Please tell me about your blog.
Natural Mama Reviews is a review and giveaway blog that is aimed towards eco-conscience families, who are trying to be greener in their purchases. I try out products with my family, and share what is working for us.
How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog last spring (2009).
How did you get started?
I discovered review blogs when i was searching for natural products online and I was really impressed with all the information that moms were sharing. I also discovered blog giveaways at the same time, and thought they were so fun! I didnt see a lot of review and giveaway blogs that focused on natural products ands that were Canadian so I thought I would start my own. I am not a writer( I have a degree in social work) but i thought I could share what was working for my family. So far I’ve been having a blast.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
My blog focuses on natural, organic, home-made, Canadian, fair-trade, or products that encourage attachment parenting.
What was your favourite giveaway?
Thats a hard question. My favorite Giveaway would have to be a giveaway that I ran last month for The Pixel Boutique. Nicole from the Pixel Boutique is the designer behind my blog, amd I really love her work. She is also so nice and great to work with. http://canadian-natural-mama.blogspot.com/2009/11/pixel-boutique-review-and-giveaway.html
Who does your blog appeal to?
I think my blog appeals to any parents who are trying to make their purchases a little more ethical and environmentally minded. I also have a lot of followers who just love a good contest- which is great too 🙂
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I hope to keep featuring reviews and giveaways, and perhaps bring on a guest blogger or two on so that I can post more often. I wish I could post a giveaway a day, but with three girls at home I only have so many hours in the day.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
As mentioned, finding time to get my reviews up is my biggest challenge.
What do you love about blogging?
I love all of the wonderful people I have met blogging, and that I can share my finds with people from all over the world.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
I cant really think of any.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
My advice to readers who enter blog giveaways: Leave your e-mail address in your entry comments. I often have to re-draw a name because entrants do not leave a way for me to contact them. As far as new review bloggers go: Review what you love to use and that you feel good promoting- it makes writing reviews so much easier and fulfilling.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
I love Soulemama, Organic Girl, Angry Chicken, Prizey, and Glimse.
How can people find you?
People can find me here: http://canadian-natural-mama.blogspot.com/ I am also easily found through google.