Blog Spotlight | Just My Blog
Today I would like to welcome Lindsay from Just My Blog. 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 27 year old Christian mother of two. I’ve been married for five years to the love of my life. I love blogging, Church, reading, playing with my girls and just having fun with friends and family.
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog is really a hodge-podge of everything. I write about anything and everything, depending on my mood. I usually write about life in general, but I also enjoy doing reviews and giveaways at random intervals.
How long have you been blogging?
I started my blog in December 2009 and have been going strong ever since.
How did you get started?
Honestly, I thought I would be able to make money blogging. Call me crazy. Now that I understand it, I continue blogging because I absolutely love the community of women (and men) that I’ve met throughout the process.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I have mostly done Etsy shop features. The handmade aspect just amazes me, especially with how beautiful they are able to make their stuff. I have no creativity in my body, so I live vicariously through them.
What was your favourite giveaway?
It’s really hard to choose a favorite, but I really loved my review of Trafalgar’s Square. Her prints are just so adorable and I could easily see myself spending way too much money on her stuff.
Who does your blog appeal to?
My blog seems to appeal mainly to women, ages 25-45. The majority are bloggers just like you and me.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I have no idea, honestly. I prefer to go with the flow and we’ll see where that takes me.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
I allowed myself to get overwhelmed with the sheer volume of things that my blogging opened up to me. Once I took a good long look at how I was spending my time, I was better able to manage.
What do you love about blogging?
I absolutely love the community. The people I have met through blogging have been amazing! (And the free stuff rocks, too)
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Oh yeah. My pet peeve is when someone leaves me a comment that does nothing more than plug their own site. I love comments. I welcome comments. But, when I receive a comment I would like to at least know that you actually read the content you are commenting on.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
For people entering my giveaways, make sure you follow the rules of the giveaway. If you are unfamiliar with giveaways in general, check out my tutorial on how to enter giveaways.
For new review bloggers, don’t get discouraged if the PR reps you are emailing don’t email you back. You’ll probably get 1 answer for every 3 or 4 emails you send out, so just be patient. The products will come.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Well, there’s Simply Stacie of course. 😉 I also love reading Beth: A Work in Progress (such a sincere blogger) and Straight Up No Chaser (always good for a laugh).
How can people find you?
I can be found on Facebook, Twitter or via email any time. I can also be found on my Examiner page where I write about things a Working Mom in Atlanta, GA might need to know.