Featured Newbie Blogger – Spending Coupons Not Cash
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From the linked up blogs in Week Nine, I was so happy to feature Melissa at Spending Coupons Not Cash!! It’s been a couple of weeks since the Featured Blogger wanted an interview so I was thrilled when she said YES!!
First, I wanted to remind you about the Newbie Blog Hop that opens at 9pm CST every Tuesday!! The link stays open until midnight on Friday now, but you can stop by anytime to hop through the blogs and see what they are all about!!
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I am still a Newbie and I love getting comments and visits!!
I mean I really love, Love, LOVE getting comments!!
Now, let’s go show Melissa some comment love!!
* Tell me a little bit about yourself and your family.
I am a full time student with two kids (ages 2 and 3) and my husband is active duty in the Navy. We have been stationed at our current duty station for about a year in the middle of NOWHERE California. (**I can’t imagine being in California and thinking I was nowhere…guess it’s all about perspective, huh?)
*Do you have more than one blog? If so, tell me about them!
My only blog is Coupons Not Cash which I started to help others save money once I realized how fun and addicting it could be.
*How long have you been blogging?
I have actually only been blogging since July so we are coming up on 6 months, man time goes fast!
*Why did you start blogging? Is this also why you continue blogging?
I started to blog because I was always bragging to friends about the money I saved and tried explaining to sites and so forth to find them. Then realized it would be much easier to write about it and link people to the pages!
*Who does your blog appeal to? Is this who you thought would be your target audience?
Our audience is I am going to say exclusively the Savvy Shoppers or those who are trying to learn to be savvy. Minus the few friends that read to support me but all in all people looking for good deals and savings are reading our page. And yes this is exactly who we anticipated would read the blog!
*What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
We and when I say we I suppose I should mention in here that my husband although originally supportive now has really jumped on the wagon and helps with the blog by posting and finding deals. But back to the question. We just hope to expand our friends/fans/follower, I hate seeing people spend money when they don’t have to! (**I was wondering who “we” was, but that is so great that your husband helps too!!)
*What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Time! I just started back to school at the end of Aug and man does it take up some time to try and find worthy deals to blog about! That is why I am so thankful that my husband (Jason) helps out now! (**I don’t know how you do it!! I thought about starting a deal blog, but I knew I couldn’t keep up!!)
*What do you love about blogging?
Saving money!!! I love being able to share some awesome deals with others!
*What do you NOT love about blogging?
The time consumption it takes to find good deals! Some days are great and others not so great. Too bad stores don’t consistently give us AMAZING deals
*What types of product reviews and giveaways do you feature?
We have not really touched the product review aspect of blogging yet. I would like to and I am sure we will be opening that door soon, anyone reading interested? (**I am totally interested!! I love reading reviews and entering giveaways!! It’s addicting!!)
*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.
Since our posts are primarily ones that expire I don’t really have any favorites although I do recommend that people check out the 7 Steps to Starting if they are looking to get started, and currently we are trying to link people up with soldiers so they can send them Christmas Care Packages!!
*Do you have any bloggers that you consider to be mentors?
No but like most I can thank The Krazy Coupon Lady for my couponing start
*How do you find time to blog?
Multi-task… sometimes I don’t know how we manage to find time!
*What is your best advice for a Newbie Blogger?
The one thing that I have to say is that it will come with time, when I first started out I was getting so frustrated that our fan base was not shooting through the roof and now I realized that it is okay and slowly it will rise. There are some people that will be more successful and you just have to learn to deal with that! Its hard because you want to be the best but in the long run it will pay off! (**It will!! Those popular bloggers started out with only 1 follower at one time…you just have to keep going!!)
I want to wish you all a wonderful weekend!!
If you’re not too busy, stop by and enter my Trick or Treat Giveaway!!