Each week at the Newbie Blog Hop, we choose a Featured Newbie to interview and get to know a little better. From the blogs that linked up in Week 17, the chosen blogger is Liz from Saving with Scissors!
Let's see how she has been dealing with blogging and learn with great advice she has to give!
I’m Liz, I live in a great little town outside of Raleigh, NC with my husband of 5 1/2 years and our 4 year old son. I’m an at-home mom who loves getting together with friends and family for just about any occasion.
Saving With Scissors is my only blog, although I have some plans (& dreams) to start 1 or 2 more.
I have been blogging since Sept 2011, going on 3 months!
Why did you start blogging? Is this also why you continue blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted to help people find deals and ways to save in their everyday lives.
Who does your blog appeal to? Is this who you thought would be your target audience?
I believe my target audience is anyone who is the main spender in their family!
I hope to continue to grow and to reach more people. I would eventually like to add a forum to allow users to connect and share coupons and money-saving ideas.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Growing an audience that is engaged.
I love that I can do it from home!
What do you NOT love about blogging?
I spend hours and hours and hours blogging! There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes work to be done.
I’m involved in a lot of giveaways for cash, prizes and codes. Right now you can win a Kitchen-Aid mixer, $210 cash, $50 cash, $1000 cash, etc etc.
Check out my Enter To Win page.
Network, network, network! Be open to new ideas. Join with other bloggers and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
I love my tips of the day page where I post about how to coupon and save money.
I also love my recipe posts when I match a recipe with a coupon available.
I have enjoyed gathering together great deals for the holidays
Share your top 3 favorite blogs to read and why.
I don’t have much time to read other blogs, but I love blogs about design, photos and mommy-issues.
I blog whenever my 4 year old lets me!
Remember that you can’t chase every deal, every coupon, every freebie out there! Just do what you can, take breaks from the computer and take a day or two off every week –get away from the computer for your sanity!
That ends the interview! Remember that the Newbie Blog 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. Who knows, you could be next week's featured newbie!