Blog Spotlight | 3 Boys & a Dog
I am running a feature spotlighting other 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 Kelli from 3 Boys & a Dog. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say..
I am a stay at home mom to 3 little boys. I consider myself crafty and really just your typical mom. My boys says I am mean, but I am also the first one to get down and dirty with them. In fact, we had a great time last night â€œhuntingâ€ each other with our Nerf Blasters. I have a very long About Me on my website.
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog is just a major conglomeration of all the things I like and do. You will find many things there: Homeschooling Notes, Recipes, Blogging Basics, Product Reviews, and Giveaways!
How long have you been blogging?
I had my 1 year anniversary a few days before Christmas.
How did you get started?
I really don’t remember how I got started. I think it was to keep track of our homeschooling adventures.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I feature anything that will help me as a mom, that my kids like, that are for homeschoolers, etc.
What was your favourite giveaway?
I think my favorite giveaway was Natural Angus Steaks.
Who does your blog appeal to?
My blog appeals to moms and women of all ages!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I hope to continue to grow my blog to the point that I am a household name.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
My biggest challenge is building everything back up since moving from Blogger to Word Press! It seems to be taking longer to rebuild than it took to build in the first place. LOL! Probably not as I spend more time posting now that advertising, but it feels like it.
What do you love about blogging?
Blogging is my outlet, it is my love! I can not imagine NOT blogging. LOL!
I have always been a writer and it is so nice to be able to write what I want, when I want and get immediate responses to it.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Pet peeve hmm, yes my best posts don’t get responses. I HATE that.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Advice for my readers I offer tons of bonus entries on most of my giveaways. Take advantage of them for higher chances of winning! Plus, not directly related to giveaways I love to hear from my readers and occasionally feature them on my blog. Email me, talk to me!
Newbie review bloggers Be true to yourself!! This is a VERY tough niche to get into now that it is so saturated. The best way is to simply be YOU! Don’t try to do it the ways others do, but also don’t be afraid to look at how others do for ideas you might not have thought of. Example, entries you didn’t think about or companies you want to contact. If a company turns you down, don’t give up on them! When you build up a bit more, contact them again. Also, spend some time making a media kit! This is very important and immediately makes you look more professional.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Blogs I read I am not good at being a regular. I like bunches of blogs (too many I think, which is the problem) but here is a list of the ones I look at first:
5 Minutes for Mom
Mom of 2 Boys, Wife of One
Post It Place
The Divine Miss Mommy
How can people find you?
We Blog! Conference Co-Founder http://www.weblogconference.com