaways, especially considering how many people probably don't even read my posts. Then after asking a few times (in blog posts) about how to get a logo made or if someone could submit an estimate and I received 0 responses, at that point I just felt like who's even reading this, anyone at all? I can't even give away free money, let alone buy a domain and get this really going.
I posted the address to here a few times on the SwagBucks facebook page and was immediately bullied out of doing it anymore, even though the swag for dummies link get's posted 500 times a day, by all different people. Sometimes not all things are equal. I'm not a competitor to SwagBucks, but I do post information for competitors sites. My site was here for users of all the sites. I did start with just SwagBucks because that's where I started! Yes I have referral links, so what. I take the time to write about about my experiences and hopefully help some other users, like myself. I didn't have any one to help me, let alone a place to go to learn how to even start out. I did it all by trial and error. It doesn't take long to master the in's and out's of the game, once you get started but if I had a place to go like here, it wouldn't have taken me nearly as long. I'm not trying to toot my own horn or anything my site isn't anything big, but it's more then what is/was out there.
Then I applied to be added to the SwagBucks blog thingy. I still haven't received a response on the matter. Day's later all the big sites started tagging posts to the SwagBucks facebook page, along with ton's of BS in my opinion. You have sites out there right now that post codes and everything else there not suppose to. Have you seen there What is SwagBucks sections? They are horrible, and don't teach you anything really.
So that's what happened here at My Daily Swag, I felt defeated in a sense, and I sort of gave up, don't get me wrong I wasn't trying to get rich quick or anything like that. But I was hoping this blog could pay me a few dollars a month. As it stands I've been here since November, and I haven't generated enough to even get a cash out. Making less then 5 cents a day, and very little in the way of referrals for any site. Yes I've gained a few, but not many at all. I'd say at most 15 total (that's through 4 different sites), and only around 6 were/are active. 2 through SB's, 2 through ZBs, and 2 through iRazoo, ID I'm not sure but not many only averaging around a nickle a week from referrals.
So that's that. My son is more important to me then anything else in this world. How could you not give up everything for this face!
Just to be clear I'm not giving up My Daily Swag, just taking a break, since I'm a little burned out :)