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Blog Spotlight | A Military Wife’s Mayhem

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A Military Wife's Mayhem

Today I would like to welcome Vanessa from A Military Wife’s Mayhem. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…

Please tell me about yourself.

My name is Vanessa and I’m the writer of a Military Wife’s Mayhem.
I’m a military wife to a great husband and mother of two of the most precious children. I graduated from Radio and Television Arts with two diplomas in Broadcast Journalism and Radio Announcing.

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog is about my life and the things I love in my life and trials of being a military wife and a mom. I blog to be able to let some feelings and thoughts be voiced because… no one listens to me at home!

How long have you been blogging?

I’ve been blogging since April.

How did you get started?

It started out as a way to talk to my husband when he was away doing courses and training for his upcoming tour in Afghanistan in 2010. Yikes it’s getting close! Now I just love to talk and have a say about the world around me.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I usually get products that are either military related or child friendly. I would love to expand what kind of products I review but my blog wasn’t meant to be a product review blog.

What was your favourite giveaway?

I’ve loved both the giveaways I’ve had. I loved the responses from the Eden’s Fantasy’s giveaway and the Build-A-Bear was something that was close to my heart because I love the idea of a soldier leaving a message with their loved on in a teddy bear to hold and hug during the tough times

Who does your blog appeal to?

Many of the people that come too my blog are moms, military wives, women.

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

I’m planning on adding my Vlog and I don’t see it changing too much.

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

Sometimes is having something to write. Sometimes I have mental blocks or I’m just so busy I’m not able to blog. I try my hardest not to go 2 days without blogging, because I need to blog for my own sanity too!

What do you love about blogging?

I love getting my thoughts and feelings out there. I have many questions and opinions and I love to voice them as well as reading what everyone else has to say too!
I love the community feeling you get when you read other blogs and blogging, there is always someone who has the answer or a similar story.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Right now, when I type two pages and it dissapears before it can be saved. Or after typing somehow my finger backs up to the next page and that’s the end of my post!

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

Follow the rules and have fun!

For newbie review bloggers?

Have fun with your reviews! And be honest, if you didn’t like the product let your readers know why, most people who read reviews want the honest opinions because in this economy they want products that work, not the promises.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I love to read renovation blogs, I love seeing the before and afters of making something look ok to something amazing! I love the where a panel of popular bloggers talk about various topics!

How can people find you?

They can find me on my blog at A Military Wife’s Mayhem or they can send me an email at [email protected]


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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