Blog Spotlight | Sprinkle of FUN
Today I would like to welcome Mari from Sprinkle Of FUN. 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 mom to 4 boys and a big Ameri-Bully, named Daysia. I Love photography, though I don’t do it professionally, maybe one day. I also love scrapbooking as well. I am president to a Not For Profit organization called Independent Home Schoolers Network, there are not many like us, we are an actual registered not for profit 501c3 group, and I am so lucky and proud to be president of. I love to spend time with my children teaching them about many things in the world and how things work. I love seeing their enjoyment of their ah-ha moments. I live in Florida now, been here for one year. I originally come from Bostom, Ma.
Please tell me about your blog.
I originally started my blog as a home schooling blog, but I just can’t stick with one thing (it might be the ADD). I have started to post more things on my blog like general family life, I have started a Daily Groove Talk, and recently started to do product reviews and give aways. So even though the main focus is still on the children’s educational side, I am also posting about other things as well. I like to keep things rounded as much as possible.
How long have you been blogging?
I created the blog in May, but have not really posted much until recently. I have been posting just about daily for the past few months, many more to come next year, I have great plans for the blog.
How did you get started?
I got started because of my home schooling the boys, it was a way to share with others how we home educate.
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
I am open to many things, as my family has many interests. I feature family friendly products. House hold items, toys, books for children, men, and women, going green items, educational items, jewelry, electronics, games for adults and children, etc.
What was your favourite giveaway?
Who does your blog appeal to?
I hope it appeals to men and women, I have mainly women readers, I would like more men bloggers to connect with too. Since my blog focus is of children and family, my readers are mainly parents and teachers, though I would like to be more appealing to more readers.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I hope to offer more readers give aways and freebies. I hope to gain more actual readers, as numbers are great but if those numbers are not coming to the blog and reading then whats the point? I want to add more interesting content and post about interesting articles. I am looking for guest posters and I am open to being a guest poster as well. Please have your own questions/theme, I am not that creative and I am quite busy so having your own is easier for me.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Learning how to customize it, I am not techie, so it is taking me quite a bit to learn those ropes. I am open to suggestions, but I do want my blog to be unique and show my personality which is a fun and friendly one. I don’t want my blog to look like everyone elses, as someone suggested somethings to me but they were suggesting to make mine look generic, boring, and look the same as others which is not what I want. However I do want it reader friendly, inviting, and comfortable but in my unique way. I of course want more subscribers, comments, and followers, but I don’t just want them for the numbers, but to also really enjoy the contents of what goes into the blog.
What do you love about blogging?
I love to share with others and get feedback. It allows me to get my thoughts out.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
When there is no subscribe to email button, I am sorry I only do the emails, I simply do not understand the RSS thing yet. I like it to come to my inbox and read them from there.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway?
Please read and follow all directions. Do not delete tweets/fb entries because then we can’t see it and the entry will be invalid.
newbie review bloggers?
I am a newbie, you have any for me?
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Theres too many lol. I do also have another blog but that blog is not for product reviews or give aways. It is for information and sharing ideas. I am not the only author, it is a blog that works with contributions. It is about work boxes, which is an organizational system to use with your children, here is the link. www.childworkbox.blogspot.com