Blog Spotlight | Survey Junkie
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Today I would like to welcome Stacy from Survey Junkie. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
I am a 30 year old female from Pittsfield Massachusetts and I love blogging, movies, outdoors, shopping, coupons and have a healthy obsession with fragrances, lipcare products, candles and anything that smells good 🙂
I love trying new products and reviewing the, for my readers but the best part is that I get to give things away. I have always been an out going person and love the feeling that I get when I can offer something to someone else.
Big time OCD…I am a very hyper person I have always been. Love to laugh and have a great time and live life 🙂
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog is a year round gift guide that will have reviews and giveaways all year round of great products and gift ideas. I started with Survey’s hence the name Survey Junkie and wanted to change it but feel that it fits and thats how I’m known so I figured that I would stick with it.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging for about 6 -7 months. When I started I new what I wanted to do but didn’t have a clue as how to do it. I foundwebs.com and started on there and have learned quiet a few tricks since
How did you get started?
I started with a site full of all the surveys that I do originally was for a few of my friends so I could stop emailing them constantly all the info.. I made a place that they could go to find them and started to get site members as I went along and started to posting literally everything that I did on line. Freebies, coupons, rite aid, cvs you name it. Then added review & giveaway which I absolutely love so I decided to make that my main focus.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I feature a little bit of everything. I would like my blog to be a diverse place that anyone can find something that interests them . I have a few addictions though of lip products, candles, lotions and perfumes etc.. and have done alot of that stuff.
What was your favourite giveaway?
My favorite giveaway I would have to say is running right now. It’s the Small Wonder Camcorder by RCA. My camera before this was really big and wasn’t ideal to carry around with you and surley didn’t have a camcorder inside of it.
Now I don’t leave home without it . Its like an appendage 🙂
Who does your blog appeal to?
At the moment mainly women I’de say from 19 – 55 but I have been setting up stuff for the kiddos and the fellas so there can be something for everyone
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I plan on sticking to reviews and giveaways and plan to have at least one giveaway running at all times and I would like to have more interaction in my blog with my readers and get to know a lot more of them better.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
I would have to say it was establishing myself and getting readers. There are so many other blogs out there that do what I do. It took a bit but I kept trying different things until I found what fit.
What do you love about blogging?
I get to interact with great people every day.
I love being able to offer my readers great products and being able to team up with great company’s to do reviews and giveaways. I have had the best sponsors and haven’t had a bad experience with one of them.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
I do as a matter of fact and just started to develop it. But all in all it makes me laugh. I get a lot of what I call lazy entries. Which is self explanatory. Not many people do it but there’s always that one that tries to get threw. You are getting something 100% free take the minute to check out the sponsors site or at least read what the entries are. Some are really funny though and I do appreciate the giggle every once in awhile. I do check all entries though because some people take the time to every single entry and I truly do appreciate it.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
For Entering my giveaways –
My giveaways are super easy I make them as simple as I can . I always do a mandatory to ensure traffic to my sponsor. I recommend the daily tweet. I think that it gives you the best odds of winning and you have entries scattered all through out the giveaway entries.
I use either prizey or random.org which is all random so what better than to have have random entries, right
For New Review Bloggers: I love my sponsors and couldn’t ask for better. Be sure of yourself and your blog when you pitch them. Let them know what you are willing to do to get their brand, company or products out there. Offer Social Media entries that favor your sponsor. Follow Twitter , Tweet, Fan on FB, I have recently started a post 1 comment on sponsors FB wall through out giveaway and have got a great response from my sponsors they love it.
And my readers love extra entries and will do all of them I recommend adding them for your sponsor and yourself.
You will be surprised how many sponsors will tell you YES 🙂
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Honestly since starting my gift guide I do not keep up with nearly as many blogs that I would like to but the ones that I currently follow and subscribe too is Simply Stacie of course 🙂
Nicole’s Nickels love her online offers, Free Sample Freak I get my Freebies from, And Simply Stacie, The Mommy Files, New Age Mama, FrugalRiMama, and Leslie’s Veggies I follow because they always have the best giveaways to enter and hope one day too win 🙂
How can people find you?
Twitter : @SurveyJunky
Facebook : Survey Junkie or Stacy Oleskiewicz
Blogger : http://www.surveyjunkiegiftguide.blogspot.com