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Blog Spotlight | Mom in Training


Today I would like to welcome Stacy from Mom in Training. 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 wife, mother of a 4-yr old girl and 10-yr old boy, and I work from home.

Please tell me about your blog.

I blog about book reviews, offers to save and make a little extra cash along with review/giveaway combination posts.  I am hosting my first giveaway event right now. It just started on Monday and will last for 14 days!

How long have you been blogging?

Around a year now.

How did you get started?

I started out thinking I wanted to blog to keep my family and friends up to date on our life, then somehow it transformed into something even bigger!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

Books, toys, food products, gadgets, personal care products, you name it!

What was your favourite giveaway?

Boy this is a tough one….So far to date my favorite has been one I am running right now for Trading Phrases. I got an awesome wall decal for my daughters room and now they are sponsoring a $50 gift card for my giveaway.

Who does your blog appeal to?

Everyone, I mean who doesn’t like the chance to enter a giveaway. And why not get a personal review on the item first.

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

I hope to continue to build followers and be offered larger giveaways…I’d love to had been one of the ones to do the coffee pots!

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

I have trouble pacing myself, and not spending too much time can be habit forming!

What do you love about blogging?

I love  being able to share my opinion with others. I personal like to read reviews before I venture out and purchase new products, and now I can help others that like to do the same.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

People that only leave one comment on a giveaway and make it obvious they didn’t even read the post.  I mean really at least skim it and answer the right question. LOL

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

My advice is keep a list of the ways you follow blogs, it makes it easier to enter multiple giveaways on the same person’s blog.  I even keep a notepad document open when filling out giveaways for reference. Newbies – Don’t give up, it does take some time to build followers..they will come. Oh, and get on Facebook, my fan page has done wonders!

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

Besides yours of course I read: 3princesandaprincess2, Airplanes & Dragonflies, Cuckoo For Coupon Deals, Just Married with Coupons, Tight Wad in Utah. Just to name a few.

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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