#ClaireRants: Why I don’t plan giveaways

Greetings my beauties, and welcome back to my blog! As you can tell from the title, it is yet another irrelevant and ambiguous rant. It won’t be a long post like the others. In fact, I want everything to be kept as short as possible to avoid misleadings and detours of any sort.

Now if you’re a local reader – in which case, hello sbieħ tiegħi! – you know that about two years ago, I hosted a giveaway to commemorate my one-year blogiversary and a pretty good number of people participated and eventually the winner was picked at random. Out of this, I got lots of likes on my Facebook page, Instagram account and on here too.

But in the end, it got me thinking…

Why do bloggers and influencers plan giveaways to celebrate their achievement? I’m aware that it’s a way of thanking people for following their “journey” or whatever they call it, and to be fair, I don’t really get why.

As a blogger, I want people to read my blog to learn and not to get something materialistic in return. And besides, I don’t get sponsors or free items because I’m not a stick-thin influencer with good looks, an array of clothes and a personal photographer, so I’m apparently not classified as neither a blogger nor an influencer.

I know what some of you might say: why don’t you buy the items yourself?! Honey, my paycheck barely gets me through the month as we speak. With a minimum wage, a car, monthly fees and groceries, the rest is saved up for more important and expensive things, like a future place or a nice trip to relax after a long year of work.

So bottom line: the majority of giveaways are easy-access promotions for a blogger’s account and the brand itself. And I’m not a fan of that at all.

Read my blog for knowledge and entertainment, but don’t expect any giveaway anytime soon… unless someone’s nice and sponsors me. In that case, a giveaway will follow 😉


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