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Blog Spotlight | MamaTink’s Tinkerings

Today I would like to welcome the MamaTink from MamaTink’s Tinkerings. 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 41 (42 on July 30) blogger who is a wife, mom, step-mom, nana and so on. I blog I work part-time with a tween and teen at home filling up my other hours.

Please tell me about your blog.

I blog generally about life, crafts, giveaways, my family, twilight, meme’s, hot guys…it runs the gamut.

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for a few years now, but have only gained followers after I switched to blogger format.  Now I will never leave! I love my blogger friends!

How did you get started?

The usual myspace to facebook to twitter to blog steps.  I like to get my opinions and thoughts out there, and ask questions and provide support when needed.  Helps me feel valued.  I remain anonymous on my current blog to most followers due to my husband thinking I will hurt a family members feelings or give out too much information, and stalkers will come kill us.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

I feature products that would interest me: in my age group, as a mother, as a craftsperson, as a working mom.
What was your favourite giveaway?I have only had one finished giveaway so far, so I guess that one would be it!  My vinyl wall decal for Aluckyhorse shop on Etsy.  Winner and sponsor were both left happy.  And I was left with adorable free wall decals.

Who does your blog appeal to?

Mothers, Women over 40, Women in general I believe, although I do have a few men followers!  I am also planning on blogging more about my recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder and how that affected my life, so those types of people would probably be interested as well.

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

Hopefully growing, I am learning as I go, so hopefully better!

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

Figuring how to get reply buttons in my comments. It is driving me crazy!  Sometime adding pictures on blogger can be difficult as well with the framing.

What do you love about blogging?

I love the blog relationships I have earned from all over the world! There are some great people out there to give support and spur conversation! I always love new friends! I have also learned so much on my blog. I was only made aware of the different systems of bipolar disorder which prompted me to get help. I save and download so many crafts and freebies that I will need to expand my memory soon!

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

People fighting and leaving nasty comments on blogs.  Why the hate people. Everyone has a right to their opinions!

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

Just stick with it.  Ask questions. I have found people are very helpful if you just ask!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

I follow 300+ bloggers, I know I am obsessed.  But my most favorites:

TrixieandTressTell All

Blue Cricket Designs

Jamfies Corner

The Bipolar Diva

My husband misunderstood when I said I was Bi

What Can I Say!

Those are just the tip of the iceberg, so to speak.

How can people find you?

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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