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Blog Spotlight | The Candid Reviewer

I am running a feature spotlighting other 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 Sarah-Paige from The Candid Reviewer. 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 Sarah-Paige and I am a lover of life, laughter, and new experiences. I grew up (and still reside) on a small island off the west coast of Canada. Adventure is my middle name, I love to go hiking and explore the natural world around me.

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog is a place for me to tell the world about the products and companies that I have fallen head over heals for.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for several years on my writing and photography blogs, but didn’t start my review blog until February 2010.

How did you get started?

I got my start after becoming completely addicted to a vast array of review and giveaway blogs that I had stumbled on earlier this year. The idea of helping lesser known companies and Etsy shops promote their fantastic products really appealed to me. So one night I sat down at the computer and voila The Candid Reviewer was born.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

At the moment I feature a variety of handmade products mainly from Etsy shops.

What was your favourite giveaway?

Hmm, well seeing as I’ve only done a few it’s rather hard to choose one. But I would have to say my favorite is the one I’m running right now, Simply Luck o’ the Irish pendant from Simply Stated Jewelry.

Who does your blog appeal to?

I would like my blog to have a little something for everyone. It would most likely appeal to those looking to lessen their carbon footprint and who are trying to distance themselves from the major corporations.

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

In the future I hope my blog will be featuring products that promote and facilitate greener living as well as those that promote active living. And of course feature the amazing talents to be found on Etsy.

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

So far it has been pretty smooth sailing, although it is a bit of a challenge getting your blog noticed when it is still so young.

What do you love about blogging?

I love blogging because it erases a lot of social barriers, and really puts the focus on our words and ideas.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Oh, just the usual frustrations when you want to format your posts one way but technology thinks it will be better another way, etc…

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

Read the rules. All the way through. I don’t think I’m yet qualified to give advice to newbie bloggers, all I can really say is have fun and enjoy the ride.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

When I need a bit of laughter I can usually find some at The Butler and Bagman Chronicles.

And when in need of a giveaway fix there are always

Simply Stacie

The Giveaway Diva

Fabulous Fun Finds

and so many more, check out this page for a list of my favorites (be warned it grows almost everyday!!!)

How can people find you?

Main Page ~ The Candid Reviewer

Facebook ~ The Candid Reviewer Fan Page

Twitter ~ @candidreviewer

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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