SoFab Makes Me Sparkle

Well Social Fabric really doesn’t “make” me sparkle. They don’t “make” me do anything actually. They just allow me to be me and they help me shine. I might or might not have just searched my site to find that I have 8 pages….EIGHT PAGES…of posts tagged with Social Fabric and Collective Bias. About 75% of those posts are review posts because for some crazy reason, these people keep pairing me with fabulous brands who allow me to test their products in a way that suits my lifestyle, give insights about my shopping experiences, and show y’all how I use these products in my every day life. It’s just kind of a natural fit, but it’s oh-so-much more than that to me.Β 
You see, the other 25% of those posts are personal because they didn’t ask me to do anything. They didn’t pay me a dime. I didn’t get a single thing in return, other than love and support. And that’s why during this month of “love” I felt I should circle back around and explain why I love Collective Bias and Social Fabric so much…yet again! I’d like to promise you that I’ll keep this short, but I’d probably be lying. You know me better than that by now.
You see, back in June of 2011, when I was really new to this blogging thing, I was invited in to this community. I connected quickly and I started shopping. I think the first time I professed my actual love was back in November of 2011 when they were having a half birthday and showing my appreciation seemed like the right thing to do. It was about that time that I was offered the opportunity to lead others within the community. Holy are you serious? That was amazing and I loved taking my experience to the next level!
These amazing people gave me opportunity after opportunity and I was appreciative to be able to do what I love to do…write and support others…and so I stuck with it, and they stuck with me. Stuck like glue…Elmer’s of course!
But for me, this isn’t just a business relationship, this is personal. I’ve received flowers on more than one occasion for my hard work and over-bloated nesticles. I received sparkly surprises “just because” one time, and I’ll have to admit this one really made me cry like a baby as I read the card. Shush…you know I’m a sap!
But probably the #1 reason my affiliation with this amazing community won’t die unless they boot me out for my nonsense is the real bonds I’ve made with other members. These aren’t hollow or typical online bonds. I work with these women every day. They are my friends. I bounce my ideas off of them and for whatever reason, they bounce theirs off of me. I have actually entrusted 2 of my community members that I “work” with, and talk to daily, with personal details that most of my family members don’t even know. And my secrets, joys, and sorrows will go to the grave with them. We are that much of a family.
So does Social Fabric “make” me sparkle? No they do not. They just enable my sparkly nature and for that, I will be forever grateful. Happy Valentine’s Day, and every other day, Social Fabric/Collective Bias. I just can’t tell you enough how much I love you all. Gush over!
About Christy

Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. I know where the bodies are buried, it’s true. But so do you, so…
    I can’t wait for SoFabCon!

  2. It truly is such an amazing group!!! I would never have “met” you or many others, had it not been for Cbias! I wish I could have met all of you at SoFabCon but there is always 2014!

  3. clgossett says:

    Yes ma’am..there’s always next year and I can’t wait to meet you!

  4. clgossett says:

    I have no idea what you’re talking about. πŸ˜‰

  5. Cool Christy…you are such a wonderful team mate!!! XOXOX

  6. When I think of SoFab, I think of you, and people like you, who make such a difference. You are a huge part of what makes SoFab so fab! β™₯ you!

  7. Love this post! Cbias would not be the same without you! You have been such a dear friend to me and have helped me in so many ways. Sparkly hugs to you!

  8. I am looking forward to getting to know you better! πŸ™‚

  9. You are one of the few people that make this cold heart melt! I can’t imagine life with our SoFab family & YBS. πŸ˜‰

  10. Ahhh…cold hearts melting. One of my missions in life. My work here is done.

  11. Are you going to SoFabCon?

  12. Back at ya Laura! So glad that we’ve gotten to know each other over the past couple of years.

  13. Well I have you to thank for my affiliation with SoFb and for my career path. You are a dear friend!

  14. Gotta love our team. πŸ™‚

  15. I think I have read this about ten times and still haven’t commented because I wanted to say something about what SoFab means to me with regards to our friendship. I can’t find the words, but I think you know how I feel about you…and about SoFab. I love reading about how you got involved with cbias and I jump for joy every time we get to work together. THAT is why I love SoFab!