Each week, we choose a featured blogger from the previous week’s linky for us to be familiar with everybody. We are happy to announce that from blogs linked up in Week 15, Becca Presnall, the owner of The ABC Kidz, has been chosen as the featured newbie blogger of the week! Now, let’s get to know more about Becca and how blogging has been treating her.
Tell me a little bit about yourself and your family.
I’ve been married for 8 years and we have 3 kids. Their names start with “A”, “B”, and “C”. But we didn’t originally plan on doing this so they don’t go in order (that drives some people crazy!). I stay at home although I run an Amway business on the side.
Do you have more than one blog? If so, tell me about them!
No, but I recently became a writer for Examiner.com. I’m the “surprise makeup examiner” and my link is http://www.examiner.com/makeup-in-glendale/becca-pressnall
How long have you been blogging?
A little over 2 months
Why did you start blogging? Is this also why you continue blogging?
I’m a giveaway addict and created my blog mostly to get those “extra” entries. But now that I’ve been blogging I realize that I LOVE it and continue to do it because I like to write!
Who does your blog appeal to? Is this who you thought would be your target audience?
Women mostly other moms. Yes.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I’m not sure but I hope to keep doing this for a long time!
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Finding the time to write. I mostly do it at night after my family goes to bed, but I’m so tired at that point that it’s hard to focus.
What do you love about blogging?
Sharing stories about my family. I’m using this as a way to document our lives together.
What do you NOT love about blogging?
What types of product reviews and giveaways do you feature?
Family-friendly items. So far I’ve done beauty products, hair accessories, an educational program and books.
What was your favorite product to review?
Recipe book for kids. We found some great recipes that we still use!
Besides your blog, how else can people find you? Which method is your favorite/least favorite?
Share your top 3 favorite posts from your blog.
Tribute to a friend who passed away 11 years ago.
The kid-friendly recipes I mentioned before.
World Vision, a non-profit I support.
Share your top 3 favorite blogs to read and why.
These blogs have blogger-ed tutorials that I’ve learned a lot from:
Makobi Scribe, VoiceBoks, and Madame Deals.
Do you have any bloggers that you consider to be mentors?
No, but I’d love to be mentored by someone!
How do you find time to blog?
Whenever I have a free moment. Usually at night when everyone’s gone to bed & the house is quiet!
What is your best advice for a Newbie Blogger?
Joining communities to network with other bloggers has really helped me. I’ve learned a lot from them and gained some followers!
There you have it! What can you say about our featured newbie? You can leave comments down below.
In other news, we still have a few hours left to link up on Newbie Blog Hop Week 15. Remember that this hop opens every Tuesday at 9PM CST and closes at midnight every Friday. Come back on Tuesday if you are new to blogging so you can link up and get to know your fellow newbies. We have a Triberr tribe (send me an email if you are interested to join) and a Facebook Group.