Blog Spotlight | The Bewitchin’ Kitchen
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 Randa from The Bewitchin’ Kitchen. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
I’m never too good at these. I live in central Alberta in a small town. I am originally from a tiny town called Houston in British Columbia (and I miss it dearly) after grad I moved to Edmonton with my hubby-to be (we have been together since I was 15) and moved around Alberta another time before we ended up here. I’m young, but I am one heck of a cook. I love to scrapbook, it is an obession (an expensive obsession) of mine. My other interests are cooking, and baking. I LOVE to bake but I am in a weight loss mode and I haven’t done it in too long! After the birth (and passing) of my son this summer I decided I wanted to be more healthy and since then I have been working out. I’m getting married this June, so I have also been very busy with that!
Please tell me about your blog.
The Bewitchin’ Kitchen started out as a recipe blog where I shared my recipes and reviewed others (I still add recipes daily). I have now expanded into reviews and giveaways! I am so excited about that, I just love hosting giveaways it is so exciting and great way to pick up some more followers. Every second Wednesday I also alternate from “Weight Loss Wednesday” and “Wedding Wednesday”, where I tell you how my weight loss is going and I have tips (same with Wedding Wednesday).
How long have you been blogging?
Since June of 2009, I’m still new.
How did you get started?
A friend of mine inspired me with her blog (http://householdtreasuresblog.com although, she hasn’t posted in a couple of months). From there I just picked a theme (cooking) and went with it!
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Mostly items that have something to do with cooking, but I am expanding to make the average housewife/husbands job a little easier, and funner.
What was your favourite giveaway?
I loved the Fancy Fortune Cookies Giveaway I did a couple of months ago, but I have an Eden Fantasy’s giveaway coming up that I am really excited about.
Who does your blog appeal to?
Anyone! From someone who is just looking for a recipe or two, to to-be bride, to a mother of eight (or more)!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
My dream is to have many more followers where I can be a full-time blog with many giveaways!
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Finding followers and subscribers. I have posted on bored, guest posted, everything and the followers are not coming as quickly as I thought they would. (But I don’t want to complain.)
What do you love about blogging?
Reaching out to people! I love how there are people leaving me compliments on my cooking and how they tried my recipes! I also love giving people the chance to win products to try!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
I haven’t been at it for long. I heard there can be fueds, but I haven’t experienced any and hopefully I never will! I am not a fan of negative comments thinking my recipe won’t taste good, but I don’t take them to heart because I like it and so do others.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Always do the mandatory entry first! I hate disqualifying! For newbies, like me make great contacts to help you out!
How can people find you?
Head on over to my blog @ http://bewitchinkitchen.blogspot.com or on twitter http://www.twitter.com/bewitchinkitch I also have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bewitchin-Kitchen/106360994340