Blog Spotlight | Chic Style Modern
I am running a feature spotlighting other Review & Giveaway Blogs. If you have one and would like to be featured, please email me at [email protected](it’s free!).
Today I would like to welcome Stefanie from Chic Style Modern. 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 busy stay at home mother of two children. Madison is four-years old and loves everything from shoes to clothes to dancing and running. Camden is two years old and is a very active little boy who loves his cars, trucks, and following his big sister. In addition to Chic Style Modern, and Chic Style Modern Home which is the new addition, I am also a student at UMUC pursing my Bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a Minor in Journalism. I also have a Parenting blog for the Frederick News Post, and I write for the Baltimore Examiner about News and events and unique shops or other secrets for Frederick, MD. My husband and I love to be outside with our little ones as much as possible to play, sit, or just relax.
Please tell me about your blog.
Chic Style Modern is your go to guide to all things chic and stylish for the modern mommaista toting littles around. a place filled with reviews & giveaways from all of our favorite brands, lines & companies we just can’t live without. We have launched Chic Style Modern Home for all of the modern must-haves for your space! We will bring you the latest & greatest items every place you call home should have!
How long have you been blogging?
I have always loved to write about my own personal life here and there. I started featuring companies and reviewing products around September of 2009, but Chic Style Modern really started to grow at the beginning of 2010, and has been growing ever since.
How did you get started?
I LOVE to write, and I love searching for the best products that are great to have. In addition, I like finding unique shops for one of a kind clothing items or accessories for my little ones. I thought that I could share my view and knowledge about items with others, and Chic Style Modern came about.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
We feature a variety of products; from kids clothing, toys, feeding accessories… the list is endless, to Women’s beauty items, Men’s gadgets, to home products, appliances, and decor. We love to offer all sorts of items to our readers, especially for the Holidays which will be arriving soon!
What was your favourite giveaway?
My favorite giveaway would have to be the Flip Video SLide HD. This was a hit with many readers. It is always interesting to hear peoples’ desires and why they need an item. I love getting the feedback from my readers and I am always interested to hear how an item can make their lives easier or better.
Who does your blog appeal to?
I think my blog appeals to many, since I offer features, reviews, and giveaways on a variety of products.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I am always thinking about what I could do to improve my blog. Now that I have expanded out to home products, I always think “What else could I do?” I never stop thinking about new features and new ways I could help others when it comes to their shopping needs and wants.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
I have not really faced any challenges. I think my only problem at times would be writers block, lol. I’m always thinking of other features at times and then my mind goes blank. I have to step away from the computer at times…. plus it is not always a bad thing to do, to refresh my memory.
What do you love about blogging?
There are so many things to love about blogging! One, you can blog about your own personal life to share with family and friends that are not around. You can tell about experiences at work, tell about your own ideas, or, like I do, work with a variety of companies to bring great products to the attention of many readers. Marketing is a great field, and being able to market products and advertise for other companies is something I just love to do. I blog about parenting related topics as well for a newspaper, and it is just great to be able to sit down and share my thoughts with others. Having them interested in it as well brings great satisfaction to me, and keeps me motivated.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
No I would not say I do.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
My giveaways usually have a small list of rules. Always follow #1 and then you can have additional entries. Always include your email address so I can contact you of course! Don’t forget to leave a separate comment for each. If you ever have any suggestions or comments, I LOVE to hear them, and you can comment below a post, or send an email to [email protected]
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Geez, there are so many! I love to try and be able to read a lot of my followers blogs, if they have one, and anyone who enters the giveaways. It is always great to sort of know who is reading your posts each and everyday. I am not picky though when it comes to a type of blog I follow. I read a variety, from fashion to parenting, traveling to arts & crafts. It is a great way to learn something, which could possibly benefit me in the future.
How can people find you?
Anyone can always contact me through my email, [email protected] Like I said, if there are ever any suggestions or comments, or anyone would like to be advertised or featured, I would love to hear from you! you can also leave me a note on Chic Style Modern’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chic-Style-Modern/124317840921252 or DM me on Twitter @chicstylemodern: http://twitter.com/chicstylemodern
Also, don’t forget to check out our newest addtion! Chic Style Modern Home for all of your homes essentials! www.chicstylemodern.blogspot.com