I’ve been blogging since 2006, which in blog years makes me ancient. Since it’s just me managing my blogs, I’ve had to learn quickly. Sometimes this was out of necessity (an update broke my entire blog. WHAT?!). Sometimes this was because I’m a Type A overachiever always looking for a new way to improve myself and my work. Either way, I’ve learned a lot over the years. And I’m sharing my stories here.
While this site originally was intended to have more of a focus on coding, I’ve decided that I will be able to help most by focusing more on what I know. The trial and error I’ve gone through over the years. The new challenges and ideas for improvement that will continue to happen. Not to mention that in my professional life as an IT consultant, I usually work in between the developers and the business. This is where I think I add the most value. And I think this is why I like blogging, which can often fall between tech and non-tech. While a tech post may pop-up, I’m focusing on blogging for now.
There’s a saying that goes, “The wise man learns from others mistakes.” I hope you’re able to learn from some of mine. And hopefully, get a little extra too.
So you see, this isn’t a get rich quick scheme. If it was, I think you’d see a different strategy in my posts. My goal is to provide helpful information. Yes, I do have affiliate and referral links here on Diana Starts, but I will provide information so you aren’t forced to use them. You know those annoying links where you can’t figure out what the product is without clicking on an obvious affiliate link? Like when a fashion blogger wears a cool shirt and the link just says “shirt” (with no contextual text around it)? Yea, I hate those too. I’ll provide all the information you need to search for the product/service on your own.
I do use affiliate and referral links sometimes, and if you use these to make a purchase, I may be compensated. I may also be compensated in other ways, including sponsorship and ad revenue. I will do my best to make any compensation as clear as possible. I hope you can tell from my posts that the products and services I recommend are those I actually use. I’ll do my best to clarify why I like something or why I decided to purchase it.
Bottom line, integrity is important to me. I’ve received plenty of offers over the years, and I’ve turned the majority of them down. Why? Because it’s not worth it to me to waste my time on something I don’t care about, don’t love, or don’t think you’ll find useful. My goal is to help you, not waste your time. Text link to an unrelated site in my sidebar? No thanks. Sample product for cat lovers when I don’t even have a cat? Nope. Pay me to blog about the launch of your big name company’s new diet drink? I don’t think so. Sometimes I do receive offers for things that sound interesting. But if I accept them, please know that compensation does not impact my opinion.
Please know that you’re always welcome to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your support. Now, let’s create something great!
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