Letter from the Editor
A Letter from the Editor about this Blog’s Business
I’m a resident physician, on a tight, tight budget. I started PSS as a girly haven for my love of fashion, accessories, design, and generally girly things, as well as an escape from the traumatic & sudden loss of my 20-year-old brother in October ’09.
After a while, advertisers came on board – sure, they pay for the ad space to show you their wares, but I want you to know that advertising revenue covers hosting costs (I’m not on a free service like Blogger, I love my self-hosted WordPress!), and things like giveaway items (for you!) and airfare/hotel costs for the myriad fashion blogging conferences I attend each year.
With regard to “c/o” outfit items – I’ll never wear an item that isn’t my style or taste, just because I got it for free. In fact, I’ve politely refused to wear or returned many items that were just plain ridiculous! More importantly, nearly every single item I wear that is complimentary I picked out myself. I insist on this policy with most brands. So you know that it’s all me. Actually, I’ve greatly reduced the number of sponsored outfit items that I receive, and in fact purchase most of my entire wardrobe myself. Sponsorships are a two-way street, and when PSS and a sponsor are mutual fans of one another, I think it’s a harmonious relationship that benefits not only both parties, but you the reader as well, since most of the time I am able to procure a promotional discount for PSS readers. I am a big fan of the win-win situation.
I go out of my way to ensure that I uphold the utmost integrity with my blog. I only hope other blogs take my lead.
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