Blog Spotlight | The Knit Wit by Shair
Today I would like to welcome Shari from The Knit Wit by Shair. 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 (almost) 35 year old Mother of 3 boys, they are almost 4, 2, and 3 months old. We also have 2 male cats, so my house is Testosterone City! I recently celebrated my 7th wedding anniversary to the best hubby in the world! I love to knit, watch Nascar, and bake, and do various crafts and hang out with my boys.
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog is me writing about my life as the mother of 3 young boys, my hobbies (e.g. knitting, baking, watching Nascar), and product reviews or giveaways. These are products that I love or would like!
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since May 1st (which is just over 1 month at this time). So not very long.
How did you get started?
I was reading 2 blogs: Take a Mom’s Word for it, and Mommie Daze, and thought, hey I can do that. So, I just started one, and have gotten some helpful tips here and there from Kady at Take a Mom’s Word for it. I am trying to do the same and pass on the tips when I can.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I feature Mom friendly products, anything that a mom (or woman) would like. Any kid items, have to be boy friendly, since a girly item would not get put to use at our house.
What was your favourite giveaway?
So far, I have 2 favourites, although there isn’t anything I haven’t liked: Teething Bling by SmartMom, and the personalized Mommy Bracelet by Belly Charms!
Who does your blog appeal to?
I would say Mom’s or Mom’s to be, as that is my main focus. I am a mom and so I tend to write about things that interest me, although I do attract some knitters, or Nascar fans as well.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
Probably more towards reviews and giveaways, as that seems to be taking over the blog more than my writing about my life. I am hoping to get more time for that, but I really do enjoy trying out products, and writing an informative review.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Hands down, it is giving it the time it requires to really get it going. With 3 young boys, a craft business I would like to get going, and other Mommy related programs I am involved in, it is hard to fit it all in.
What do you love about blogging?
Can I say everything? I really enjoy sharing parts of my life with the world. I love trying out new products and being able to tell others, and then giving them a free product just for reading my blatherings. I love being able to use some of my administrative skills that I haven’t gotten to use in about 2 years since I stopped working full-time.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Yes! It is Company PR reps who are rude when they decline your request. Saying things like We can’t just give everyone free stuff all the time, is not very professional, and it turns me off from the company.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Readers: Do as many tasks as possible, so that you can get the most chances to win. I usually do the same tasks, so if you do them once, all you have to do from then on is comment that it is done.
Newbie Bloggers: Find other friendly bloggers who have been doing this longer and ask questions! (I am always available, although I am still pretty new). Always act professionally, and contact as many companies as you can at first. You never know who will say yes.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Take a Mom’s Word for it, Mommie Daze, Belly Charms
How can people find you?