I Got an Offer
No, not an offer to buy my site, but an offer to partner on social media and promotion. A company called Consumers Advocate emailed me to say they liked my pet health insurance review (where I had mentioned their recommendation) and asked if I would be interested in a trade. I put their link in my post and they share my post on social media.
They are not as large as the famous Consumer Reports that has been around for a long time but their company has 41 employees and they produce a great amount of high quality reports and reviews on various consumer products and services. I am adding links to their pet health insurance report (which I had used in my post anyway) and they will be sharing my post.
The person who contacted me said he showed my review to the other staff and they liked it. He said their social media person would be sharing my post and they would let me know when they did. I don't expect this to be a huge thing, but it is amazing to get such an offer! They said they would keep me in mind if they did future reports in my field.
Yay, for being found! That is a sure sign we are moving onwards and upwards! This is the first company with such breadth and scope to contact me and it is pretty exciting.
I spent hours cleaning and updating the post and added an internal link to a newer, relevent post as well as some more references. It felt good to make some progress! I have been meaning to go back and update old posts so this made it much easier to get started. I was spending a ton of time trying to figure out if Jaaxy or Ubersuggest was more accurate for some new keywords and was getting burned out prior to seeing the email from this company so it was a welcome change of pace.