There is something I need to get off my chest cause it's p*ssing me off.
Sharing freebies, budgeting tips, contests and the like is not freaking spam!!! Spam is when you have a vested interest in sharing something. And I'm sorry, something just being on your blog is not a freaking vested interest. Even if the mom has ads on their blog- I guarantee the $2-$3 TOPS if not just mere cents made a month from ads on a blog doesn't begin to make up the cost from the electricity spent posting the tips both on the blogs and in the assorted groups and websites online. End of story the moms like me that are posts TIPS are not doing it to help us out, we are doing it because we are trying to help YOU out. We are doing it because we are nice people and we want to help others! I don't freaking have a blog for me, I know all this crap already, I do all this crap already, none of the contests I host help me out at all, I can't win them!!! I spend my free time and put the effort into doing it because I want to help YOU out. Because I've managed to pay off almost 40k in debt and then became a stay at home mom afterwards & buy our own home and live a healthy earth friendly lifestyle when my husband only makes TOPS WITH COMMISSION BEFORE TAXES 23k a year. I heard all the time about moms that husband brought in 2 to 6 times as much as mine who couldn't afford to stay home our even afford to live and I wanted to share how I did it and the tricks and tips and things I use to do it because I hated the idea of someone else being in that situation if sharing my experience and tricks could help them.
IT ABSOLUTELY PISSES ME OFF WHEN PEOPLE ARE JERKS BECAUSE I GO OUT OF MY WAY TO DO THIS. I DON'T HAVE TO, IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ MY HELP FINE, I DON'T REALLY CARE, JUST EXIT MY THREADS AND DON'T SAY ANYTHING. BUT IT'S NOT FREAKING SPAM OR SOLICITATION WHEN SOMEONE ISN'T GAINING A SINGLE D@## THING FROM IT. SPAM AND SOLICITATION IS WHEN SOMEONE POSTS MESSAGES TO GAIN SOMETHING, USUALLY MONETARY WISE.
I know most of you are happy that I post the stuff and already understand the above just as common sense. It just seems like the ones that don't are much more vocal about it. Also it hurts when you are trying to do something nice, especially where I've shared possibly sensitive personal info like when I did the monthly budget breakdown, to have someone be mean to you about it hurts.