Blog Spotlight: KiddiesCorner Deals
Today I would like to welcome Nichol from KiddiesCorner Deals. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
My name is Nichol, and I’m a SAHM mom of 2 children a boy age 8 and a daughter age 3. I also run a daycare so I’m always busy. I’ve been married for almost 10 years to my high school sweetheart. We have an amazing life, and are remodeling a home we bought last year.
Please tell me about your blog.
Before kids I had a little bit of a shopping addiction, but only designer gear. I could no longer afford to shop like that after my son was born, so I started to check out all the coupon sites out there. I couldn’t believe the sales and deals you could find online. KiddiesCorner Deals is all about sales, deals, reviews and giveaways. The sales are mainly on children deals I find online.
How long have you been blogging?
How did you get started?
I found a blog giveaway and was thrilled when I won. I decided I should make my own blog for the extra entry opportunities you can gain by adding buttons and blogging. It has been a fun experience and I don’t plan to stop anytime soon! The friends you meet is wonderful. Everyone is so friendly and kind.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
All family friendly products.
What was your favourite giveaway?
I’ve done so many. It’s amazing working with all the sponsors and learning of their companies and products. I’m not sure I could just name one. I loved the Hana flat iron I reviewed and held a giveaway for, I enjoy any type of gift cards, and clothing giveaways.
Who does your blog appeal to?
Moms with children, those who love deals, and anyone who loves to enter giveaways!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
After the first of the year I’m moving to WordPress. I hope I can monetize a bit more, and learn more SEO. There is so much to learn. I have fun with it all, so I’m looking forward to the new year to see what is in store!
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Trying to balance family and keeping up with my blog. I have finally figured this out. I get a few things done early in the morning, and then late at night.
What do you love about blogging?
The people! I haven’t met anyone in real life yet, but there are so many I wish to meet. You feel like you have a connection with so many.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Take off word verifications! It’s annoying. You can monitor your posts before you let them through. It’s a pain when you enter giveaways and you have to enter a verification every single time. I tend not to enter giveaways that have this. Also people who don’t read giveaway rules.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Write from the heart. Don’t just write something because you feel you have to. Many people read the reviews and will purchase products based on reviews they read. Put the bad in as well. As for people entering, please read the rules!
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Thanks, Mail Carrier, A Nut in a Nutshell, Guessing all the Way, Random Thoughts of a Supermom, and so many others. There are some amazing blogs out there.