Featured Newbie Blogger @CraftsAndThing

It is the time of the week when we post our interview with our “featured newbie blogger.” Are you into crafts? Read further to get to know more about the person behind the Crafts and Things!

Featured Newbie:



Tell me a little bit about yourself and your family.

I am a mother of four beautiful children — 3 boys and 1 girl ages 3 ,6,10, and 12.

How long have you been blogging?

I started my blog on January 26th 2012.

Why did you start blogging? Is this also why you continue blogging?

I am an at-home mom and I was always reading other blogs then one day I decided to give it a shot to meet new people and communicate a little with the outside world.

Who does your blog appeal to? Is this who you thought would be your target audience?

Moms & families with children.

What direction do you see your blog going in the future?

I am unsure yet but I hope to become a popular blog for families.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?

My biggest challenge is finding readers. Being a new blogger, it's one of the biggest steps.

What do you love about blogging?

I love doing reviews & giveaways for my readers so myself and them can come familiar with new products.

What do you NOT love about blogging?

It can get stressful. It takes a lot of time and hard work. It's stressful because I wonder if my readers like my post.

What types of product reviews and giveaways do you feature?

I do different types of reviews and giveaways. I don't focus on just one thing because I want something for everyone.

What was your favorite product to review?

So far my favorite I would have to say is The Butt Bench. This is an awesome product for women and those with disability.

What advice do you have for those wanting to get into this or up the value of their giveaways?

I really recommend anyone just starting out to join in groups and giveaways. It's a great way to get followers/readers and help if you need it.

Besides your blog, how else can people find you? Which method is your favorite/least favorite?

Facebook | Twitter | Google Plus

My favorite is Facebook because all my fans can come to my wall & get updates on my post. My least way is Google+ because I am not sure of who is reading.

Share your top 3 favorite posts from your blog.

My 3 favorite post on my blog would be my About Me post so you can read what my blog is about and a little about me; my Butt Bench review because I love this product as mentioned above; and my Quest Post that I am working on. I am looking for guests who would like to write post for me about crafts for adults & children.

Share your top 3 favorite blogs to read and why.

I have two:

Full Price? Never! – she always has great events for bloggers to join in. It's important to join in events to get more readers.

Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!! – she will help you if needed. She posts great deals and awesome post!

Do you have any bloggers that you consider to be mentors?

There are two bloggers that have helped me get as far as I have: Sisters Saving Cents and Savior Cents. These two ladies have helped me and other bloggers in many ways. They started a group for small bloggers to find information, help & support. In our group we help each other as much as we can. If you are a new blogger you should join in, we will help you.

Do you have a weekly, daily, or monthly Blog Hop or Meme that people should join in? Tell me about it and share an info link.

I have a giveaway linky that I share at least 2 times a day. Come link up your giveaways with me or enter some too.

How do you find time to blog?

After the kids are settle down is usually my time. I dont get on often at night because this is family time.

What else would you like us to know?

If you enjoy crafts, freebies, reviews & giveaways you should visit me. There is always something new.

What is your best advice for a Newbie Blogger? 

As a newbie blogger it can be very hard to gain audience and it gets stressfull but search around and join in groups & blog hops. By doing so you will find lots of information to help you be successful. And of course ask for help if you need it from another blogger. There are lots of us bloggers out there and we're all glad to help in anyway we can. Remember blogging takes a lot of time & effort but it's worth it. Don't give up. We all have to start somewhere.

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