Recently I posted about International Living, and their request for reciprocal links between my blog and their social media sites. After much thought, I decided to try it out and I put their link on my sidebar. But, my photos never showed up on their sites and my stats never showed any traffic from them, so I emailed to ask about this.
I received a reply this morning. It seems they have retracted their request. I can certainly understand this. I had a lot of hesitation about including them on my blog as well. If they don’t want someone with my views and lifestyle though, I’m not sure why they asked me in the first place.
It’s nice being in my position. I don’t need to make money and I don’t need traffic. I blog for my own enjoyment, and it’s a bonus that I’ve made some great friends and helped others on their journeys. My blog is always going to say what I think and feel though. I try to be kind and polite, but I will speak the truth as I see it.
So, this is why I had a link to International Living one week and none the next. It’s for the best. Opposites aren’t always meant to attract.