When blogging first started way back when, it was used almost like an online diary type thing. Which then turned to lots of reviews, which then led to what it is today: a community for savvy men and women cultivating their very own brand. Hours spent designing, editing and writing means that yes, sometimes bloggers, including yours truly, are lucky enough to collaborate in partnerships with other brands. For me, this means I do accept products for review purposes and I do accept money for sponsored posts as well. When this happens I do always tell my readers per the FTC guidelines. Sometimes I also use affiliate linking - meaning when you click on a link provided in my post and actually purchase an item from the brand or store, I earn a small commission.