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Blog Spotlight | Because It’s Fun To Win

Today I would like to welcome Claude from Because It’s Fun To Win. 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 Claude, I am from beautiful Canada.  I am a SAHM of a 6-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl.  My husband and I are planning on a new addition within a year!  I am a scrapbooker at heart, I love the feel of paper and glue!  If you feel like checking out my work, I have a blog for that, too:

Please tell me about your blog.

I’ve recently discovered review and giveaway blogs.  I love them!  Not just the giveaways, but the reviews as well.  I have discovered many products that I didn’t know existed, and have ordered a few, either for myself or as gifts.  I have been having fun and I decided I’d love to do my own reviews and give others the chance to win!  I get all giddy at the idea of emailing my first winner!  My blog is at it’s beginning stage, but I hope to have it grow quickly!

How long have you been blogging?

This blog is only a few days old, but I have been part of the blogging world for 5 years with my other blog, Trials and Tribulations.

How did you get started?

I love scrapbooking I and had seen others sharing their work on their blogs.  I decided it would be fun to do the same. The rest is history!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

Everything is mom/family oriented.  Right now you can see a review about jewelry from an Etsy shop (love Etsy!) and I have a review in the works about camera straps.

What was your favourite giveaway?

I have yet to have a giveaway, I need to build my follower base first!

Who does your blog appeal to?

I think moms will like this blog.  My life revolves around my kids and I think it shows through my reviews and giveaways.  Also, Canadians will be happy to know that I will only have giveaways that are open to them (as well as the US and, hopefully, worldwide).  I am Canadian and I am always disappointed when an interesting giveaway is not open to me.  I’ll make sure this doesn’t happen to my fellow Canucks on my blog!

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

I hope to expand enough to be able to have one or two giveaways a week.

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

So far, my biggest challenge has been getting followers!  I need to get exposure for my blog, but it’s hard to do without a giveaway.  And I can’t get sponsors until I have more followers.  It’s the chicken or the egg all over again!

What do you love about blogging?

I love sharing my life, my work and my thoughts.  I love getting comments, it’s nice to see someone took the time to read me and contact me.  I love to discover other people’s blogs, there’s so much interesting things out there to be discovered!

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Okay, I hope nobody hates me for this, but I hate word verification.  I hate wasting precious time entering random letters! I also really dislike it when a link in a blog opens in the same window instead of opening in a new window. Then I have to remember to go back and I don’t always… Ho can that be a good thing?!  Am I being too difficult?  🙂

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

I’ll have to see how it goes, but from entering giveaways myself, I know this: 1.Read the rules!  2.Don’t cheat!  3.Be kind!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I love , and

How can people find you?

You can find me through my review and giveaway blog ( ) and on Twitter ( )

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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