Blog Spotlight | Outnumbered 3 to 1
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Today I would like to welcome Melissa from Outnumbered 3 to 1. 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 Melissa and I have 2 sons ages 8 and 10. They keep me busy and constantly on my toes! I have been with their father for almost 12 years and we live in South-Eastern Wisconsin where we love to spend time outdoors when seasons permit. I blog and make handmade jewelry in my spare time.
Please tell me about your blog.
Outnumbered 3 to 1 is a blog about my family’s every day life with stories about them and our pets as well as product reviews, fun giveaways and a couple of weekly memes.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for a little over a year.
How did you get started?
I started blogging to help promote my Etsy shop. I soon found the wonderful world of reviews and giveaways and just had to learn how to get started with that!
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I feature a wide variety of products from kids toys, games and movies to clothing, cleaning and personal care.
What was your favourite giveaway?
I have had the opportunity to host some fabulous giveaways. Some of my favorites include Wilton, Sam’s Club and Hoover.
Who does your blog appeal to?
My blog appeals mostly to mothers, although I do have a few male readers!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I see my blog continuing a rapid growth with more reviews and giveaways of course. But I also see more personal posts. I am also bringing in Featured Artist interviews and Guest Writers in the next week or so, so I’m pretty excited about that!
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
My biggest challenge has been to grow. I have gotten turned down by so many companies and it’s great that more companies are starting to acknowledge me.
What do you love about blogging?
I love blogging because it gives me an outlet to express myself. I also love trying out new products and hosting giveaways!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is the drama. It’s just ridiculous that grown women are so catty and will go out of their way just to hurt one another.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
My advice for people entering giveaways is make sure you leave an email address if it’s not in your blogger profile. I have had to redraw so many winners because I did not have a way to contact the first one I drew. Advice to a newbie reviewer is to not let the “no’s” get you down! If you’re willing to work at it and grow your blog, the “yes’s” will start rolling in!
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
I have a lot of favorites, but surprisingly they’re not the huge blogs out there. I love reading the smaller blogs that are personal, and of course those of my friends.
How can people find you?
Blog – http://outnumbered3-1.com
Etsy – http://shimmermeblue.etsy.com
Crafty Blog – http://shimmermebluedesigns.blogspot.com
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000300295636
Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=100000300295636#!/pages/Outnumbered-3-to-1/138101646657?ref=ts
Twitter – http://twitter.com/outnumberedmama