Blog Spotlight | Mommy’s Margaritas
Today I would like to welcome Jaclyn from Mommy’s Margaritas. 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 27 year old mother. I have one 22 month old girl and I am 31 weeks pregnant with my second girl. I currently am a stay at home mom while I wait for the new baby to arrive but right after my first daughter was born I went back to school. I am currently working on getting my second bachelor’s degree in nursing. I am so happy I have found my true passion in life, even if it is taking me forever to complete this degree. I am very close to my family and am so grateful to live close to everyone.
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog truly is brand new. It is a compilation of stories from my life about childrearing, pregnancy/childbirth, local reviews of places to go in the Chicagoland area, recipes, and reviews of all types of products.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging only for about three weeks but I really love it and try to do at least one post a day.
How did you get started?
I got started blogging when I was looking at product reviews and giveaways one day and realized that so many women and mothers use blogging as an outlet from the everyday craziness of life. I got the idea to start my own blog when I realized that no one in my social circle blogged and saw it as a way to connect with other women and to get ideas for my family from others. I had no idea anyone would care what I had to say but I am very excited that others have shown an interest.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Since I am relatively new, I have not featured too many products. The products I have featured mainly have focused on maternity items such as clothing and jewelry. I am also looking into featuring baby products especially since my new baby is due in September. I am open to featuring any product that benefits myself or my family or is something I think my friends and readers would be interested in.
What was your favourite giveaway?
Like I said, I am brand new. I just posted my first giveaway for Belly Charms, a company that specializes in maternity and mommy jewelry. They are giving my readers a sterling silver toe ring.
Who does your blog appeal to?
I think my blog appeals to lots of different people. I think fellow young moms primarily would like to read my blog. I am not one of those bloggers with a “mantra” about life. I am just doing the best that I can with the resources I have. I am not rich by any means and I don’t try to do it all. I think that appeals to many people these days.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I do hope to do more reviews/giveaways in the future. I don’t want to become primarily a reviewing blog because I like the balance of sharing anecdotes from my life. But I am always open to sharing my opinions about products. In fact, I was always one of those people who would complete surveys in the mail or over the phone because I like the thought that companies value my opinion.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
I think the greatest challenge so far has been finding followers without selling my soul, so to speak. I love blog hops but I only want to follow blogs that are of interest to me, not simply because they followed me so I need to follow back. The blog hops are a great way to find new blogs and get new followers but I want people to follow me because they are interested in what I have to say.
What do you love about blogging?
I love that every day, I get at least 10 minutes to share what is going on in my life with someone other than a two year old. I love feeling like there is a community of people online that value each others opinions and really care about their families.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
I don’t really have a pet peeve so far. The only thing that bothers me is that I made a promise to myself that I would try to do at least one post a day and when my day is done and my daughter is in bed, sometimes I just don’t have the energy to post something. But I always try to.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
I don’t really have any advice for those entering my giveaways since I am brand new other than I try to keep things simple. You don’t have to jump through too many hoops to enter. Just make sure you first follow me via google friend connect.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
I of course like simplystacie, belly charms, Sugar Pop Ribbons Reviews and Giveaways, Mommycrat, and Moogie and Pap
How can people find you?
You can find me at http://mommysmargaritas.blogspot.com