When I started this blog a few years back there was not a blogger category for what I do today. Everyone wanted to force me into being a dating blogger and I didn’t want to be pigeon holed writing only about dating. There is nothing wrong with writing about dating because as you know, I do it all the time but I can only write so many posts about the idiots I have encountered in my lackluster dating life for so long. Plus, it is not good for my dating life. Like at all. When someone finds out I write a blog called MelanysGuydlines they always ask if they are fodder for the blog. So, along the way I decided to branch out and write about my other interest which range from shopping (I have expert experience here), beauty products, clothes, electronics, social media and of course rock n’ roll and DOGS!
Plus, blogging and social media is a business for me. It is my life, my name is on the blog and I work day and night to make it the best I can for me and for you!
When asked more about the description of my blog being a lifestyle blog with a snarky twist I further explain that I am not one dimensional and neither are my readers. True? At first people (SEO) companies told me I couldn’t do what I wanted to do but I fought it and here I am today writing to you with so many cool brands on my blog! I am so happy I stuck to my guns and am proud to be a REAL lifestyle blogger – the snarkiest of course introducing you and further building your love with some of the most awesome brands out there today.
Along, with working with some of the most stellar brands I pride myself on my giveaways. I only work with the best of the best. My inbox is flooded with emails for the latest and greatest products, which I sift through to choose only the best for my followers. Hope you all agree with my choices. I would never work with a brand that I don’t use or don’t like myself. So, if you like what I do, keep coming back for more and let me know if I am missing anything.
What I love even more than that is awarding prizes to people who truly love and want the item up for giveaway. I have had some winners that don’t seem like they really care….even some that never claimed the prize! Can you believe that? Yes, it happens.
I wanted to share the past two winners on the blog with you!
First, the winner from the GoPro Hero who took the time to send me a pic and her new toy! She was so excited and truly stoked and appreciative to receive her prize, my hand written note and a few extra MelanysGuydlines goodies that she sent me this photo! With her permission check out these pics! Thanks Jessica P!!
Second, the contest I did in conjunction with Teen Vogue and Parsons was super cool to host. The comments varied from people that really wanted to explore the fashion industry but just couldn’t afford the cost of the class.
BONUS: the winner of the Teen Vogue/Parsons tuition sent me this note in reply to my notification email.
OMG! This is so amazing! I actually want the prize for my 18 year old Step daughter. She has finished high school and wants a career in the fashion industry but is not sure of which direction to take. This would be perfect for her!
What info do I need to submit to get the prize to her.
What a great gift!
I followed up a few weeks later and am pleased to hear that:
Sabrina is loving the class. It just came along at the perfect time for her. The course helped her discover that she is especially interested in the area of marketing/advertising.
I still have such a permanent grin on my face about these winners (and all of my winners) and hope this offers a little more insight to how cool it is to be able to do what I do!
**Stay snarky my friends!**
Melany, did you just make up that Wynn? Is that your last name? I have entered all your contests and I am hoping to win one. I love all your give aways. Thank you for sharing.
Awww ahah~ Nope. That is my real middle name. Thanks for the comment and best of luck.
STILL TRYING TO WIN AND HOPE IS DYING.
Awww no!! Don’t say that. There are so many chance and wishing you the bet of luck!!!
I have a free blog site nothing big if someone like me want to start blogging seriously what kind of blog site or where should I go Orr start?
What did you have in mind? What did you want to do with your blog? Writing or photos?