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Blog Spotlight | The Daily Mom Diaries

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 Tracy from The Daily Mom Diaries. 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 married mom of three boys.  They are 11, 3 and 11 months old.  Right now I am still on maternity leave, but will be returning to the workforce part time in May.  I love spending time with my family, exercising and keeping healthy.  I enjoy blogging, socializing and reading suspense novels when I have time.  Some of my guilty obsessions are chocolate, Survivor, 24 and entering contests.

Please tell me about your blog.

My blog is called The Daily Mom Diaries and I created it on February 25th 2010.  It is for the everday mom and woman.  (Some dads and others will definitely relate too!)  What you see is what you get.  I am very open and honest about things.  I’d love for my blog to be a “hangout” for people to share their thoughts and feelings as well.  I share stories, recipes, reviews and giveaways.  I also share tips and tricks on things that worked for me on topics such as parenting, weight loss and health.  If I see a great deal or fantastic contest, I won’t hesitate to post an entry to help out my fellow readers.

How long have you been blogging?

I only started blogging the end of February 2010

How did you get started?

It just came to me one day.  I love to socialize and share my views with people.  I read so many other blogs that I thought that I should create one and see how it goes.  If I find people come back and relate, that is fantastic, it is an inspiration to continue!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I will feature any kind of product or service that I feel would be of interest to my readers.  My favorites are beauty products or things to make mom feel great about herself!

What was your favourite giveaway?

Since my blog is new, I would have to say my favorite giveaway was my first.  My first giveaway was a simple $10 gift card to Tim Hortons.  It was something everyone could use and it really helped introduce my blog to people.

Who does your blog appeal to?

My blog is geared towards moms and women, but there is a little something for everyone!

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

I’d like to see my blog retain a happy balance between great information, sharing stories and fun reviews and giveaways.  I don’t want to be known just as a giveaway blog.

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

I have experienced a couple of challenges. The biggest challenge is to get my blog out there to attract readers who are genuinely interested in my work and have them come back and share their insights with me.

What do you love about blogging?

I love being able to share with people.  I hope that some of the things that I write will inspire people, make them laugh or hopefully learn something they didn’t already know.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Just one, it involves giveaways.  I want to say that 99% of the entrants are so good and honest, but I have come to understand there is that 1% who isn’t.  My pet peeve is that I wish everyone would just play fair.

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

Just come by and enter.  It is really easy to do.  The mandatory entry is always easy and always opportunities for bonus entries.  Just remember for the bonus entries, if it says you get 2 extra entries, please leave 2 comments.  I wouldn’t want you to miss out on an extra chance!

newbie review bloggers?

Don’t give up. Keep trying and making connections with people.  Join twitter if you haven’t already.  Also, there are great groups to join for added support.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I read so many blogs.  It wouldn’t be fair just to name a few, there are so many great ones out there.  I mostly prefer mom orientied blogs and if they are Canadian, that is even better!!

How can people find you?

  • My blog is located here: http://thedailymomdiaries.blogspot.com/
  • My Twitter is here: https://twitter.com/DailyMomDiaries
  • My Facebook is here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Daily-Mom-Diaries/115816071769893

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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