Blog Spotlight | Sheri’s World
Today I would like to welcome Sheri from Sheri’s World. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
Hello! I’m Sheri and I am a twenty-something writer, 2nd time student (studying to be a nurse), and semi-artist. I love to travel, read, write, take pictures, spend time with family and friends, and am also a paranormal investigator.
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog is called Sheri’s World, and can be found at http://xsherix.blogspot.com. I write about my life and also do many reviews and giveaways on various things, though mainly books and beauty products.
How long have you been blogging?
I’ve been actively blogging since 2008. I used to blog/journal when I had a domain back in 2001-2004.
How did you get started?
I missed writing online and connecting with others through it. As I said, I used to have a domain and hosted others, and also ran Foxy Girl Magazine, an online magazine I started in college. I thought I’d try out blogging to fill that missing place in my life, and I love it! So, I guess you could say that it worked.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I mainly do reviews on books (of all genres). I also review beauty products, some foods, movies, eco-friendly products, and various other things.
What was your favourite giveaway?
My favorite is hard to pick! If I had to pick just one though, I would say that the Breast Cancer Awareness package filled with goodies was my favorite overall. Raising awareness and helping a good cause is a win-win.
Who does your blog appeal to?
I have a pretty wide range of readers. Narrowing it down though it is women aged 20-50. Not narrow enough? Well, my blog readers are varied, just like me. 🙂
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I hope to be able to share more fun giveaways, continue doing reviews, and also maybe my life will become more interesting soon so I can share more about that too.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Getting through a blog block where I just wasn’t motivated to write. Kind of like a Blog Funk. I managed to get over it quickly though and have been posting as often as I can ever since.
What do you love about blogging?
I love getting to connect with other people from all over the world! I love to travel, and share comments, life stories and reviews with everyone is so much fun. If I could I would totally go visit some of my best bloggy friends.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Bloggers who put down other bloggers. I don’t think that just because a certain blog only has 50 followers or less is any less interesting than those who have 300 or more. Putting down other bloggers because they don’t believe in the same things is also a huge pet peeve.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? Newbie review bloggers?
For my giveaways really the only rule (unless otherwise stated) is to follow my blog. I use the randomizer.org tool to determine a winner, so everyone has an equal shot at winning. If you want more entries, just enter as it says.
For those who want to start out reviewing, I suggest start with things you already own. If you want to be a book reviewer, review about 10 books you already own. That way when you contact somewhere to review a certain book, they have some writing samples to look at. Same goes with other areas of review as well.