Now that I have been writing this blog for a while, I have started to get approached by brands to work with them to promote their products.
When it first happened, I felt pretty damn excited as I actually felt like a proper blogger. Someone asked me to review their book, which I was glad to do (especially as it was good). The prospect a freebie (or – even better – cold hard cash) was very exciting, and for my very first ever sponsored post I actually received both: coffee pods and a few quid to write a review.
I am personally not a fan of reading blogs which are full of sponsored posts as I don’t always trust the content, so I didn’t want It’s not easy being greedy to be like that. And whilst I desperately wanted to accept every single freebie on offer (a trait inherited from my mum), some of them weren’t exactly relevant for this site, and so I had to pass up on them (it actually pained me to do it, but these brands do expect people to write about their products if they share opportunities, and I couldn’t figure out how to shoehorn film reviews and overviews of day-trips to theme parks into a food blog!).
These potential opportunities got me thinking about the kind of brands, products, books and other websites I love, and why I love them. I genuinely care about where my ingredients comes from, and I take great pleasure in sourcing good products and sharing that information with people. I can get quite evangelical when describing good food, recipes, companies, service, restaurants and nice folks, so It’s not easy being greedy seems like a great place for me to share my discoveries.
So I decided it would be nice to showcase some of my favourite things on It’s not easy being greedy, and explain why I love them.
None of the content in this section is sponsored by a brand or company – I just write about it because I genuinely think it’s great (you can find out more about my sponsored post policy on my disclaimer). I’ll add new posts as and when I come across things I want to share with you (I already have quite a list in mind!) – and if you think you know something I’ll like, let me know in the comments section.
Can you guess what my first ‘Why I love …’ will be? There’s a hint in the picture …