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Today I would like to introduce everyone to Lynette from My Wee View. She is a fellow blogger from Nova Scotia who has fantastic reviews and giveaways. I just love her blog!!
I had a chance to catch up with Lynette and learn more about her and her blog, My Wee View…
Please tell me about yourself.
I am 29 years old, and married to my High School Sweetheart. After being married for 6 years, we were blessed with the birth of a baby girl. Other than having a product review and giveaway blog, I have a regular Monday – Friday job as well. On my down time, I like to relax in the bath tub.
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog is a product review, giveaway, coupon code, deal blog. I try to capture a little bit of everything that I think my readers will be interested in. Along with myself, I have 2 other writers to help keep up with the demands.
How long have you been blogging?
My first blog review and giveaway was on January 17th, at first I was only posting 1 or 2 reviews a week. Near the end of March, I started posting 5 times a week, and in May I was posting at least 7 reviews/giveaways a week.
How did you get started?
I started because I had purchased some amazing WAHM diapers that I wanted people to know about. I figured the only way people would want to read about these and other great products would be if free things were involved.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I feature things for babies, children, women and families. I try to keep things “G” rated. There are also products for the home, and a few treats for Dad’s too. I bring items that I think people will be interested in seeing.
What was your favourite giveaway?
My Favourite giveaway is the Dyson Vacuum. I did not know how amazing those were until I tested one out. I can now see what all the fuss is about.
Who does your blog appeal to?
My blog appeals mostly to woman but there are a few men that are regular readers as well. The women who read my blog are mostly Mom’s, and grandmothers! ( Women are the ones who make most family purchases)
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I don’t even know how to answer this. A year ago, I would have never even seen my blog where it is today. It is amazing how far along it has come. I would like to think that one day my blog would be as popular as Oprah! But realistically, I am just happy to do my thing and continue on the track that I have been going.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
The biggest challenge has to be my legal matters. I would have never thought that little old me would get in trouble with the law. I’m just a blogging Mommy who writes product reviews and giveaways from my living room in the evenings. That has made me grow stronger as a person and in life. I can’t say that many other bloggers have gone through the same thing. I was so disappointed at first, because it was like starting from scratch. I could not take all my feedreaders over to the new site, and I lost my Google Page Ranks, and Alexa ratings. So, I guess I have started a review and giveaway blog twice; maybe I should write a book?!?
What do you love about blogging?
I love having a hobby that I can do at home while my daughter is asleep. I love doing something that is productive. Letting other people know about great products. I also love all the great people I have met. There are some very wonderful bloggers, and sponsors out there.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
A blog pet peeve, not really, I let people do their thing. Blogging is about people expressing themselves. One thing I am not really a fan of is some of the drama that I have seen go on behind the scenes. I don’t really have time to keep up with the times and all that is going on in other places, but when I read posts about some odd things going on it gets me a little upset. I wish we could just all get along.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
I actually have a column where I answer questions that bloggers may have. As for entering giveaways,,, make sure to enter every way possible, the more entries you have, the better chances of winning you have. Also make sure that your email address is accessible. There would be nothing worse than “winning” a giveaway, but having no way to be contacted.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
As for favourite blogs, I don’t really have time to read everyone’s blogs, I just have enough time to get my email replied to and write a few reviews and then get them posted.