If you enjoy following other bloggers, you probably know all about Bloglovin‘, Networked Blogs, Blogher, etc, but you may not know about Sverve.


I joined Sverve a few months ago because it was recommended to me by a friend. We are all trying to find ways that our blogs can “produce” for us (without costing our readers) and in my case, I was hoping to do some type of monetization within the year so that after this divorce becomes final, I can have an income stream (however small) that allows me to stay at home with my kids, and still be their 100% of the time medical caregiver.

Well, so far, Sverve hasn’t really been that for me. (I’m always telling y’all the truth!) I have made a few dollars (and I mean a few, like TWO) with sponsored share tweets etc, BUT Sverve has been a far greater resource than I thought it would be- and THAT is why I am sharing it on the Living With Juvenile Arthritis blog. (that’s your cue to stay with me another few minutes!)

Before I talk about WHY I am promoting Sverve, let me back up a minute. I have other online resources that I use regularly. Facebook has been an amazing resource to me as a JA mom, I have found community pages and private groups that have helped me foster online relationships with other moms/caregivers that would have been impossible in “real” life. If I have a question, that is where I go. Chances are 50 other moms have been through the same exact thing, and can give me their take. When I want to do serious medical research, I use sites like Pubmed, Medline and Google Scholar. But Sverve fills a different niche. Yes, it has potential to monetize, but since it’s not as much “fit” for me in their campaigns, I have been choosy, and thus only earned $2. What Sverve HAS done for me is give me a unique portal to explore other blogs that fit my interest with very little work.

Sverve has a great category system, where bloggers classify themselves. I can search for other bloggers based on those classifications- the ones that match mine (like Juvenile Arthritis, Pediatric Rheumatic Disease, Parenting Chronic Illness etc) THEN I can follow those users/bloggers/posters with the same interests/focus. The great thing is that I don’t even have to follow the blog per se, I can open Sverve, and right there waiting for me are descriptions of the latests posts with thumbnails of what I chose to follow! Pretty neat right? That way I dont have to get lost in Christmas shopping, New Year’s resolutions or 20 other yummy recipes that I find (like on pinterest.) Its focused on what I choose, and I use this one really to focus on JA. If I want more, I just click!

Best thing though? Even though I have been signed up for months, I have had no yucky spam or unwanted emails because of it. I think of it as a very targeted bloglovin/networked blogs tool that occasionally gives me a chance to make pocket change too.  And in the meantime, I get to see blogs and posts that I might not have come across through other venues that are very specific to our Juvenile Arthritis/parenting chronic illness issues. Win-win.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out Sverve, give it a try- its free, and if you don’t like it, you can always delete your account later. I’m glad that I gave it a chance, and I think that if you do, you might like it too!

(click the link below to head over to my page)

If you would like to endorse me while you’re there, that would be wonderful too….but enough of the shameless self promotion. I hope you go over, give it a try and see what you think!

Have you tried Sverve? Let me know your thoughts!



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  1. Hi Kim. I just found you on Sverve and endorsed you in several areas. Best wishes.
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  2. I love Sverve, I was chose for a local campaign – got to taste food! – and I loved it!! That’s the only campaign so far, but hey, it was cash!
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    • I have been surprised how Sverve has been so much more for me than just a monetization site- its like a less social version of facebook, and a more focused source of info than twitter- the fact that I can choose to earn from it is even better! I hope that others give it a try…

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