Blog Spotlight | Menopausal New Mom
Today I would like to welcome Deb from Menopausal New Mom. I had a chance to learn more about her blog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
I’m one of those gals who had her career first and family second. I worked for over 20 years in sales and service, then met the man of my dreams, dated him for 4 years, got married at 44 and then had our daughter when I was 45 WITHOUT fertility treatmets. A total shock! Then found out I was POST menopausal two years later. More shock!
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog used to be about day to day life trying to figure out this “being a new mom thing” while going through menopause and also sharing stories that I found funny. Then a few months ago, I found out my husband’s ex wife had found my blog and was causing trouble about it in the family. Wanting my life to remain private from her, I changed my format to Reviews and Giveaways with the odd story I don’t mind her finding out about.
How long have you been blogging?
Since April 2009
How did you get started?
My nieces were blogging and I thought it would be great therapy for me and a way to reach out to other moms who might also be facing menopause. We had just moved to a new area and I didn’t know that many people here so blogging provided me with not only an outlet but the opportunity to continue to interact with other moms daily.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I wanted to make my blog stand out by offering higher-end items that I love. All about the moms with things like Jewelry, Fashion, Cosmetics, Skincare, Kitchenware, Giftware and Accessories and anything that I really liked.
What was your favourite giveaway?
Definitely the $150 Whimsy Designer Murano Glass Bead ring. Stay tuned, I have another fabulous giveaway from them coming up!
Who does your blog appeal to?
Well, obviously my husband’s exwife Lol! Seriously, I think it would appeal to anyone who loves higher-end giveaways for pampering mom and I still share the odd silly story from time to time.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
You know, I haven’t really given it much thought. I’ve only started with the reviews/giveaways on a regular basis since August so hard to say.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Definitely the trouble from my husband’s ex. It was difficult for my stepchildren who refused to support her ridiculous behavior over it and I had to make the decision whether to close up shop or find a new direction. I’m happy to say so far, I’m enjoying the new direction.
What do you love about blogging?
I love the day to day interaction with other woman and the wonderful cyber friendships we have.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Yes, definitely the bashing that goes on with some bloggers who feel the need to round up their buddies to bully others out here.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway?
Yes, enter often, my giveaways are all things that I would love to win!
Newbie review bloggers?
Get yourself out here and list your giveaways on every giveaway link list you can find so others can discover you. And don’t be afraid to approach other Giveaway/Review bloggers for advice. Most of us are happy to help.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Off the top of my head, here are a few
Tammy’s Two Cents
Boobie Babies and a Blog
We’re At Dad’s That Week