Blog Spotlight | Fab Find Foodie
I am running a feature spotlighting 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 Angela from Fab Find Foodie. 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 Angela and I am a SAHM of two amazing little girls, ages three and 18 months. I have a passion for classical music, meditation and cooking.
Please tell me about your blog.
I tried creating a blog that showcases items everyone can relate to, such as useful kitchen items or fun gadgets. I also look for food and beverages in all categories…high cal, low cal, sugar free, all natural, organic, vegetarian, cheap and higher priced. I want people to be surprised when they win something that perhaps they wouldn’t have tried otherwise, and find they actually like it. I can honestly say, I am genuinely interested in each product I offer to review. What I choose to review is a reflection of me.
How long have you been blogging?
I am as new as they get! I just went live with Fab Find Foodie on New Year’s Eve! It’s part of my new years resolution actually…to make time for myself, doing something that I love. I like to call it “productive me time.” My husband and I used to have a blog that we posted our recipes on. Although, I’m pretty sure not a single person ever read it!
How did you get started?
One night I was browsing blogs and somehow stumbled across an entire community of review/giveaway blogs. I was completely fascinated that something like that even existed! I knew right away I wanted a review blog of my own. I literally spent weeks searching the internet for products I wanted to review. I compiled a list of close to 200 companies and started sending out emails offering to review their products. I found a great designer who created the exact look I wanted for my blog, so as soon as I got my first sponsor I went live! I admit, it’s been really tough at times trying to learn the ropes.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I feature strictly food, beverage and kitchen gadgets on my blog. If it has a place in the kitchen, I’m interested! Food, drinks, cookbooks, small appliances, decor…the possibilities are endless!
What was your favourite giveaway?
I don’t know that I can answer this! Honestly, each product I’ve reviewed I have loved for individual reasons. 🙂
Who does your blog appeal to?
I believe it appeals to both men and women, of all ages. Food speaks to everyone.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
There are so many amazing companies and products out there that we don’t know about. My mission is to find them and bring them to my readers. I want to be a place that people follow to find out what’s new! I admit, it started to become a strict giveaway blog, but not intentionally. I think I’m finally seeing what works for my blog, and what doesn’t. I plan on re-vamping my site within the next month or two. I want to bring more of who I am to the site.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Building up a true following. You have to not only capture your audience, but earn their trust as well.
What do you love about blogging?
I love being able to have 100% control of the contents. I can write what I want, when I want and choose the exact products I want to showcase. Another fun part is the research. It’s exciting searching for products I think my readers would enjoy seeing on Fab Find Foodie!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Not having spell checker on Blogger! (And if it IS there and I’m just not seeing it, would someone please tell me?!)
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
When entering a giveaway, leave your email address! It’s amazing how many people forget they have their blogs set to private. This leaves us no way to contact them. For newbie bloggers, if it’s something you really want to do you need to be willing to ‘cold call’, so to speak. Contact every company you truly want to review. And, give it time. Sponsors need to know you’re serious about your blog before they start sending you stuff.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
My all-time favorite is Carrots ‘N’ Cake. It’s absolutely amazing and so personal. It’s the first blog I was ever drawn to. My other favs are What’s Cooking at DD?, Simply Stacie, A Nut in a Nutshell, Leslie Loves Veggies and A Giveaway Addicted Mom. I love these blogs because you can see a little bit of who they are in each review they write.
How can people find you?
My blog address is: http://www.fabfindfoodie.com. I am also on Twitter @FabFindFoodie. Email is always welcome: [email protected] I recently created a Facebook page as well: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fab-Find-Foodie/258785035740?ref=ts