Featured Newbie Blogger @ladies_lounge7
Tell me a little bit about yourself and your family.
Well, my name is Elizabeth. I work at an insurance office during the day, and take night classes at the local college so I can earn my degree in accounting. I also have a boyfriend. So work, school, my man, and my blog keep me very busy!
Do you have more than one blog? If so, tell me about them!
Nope, one is plenty for me.
How long have you been blogging?
Since October 2011, so 5 months.
Why did you start blogging? Is this also why you continue blogging?
Before I started blogging, I would enter a lot of giveaways. When I won giveaways, I loved all the products I could try that I might now have otherwise. I entered mostly blog giveaways. Then one day I decided that if other people can have a blog to give away products, I can do it too. So the reason I started to blog was so I could try new products and write about my experience with them.
Who does your blog appeal to? Is this who you thought would be your target audience?
I wanted my blog to appeal to women since I wanted to talk about women products. I am finding that the products that I focus on are not only products for women, but could be for the family, home etc. But I do think my blog still does appeal to women as a whole.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I want to stick with reviewing and giving away products to my readers. But I also want to include more posts about my life and my thoughts. So that is something I will start doing more of.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
I think I have been very fortunate and have not faced too many problems. The main thing would have to be finding time to blog
What do you love about blogging?
I love all the different people I get to “meet” and all the new products I am able to share with my readers.
What do you NOT love about blogging?
I do not like that I feel like it takes over my life sometimes.
What types of product reviews and giveaways do you feature?
Jewelry, lotion, soaps, makeup, accessories, wall decals, personalized gifts, sometimes books, and lots of other stuff!
What was your favorite product to review?
I loved Kristine’s Shower products. I was given homemade lotion and soap to review. I actually have already bought more because I loved it so much. I also liked when I was able to review a bird decal for my wall. I never would have tried that otherwise.
What advice do you have for those wanting to get into this or up the value of their giveaways?
Pitch, pitch pitch! A good place to start is other people’s blogs to see which companies they are working with. Also join sites that link you up with companies like Tomson, Bloggerdise, etc.
Besides your blog, how else can people find you? Which method is your favorite/least favorite?
My favorite is Facebook. My least favorite is Twitter.
Share your top 3 favorite posts from your blog.
That was a hard one. I am not sure if I have a favorite, but I picked three anyways!
Who knew I would like Scrapbooking
What Would I Do Without My Kitchen Aid Mixer
Why Do I Keep Using Whitening Strips?
Share your top 3 favorite blogs to read and why.
K Squared Glamour – She always shows the newest makeup, jewelry, clothing items.
Shibley Smiles: I like that she always has recipes, reviews, and interesting stories about her life.
Pink Dandy Chatter: I like all the reviews she has.
Do you have any bloggers that you consider to be mentors?
I do not have a specific person, but I am a part of a group called the Karma Blogers. It is a great group where everyone helps each other out.
How do you find time to blog?
It is very hard for me. During the week, I blog late at night. During the weekend, I have a lot more time. So weekends are catch up time for me.
What else would you like us to know?
Thank you Janet for allowing me to be this week feature!
What is your best advice for a Newbie Blogger?
Stay on track (it is so easy to lose time on the internet doing other things) and join support groups on Facebook with other bloggers. I have learned so many from other bloggers.
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