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Blog Spotlight | November Sunflower


Today I would like to welcome Staci from November Sunflower. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

I’M A WIFE AND MOTHER FROM LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK. BORN AND RAISED, NEVER PLAN ON LEAVING. I HOPE MY CHILDREN LEARN TO LOVE LONG ISLAND AS THEIR FATHER AND I DO, BUT I HOPE THEY GET TO TRAVEL AND LIVE IN OTHER PLACES ALONG THEIR PATH.

Please tell me about your blog.

MY BLOG IS ABOUT LIVING LIFE IN A FRUGAL WAY. NOT CHEAP, BUT RATHER SPENDING MONEY WISELY. BEING ABLE TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE PAYCHECK EACH WEEK. I FIND GREAT FREE EVENTS, FREE FOOD, FREE MUSIC, FREE SAMPLES, DISCOUNTS, DEALS, GIVE TIPS ON SHOPPING ON LINE AND HOW TO EARN CASH BACK DOING ONLINE SHOPPING. I SHARE EVERYTHING THAT I FIND AND LOVE.

How long have you been blogging?

I STARTED BLOGGING LAST SUMMER, SO IT HAS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR.

How did you get started?

MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE TO WRITE, BUT THEY ALSO KNEW THAT THE STUFF I WAS FINDING OUT THERE WAS GREAT INFORMATION AND ONE OF MY FRIENDS TOLD ME TO LOOK INTO BLOGGER. I COULD SHARE ALL MY GREAT INFO FOR FREE WITH EVERYONE. I HAVE SINCE MOVED ONTO MY OWN DOMAIN NAME, HOSTING IT THROUGH A THIRD PARTY COMPANY AND TOOK OWNERSHIP OF IT.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I DON’T SELL ANYTHING, BUT I OFFER ADVICE, TIPS AND I DO REVIEWS ON EVERYTHING FROM FOOD TO KID PRODUCTS.

What was your favourite giveaway?

LITTLE LOOSTER WAS MY FAVORITE GIVEAWAY SO FAR. JUST BECAUSE I FELL IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT, THE MOM WHO
CREATED IT AND HOW IT EASED MY LIFE DRAMATICALLY. I TOTALLY LOVED BEING ABLE TO DO A GIVEAWAY SO THAT ANOTHER MOTHER COULD SHARE THIS AMAZING JOY!

Who does your blog appeal to?

FRUGAL MINDED PEOPLE, WHETHER THEY LIVE ON LONG ISLAND OR NOT.

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

I HOPE TO BECOME THE PLACE FOR LONG ISLANDERS TO GO WHEN THEY WANT TO FIND FREE STUFF TO DO ON THE ISLAND, OR WANT GREAT ADVICE ABOUT SHOPPING, OR GREAT RESTAURANTS THAT OFFER GREAT DEALS, BARGAINS. I PLAN ON BEING THE LON ISLAND RESOURCE FOR ALL THINGS FRUGAL!

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

SELLING AD SPACE.

What do you love about blogging?

WRITING AND SHARING.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

I DON’T LIKE WHEN PEOPLE GET LAZY ON THEIR BLOGS. THEY DON’T DO ALL THE RESEARCH BEFORE THEY POST. THERE IS ONE
BLOG THAT I FIND THAT JUST THROWS UP EVERYTHING FREE SHE CAN FIND AND SOMETIMES SHE REALLY IS NOT DOING A SERVICE TO HER READERS….I ONLY PUT THINGS UP THAT I HAVE TRIED MYSELF, I THINK SHE IS LAZY AT THIS POINT AND INEVER WANT TO GET TO THAT POINT.

Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway?

FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! OR THE COMMENTS WILL BE THROWN OUT.

newbie review bloggers?

I’M PRETTY NEWBIE TO THE REVIEW THING, SO MY ADVICE FOR OTHER NEWBIES IS TO BE HONEST ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE REVIEWING. YOU ARE DOING THE REVIEW FOR YOUR READERS. ALWAYS PUT THEM FIRST!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I LOVE SOFIA’S IDEAS, THREE PUGS & A BABY, INEXPENSIVELY, KIDZOLA KOMMUNITY, CELIAC-ISMS AND SERENITY ACRES NOW.

How can people find you?

IT’S SUPER EASY. YOU CAN FIND ME AT WWW.NOVEMBERSUNFLOWER.COM FOR MY BLOG, I HAVE GOOGLE FRIEND CONNECT. YOU CAN FIND ME AT FACEBOOK.COM/NOVEMBERSUNFLOWER (I’M ALSO ON NETWORKED BLOGS) AND YOU CAN FIND ME ON TWITTER.COM/NOVSUNFLOWER.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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