Pay It Forward

Amongst my usual afternoon scrolling on Twitter I came across this tweet from Christine of The So-Called Homemaker.

Pay It Forward

When I first saw it, I was a bit skeptical. For obvious reasons. There are many ads like this on Twitter that then lead to spam, which in turn just frustrates you. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I clicked on the link to find that Christine was taking part in a “pay it forward” initiative for bloggers. Because of that initiative I’ve managed to get a whole month sponsorship on her site… for free!

And now it’s my turn to “pay it forward”! The first 5 people who comment on this post will receive a 200 x 200 ad spot plus social media mentions for a whole month. I would offer Starbucks gift cards or something else for non-bloggers, but unfortunately I’m a struggling graduate who can barely buy anything for herself. This is the best I can do ๐Ÿ™‚

Now all you have to do is offer the same to your readers, within the next month or so. Offer them whatever you like, just as long as you “pay it forward”.

I’m so thankful to Christina for this opportunity, and I’m hoping that we can keep this trend going!

SEE ALSO:  Velkommen til Norge.


  1. April 30, 2014 / 9:49 am

    This is a great idea! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this myself so this is a good opportunity. I’m currently redesigning my layout so it has a sidebar, perfect for adverts. I hope we can keep this going. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. April 30, 2014 / 10:57 am

    I saw this and thought it was awesome! I don’t get a whole lot of traffic to my site but I thought about doing something like it. =D

  3. May 1, 2014 / 8:15 am

    Nice! I would love to get the ad spot. I will probably offer them a ad spot too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. May 1, 2014 / 11:49 am

    Such a lovely idea, so nice that every1’s so caring towards each other ! xx

  5. May 3, 2014 / 4:28 am

    That’s such a sweet idea, Chynna!

    Why aren’t we just affiliates anyways? We used to be! I’d be down to link to your site on mine as well! I’ve been building up my link list anyways. Let me know what you think (: But the social media mentions would be sweet ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. May 3, 2014 / 9:23 pm

    Dang! Five people already commented but that’s a COOL idea. Honestly, I love it!

  7. May 6, 2014 / 5:56 am

    I like it when there are these awesome “programs” where you pay it forward however you can. It creates a positive vibe for the whole community and everything :). Even if you don’t have spare change for the gift cards or anything, at least you’re offering some space on your blog for ads :D!

  8. May 6, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    Oh, what a nice trend! Since I just had my economics exam last week, I still think in terms of currency and transaction and injected spending consumption. That being the case, in this term, this trend encourages spending/commenting and sponsorship in ways that allow everyone feel more included and more incentivized to participate! Too bad I wasn’t quick enough. Oh well, it’s a pretty nice tactic! ๐Ÿ™‚

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