I am running a feature spotlighting other Canadian Review & Giveaway Blogs. If you have one and would like to be featured, please email me at [email protected]
Today I would like to welcome Audrey from Audrey’s Give Away Blog
. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
I live on a farm close to a small town in Southern Manitoba. It’s hot & dry in the summer – cold & dry in the winter 🙂 My husband and I have been married for 21 years and have two teenage sons. (I can only say that till April, when the oldest will turn 20!)As a part-time job I drive a school bus and happen to have the best run in the school division! In my spare time I blog, enter give aways, and craft.
Please tell me about your blog.
When I first started blogging I hadn’t intended to have more than one blog. But I got hooked on Give Aways, then found out that people where looking for places that would host Give Aways for them, to get exposure to their shops – and “Audrey’s Give Away Blog” was born. I love to host Give Aways and have quite the list of places to advertise them on already. Here is the link – help yourself: http://audreysgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/08/where-to-advertise-give-away.html
How long have you been blogging?
Hmmm lets see – I believe I started in Sept/Oct last year.
How did you get started?
I really don’t remember. I think the original blog was supposed to help promote my shop 🙂
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Everything!! I have no criteria for hosting a Give Away – almost anything goes.
What was your favourite giveaway?
They are all my favorites 🙂
Who does your blog appeal to?
Well – not men! LOL There are new followers everyday. I believe that they are mostly mom’s – it’s hard to tell. What direction do you see your blog going in the future?I’ve just started getting requests for reviews as well as Give Aways, and have done a few. But I still love to help out anyone who would like some free exposure.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
TIME!!! Posting and advertising take a lot of time.
What do you love about blogging?
“Meeting” new people and gaining some new friends. There are so many amazing people out there!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
People who don’t comment back! Everyone posts that they want people to comment on their blogs, but then some don’t comment back. That is definitely my pet peeve! I don’t comment back on the Give Away blog, but do on my regular one.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Don’t give up!! I have managed to win quite a few Give Aways in the last year. But you don’t win if you don’t keep entering.For newbie’s: get your name out there. Exchange blog buttons with as many blogs as you can, if you are on Etsy or any other market – post that you are looking for shops to have Give Aways on your blog.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Handmade Give Aways
A Hen’s Nest
There are just way too many to list here 🙂
How can people find you?