Rich in Variety came from the wonderful mind of Melanie Barksdale. Her idea quickly grew and transformed into something else. It started with one blogger and then developed into a team of six bloggers. All together we make up Rich in Variety Blog Tours. We are a free blog tour service dedicated to promoting marginalized voices. We began our blog tour service so that we can help people of color, LGBTQIA+ and disabled authors. However, we noticed that we left some people out, so we are striving to better. We believe in positive representation and strive to be an inclusive service.