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Blog Spotlight | Grocery Alerts

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 Steve from Grocery Alerts. 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 32 years old and I live in Victoria, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island with my wife, Lina. We both enjoy cooking and baking and trying new things. We try to cook together and love to prepare food for our families and friends.

Please tell me about your blog.

Grocery Alerts is a blog that shows the best grocery deals across Canada for various grocery stores. We also have printable coupons organized by topical area to make it easy to find the coupon. We also feature giveaways more related to food and cooking. We have everything from organic jam to new cookbooks.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for close to a year. I foudn it tough at first but I find that blogging has improved my overall writing.

How did you get started?

I built the website to only showcase grocery deals but I started to write blog posts talking about saving money. I wrote a few guest blog posts on popular blogs like Million Dollar Journey and I received great feedback.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

We tend to have products that are food or grocery related. We have jams, cookbooks, a box of Clif Bars, and eco-friendly produce bags.

What was your favourite giveaway?

The giveaway for a box of Clif bars was the giveaway most well-received. It received many comments and the comments were interesting to read seeing how popular the brand was.

Who does your blog appeal to?

Our blog appeals to foodies and to grocery shoppers that want to try new products. We feature new products and products that help you with your grocery shopping (organizing).

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

We want to be known as a website that has all the newest products that you won’t see on other giveaway sites.

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

The biggest challenge is keeping up with the reviews and making sure that I haven’t missed anything about the product.

What do you love about blogging?

I enjoy knowing that my blog is read by thousands of people and I am helping people save money.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

I think some areas of WordPress are kind of annoying (adding photos). I have started to use Windows Live Writer (I love this tool!).

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

I would recommend to subscribe to our RSS feed – http://feeds.feedburner.com/GroceryDealsInCanadaCoupons – and enter a popular contest by as many ways as possible. The RSS feed will show the most recent giveaways on Grocery Alerts.

Some advice to newbie review bloggers is to try to differentiate by having products not on other websites. Also to try and find a unique niche.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I like to read Deal Seeking Mom.com and Million Dollar Journey.

I also enjoy reading Simply Stacies blog for the unique giveaways that are not on other websites.

How can people find you?

People can find us at: http://www.groceryalerts.ca