i am krissy

peace, love, & lip gloss

Alliterations are amusing. Chandeliers, cheesecakes, and charm bracelets make me happy. My blog aims to spread pink, positive thoughts and pretty little things. Send me some love and kisses via mail@krissyfied.com.

To my Anonymous commenter

I reply to comments to my posts within the post itself - hence my installation of Intense Debate Disqus - but I thought a comment left from an Anonymous person on my most recent post deserves a post by itself. I actually tried to email him/ her with my response on the email address he/ she left on the required field but my message just bounced back. I'm publishing the exact comment here together with my response in the hopes that he/ she will get to read it.

Here's the comment: 
I've been an avid follower of your blog and I'm just sad that you've turned this blog to a huge advertising space. I miss those personal posts that a lot of people could relate to and not because you are being invited to an event or getting freebies then you are obliged to blog about it. I miss the old krissyfied that I've been following for the past 4 years.
And here's my response on the email I tried to send:

Hello! Saw your email address in the Intense Debate commenting system, I really hope this is a valid email address.

First, I wanted to thank you for reading my blog. You said you've been reading my posts for the last 4 years, wow, that's very flattering, thank you :) I agree that to some extent, krissyfied.com has become a "huge advertising space". I don't want it to be the case really, but to be honest, nothing interesting has been happening with my life lately.. But I also got to write a lot of personal posts this April, I hope you got to read them ;) Modesty aside, I've realized that I write better when I'm writing personal posts, but I find that I can only write those personal posts when something has affected me quite deeply. You said you've been reading my posts for the last 4 years, so you've read my emo-charged posts before about my heartbreaks. I found it really difficult to deal with that tough time in my life and writing about it helped me cope. The only problem is, the guy I was writing about is in the same office as I am, and (even though I have already moved on) now that we're not talking I cringe every time I remember all of those whenever I see him (which is, uh, almost every day). I wanted to delete those posts at first but then I realized that no matter how much I regret it, everything I wrote before was honest, from the heart, and really described what I felt before. 

Anyway I'm blabbering, sorry. I just wanted to say that even if my blog may look like a huge advertising space now, it doesn't necessarily mean that I write them just because of the free stuff I've been getting. Everything I have posted have all interested me. Truth is, I receive at least three emails a day asking for press releases to be posted in my blog, but I only post those that I am interested in, and those that I know my blog's audiences might like. And yeah, okay, some of them I've written as a personal favor to some friends. But as much as possible, I inject my "personal touch" in my posts about the events I've attended and I hope my "voice" still comes across. There are times I get lazy though (and you can find proof of that in my What's Up, [insert name of month] posts). Sometimes I worry about looking like a sell-out, but then again whenever I read my past entries I am reminded how fun this blogging world is, how many opportunities I've been exposed to that I wouldn't have experienced without a solid blogging history under my belt, and how many friends I've met through these new experiences. At the end of the day, I just want to share pretty little things and peace, love & lipgloss ♥

What I've been trying to achieve is a healthy balance between the two (personal posts and brand releases) and I'm sorry if you think I haven't been successful. Almost seven years into this blogging thing and I'm still trying to figure this out hehe. But really, thank you so much for leaving a comment and for reading my blog, I really appreciate it and I am encouraged more than ever to continue on honing my writing skills.

Thank you so much! Happy Friday! :) 

Whoever you are, I hope you are reading this, and thank you for your comment :) To everyone else reading this, I would like to know your thoughts, please?


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