Featured Newbie Blogger @parsimoniousp

It's always nice when a newbie blogger is excited to be featured and this week I crown the MOST excited so far!!

It is the time of the week when we post our interview with our “featured newbie blogger.” Read further to get to know more about Ashley at Parsimonious Pash!

Featured Newbie:

Parsimonious Pash

Parsimonious Pash

 Tell me a little bit about yourself and your family. 

Well, I am 25 years old and I work part-time while going to school full-time, and sell Scentsy and Avon.  I like to stay busy if you can’t tell. I love my blog that I started back in November.  I am physically disabled with a disease called Charcot Marie Tooth Disease.  I try not to let it get in the way of things I want to do however I know I am not perfect and at times it bothers me.  I live with my boyfriend who I have been dating for 6 ½ years now.  We have one dog, Kratos who is 6 years old and an amazing black lab.  We also have two cats that were rescue cats and are thought to be about 2 years old.  I love them.  One is black named Deimos and the other is grey striped name Gonzo.  I know all of my pets have crazy names!  We like being original!

Do you have more than one blog? If so, tell me about them!

I do have two blogs.

My main blog, Parsimonious Pash, is where I blog about almost everything.  I blog about daily living tips, reviews, giveaways, deals, coupons, ect. 

My second blog, The Eclectic Storefront, is much smaller and it is where I post most deals I find for Scentsy and Avon as well as information about them.  That blog doesn’t get as many posts since my main focus is Parsimonious Pash.

How long have you been blogging?

I started really blogging in November 2011; however, I had attempted it before and it just never took off like this did.  I started completely as a couponing blog and realized what my true passion is and my blog is still morphing and changing some as I go along.

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

I started blogging because I wanted somewhere to keep track of everything I was looking at so that I could go back to it.  Now it is about spreading the word letting other people see what is out there and what I believe is something good, and helpful in the household.

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

I think that my blog really appeals to families, mostly women of any age.  I do post mostly products that women would use and deals they would like.  I admit some things I like are “manly” {LOL}.  I do like video games and haven’t posted a lot about them, but expect to see more in the future. 

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

I believe I will continue to write many product reviews and giveaways because I enjoy them.  I also hope to put up more posts and reviews for products where I can give a different perspective on how things work and if they work well for someone who has weak hands and poor dexterity.

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

The biggest challenge?  Really, I don’t know.  I am learning the ropes still.  I think the SEO and HTML side of things is the most confusing; however, I am quickly picking up on the HTML side I still need to figure out the SEO side of things.

What do you love about blogging?

I love talking so blogging is great for that!  I have met some awesome bloggers, fans, and businesses that I would have never met if I hadn’t started blogging.

What do you NOT love about blogging?

I don’t like the sourpusses.  Those people always bring me down when they are saying rude or nasty things because they don’t like something.  I try hard not to let it get to me, but sometimes it does.

(I am SOOO with you on this one, Ashley!!!)

What types of product reviews and giveaways do you feature?

This really varies.  I am starting to get into books and I might start one just for that because I love to read so much.  Aside from that I love pet products, household appliances, and little gadgets.  I LOVE trying new things and I am bringing a new focus into it that includes GREEN and ECO FRIENDLY products because I am trying to switch to as many as I can at home.

What was your favorite product to review? 

My favorite product I haven’t written the review for yet so WATCH FOR IT! {LOL}.  It is for a Litter-Robot that I will be featuring soon.  I love, LOVE this litter box.  I cannot stress how much I love it!!!

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

I think what you need to do is go out and contact companies and show them why you are the person they want to work with.  Show them different sides of you and don’t be all business, be real as well.

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

You can find me on a LOT of social Networks.  My favorites are Facebook, Pinterest, and reclip it.  I love pictures which is why I love the last two.  Facebook I like because everyone pretty much uses it (aside from my boyfriend of course!).

Facebook ♦ Twitter ♦ Pinterest ♦ ReClipit

Share your top 3 favorite posts from your blog.

♦ 3E Love ♦ Daily Living Tips: My Life ♦ 

♦ Video Games, Movies, and Myth Busters ♦

These three posts are my favorite because they are all personal to me.  The first link is one about 3E love, a disability awareness organization that some friends created, and has an amazing logo and idea behind it.  I suggest everyone read about them.  I need to write another post because I did that one so early it really didn’t get any views.

The second link is one about me and my disability.  I want to do more like it I just haven’t had the chance because of the back log of reviews that need to be completed.

The third link is about a few websites that I love and frequent all the time.  I like sharing the things that I am passionate about and these websites and fun and informative.

Share your top 3 favorite blogs to read and why.

I read a lot of blogs! 

I love Jenn's Blah Blah Blog.  I follow hers a lot because I have become friends with her.  She is a wonderful and amazing woman that really is full of life!

This second blog that I know I read a lot is Grandma Juice.  I love following her blog because again I have become good friends with her and enjoy talking with her as well as the fact that I love reading the way that she writes.

Finally my third favorite is Africa's Blog.  She is one of the first blogs I started following.  I love her down to earth nature.  She is willing to say things as they are and not sugar coat things.   That is something that I like and enjoy.

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

Really I have had so many people help me out! It’s amazing. Everyone in the Newbie Blog Hop has been amazing as well as a few others like Kim over at My Bloggity Blog has been wonderful help as well.

How do you find time to blog?

That’s a good question.  I don’t know.  Some days I end up not blogging but I try to every day because it’s relaxing and fun for me.

What is your best advice for a Newbie Blogger?

My best advice is that when you are starting talk to the other bloggers, and your fans get to know people.  Connections mean everything and you never know who you will meet.  The internet is a huge place and you can meet some amazing people and companies!

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