I Blog for Loot Bags and Piggy Banks

I Blog for Loot Bags and Piggy Banks

I am a work at home mom (WAHM) who takes care of one daughter who is now three years old.

In the past, I used to write for national magazines as a freelance contributing writer. I would also do events management, layout, come up with creative concepts and the like for local companies. I would do all sorts of odd jobs after I left the corporate world about 10 years ago–including blogging.

Blogging has been one of my sources of income for the last three years already. The income has not been regular or sizable, but for me, every penny counts. And it has also improved as I continued to develop my blogs and write content that is relevant to my readers.

But it had not always been like this. If I remember right, I started blogging eight years ago using the Blogger platform. It was just a blog about my rants and raves. Then I shifted to WordPress where I just wrote about my devotions. It was not until three years ago when I met my friend, Ruby of Pinay Mommy Online, who bought me a domain and hosted it for free. That was my first domain blog, Posh Post. She taught me how to get started and eventually, I learned to tinker with my blogs. I am still not very good about the back-end part but at least I get to put up blogs that look like these.

Then I gave birth to Dindin. I used to blog about her and motherhood in my marriage blog that was hosted by Blogger. But Ruby encouraged me to buy a domain for it, hence the blog, Lovingly Mama.

I may be considered a professional blogger in the sense that I already get paid for what I do. That’s what my brother said. If you do something and you get paid, that is already a profession. Though I still have a long way to go in the financial and influence side of blogging (not that I really intend to be influential), but I am happy to be earning from it. No, I am not one of those who earn hundreds of thousands just by blogging. But I am already happy to be able to supplement our family income from my online pursuits. I also feel a bit more accomplished now that my Adsense earning is picking up and I have already been paid twice.

I would be happy to blog about companies who would give me loot bags. I just hope that they notice this blog. And piggy banks, too, like in my article on Insular Life (Preparing the Future Education of Our Children) that rewarded me a cute little piggy bank (literally!).

piggy bank

A piggy bank from Insular Life

And no, I don’t get loot bags often. Actually, the piggy bank was the first one I got. I live in the province and PR companies in Manila do not often reach out to people here. But that is fine. And I still would be happy to blog about a loot bag.

I am not ashamed to say that I would blog about loot bags and piggy banks. As long as I have a steady stream of income from my blogging endeavors and I am not selling my body or my soul to do it, then I am a happy and content momma. πŸ˜€ If you ask me why most of my articles have grammatical and syntax errors when I am supposed to be a professional writer, well, I hate to say this but I don’t usually edit what I have written. You see, I am quite OC about my writing and if I start to edit it, I would not be able to post it because I will just keep on editing it. LOL

So bear with me. As long as you get my drift, that is fine with me. πŸ˜€

18 thoughts on “I Blog for Loot Bags and Piggy Banks

  1. OneProudMomma

    Well, what can I say.. I’m one proud momma who earns via blogging and I get loot bags too! I don’t see anything wrong with that. As for the grammatical errors, heck it’s my blog and I’d write whatever I want! It’s not like one is allowed to call me stupid if I “mistakenly” typed a wrong spelled word. Besides, no one’s perfect, those who criticize may at one time or another typed the wrong word too. If you don’t like what you read, then scoot!

    P.S. pardon me if I have errors on this comment haha.. My piggy bank hasn’t arrived yet πŸ™‚

    1. mama Post author

      hahaha well said mommy eihdra! πŸ˜€ i am writing this, too, in the hopes that companies would give me loot bags. LOL

  2. Badet

    Very well said Mommy Lo! Besides, ang plastik naman pag sinabing ayaw natin ng lootbags. Imagine, going to an event, gastos mo yung transpo and food tapos wala man lang kahit lootbag as thank you.

    I hope more events will happen to the province in the future. Or better yet, spearhead events for bloggers there. =)

    1. mama Post author

      wahahaa that’s a good idea sis Badet. but hmmm…I dunno if I am up to it. Thankfully, mommy May is already SM’s PR and we hope to have more events through her. πŸ˜€

  3. Matsumoto

    I feel so sad that I don’t know any blogging people around here, most are written in the vernacular…don’t even know if there are blogging events. lols. πŸ˜€ I want a loot bag too! teehee!

    1. mama Post author

      hahaha I just want to make it clear that I love lootbags. The piggy bank was the first freebie I got and I am just so happy about it. I am announcing it so that PR companies will take notice and send me some. LOL

  4. jared's mum

    don’t we all love loot bags + piggy banks? Not that we’d only blog to get them, but we’d gladly accept anything that is send our way, right? + I do not see anything wrong with it, as long as we’d love to write about the product + it will be beneficial to our readers, right? πŸ™‚

    My son is is enamored with Peppa {that’s what we call our piggy :)} since the day it arrived!

    1. mama Post author

      me, too. those are gifts right? i would gladly accept gifts. πŸ˜€

  5. zoan

    Hello sis, You are Absolutely right:) you see, i am a mother, a blogger and a sucker for lootbags who lives in the province too:) i would love to blog about conpanies who gives ne lootbags too;) hehehe

  6. Regina Celemin

    Can I join your rants he!he! taga probinsiya din ako and rarely I get chances being invited sa mga events which lately I came to know almost everyday meron. Loot bags are acceptable of course, in lieu of our effort and pamasahe di ba?

    1. mama Post author

      See, ngayon mo lang di alam. haha kaya at least if there are other bloggers who would not accept goodies, at least the companies now know that there are still who do. πŸ˜€

  7. wrinkle injections

    We opened a savings account in my daughters name when she was 2 weeks old. We give her all our change to throw in there plus money she gets for her birthday or Xmas.

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