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Blog Spotlight | Star Impulse

Today I would like to welcome Kelly from Star Impulse. 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 Kelly, I just recently graduated college this passed May and I’m just trying to start a stand-up comedy/acting career. I’m just a typical 20 something girl that loves fashion and entertainment. I also have a product review and giveaway blog which is loads of fun and I love doing.

Please tell me about your blog.

It’s a product review and giveaway blog that tries to cater to the non-mom blog followers. I know there’s a lot of mom blogs out there that has many mom and baby products, I try to pick products I know and love that other people whether they’re girls like me, older women, or even guys whill like too. It’s a variety of almost everything!

How long have you been blogging?

I began Star Impulse in February of last year but I’ve been blogging for years now, I’d say at least 10 years. I used to have a LiveJournal, Diaryland, and GreatestJournal. I also had some fan sites (ones dedicated to Elijah Wood and Hanson, haha).

How did you get started?

To be honest I forget how I initially started, I think I used to follow some fan blogs and and fan sites and figured I could do that, then that led me to LJ and GJ. But the product review blog started because a good friend of mine had a blog and I thought that was a great idea so I started one too.

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

Everything from food to fashion, electronics to cosmetics. I try to feature a wide range of products because I want to make all of my readers happy and enjoy the the reviews and giveaways.

What was your favourite giveaway?

My favorite giveaway was for Zuvo Water Purator because it was and is my first really huge giveaway. Also for Beardhead because it’s such a funny and unique product.

Who does your blog appeal to?

I try to appeal to people like me, I’m not a mom and I just recently graduated college. So I try to appeal to both men and women around my age and older. That’s why I try to review a various amount of products so everyone can like something on my blog.

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

Hopefully bigger and better, more reviews and giveaways for more followers. I may branch off and start another blog for fashion or entertainment stuff, I haven’t decided yet though, but we’ll see.

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

Gaining a larger audience. It was hard starting out but once you pick up your stride it goes for a while, now though I’m in a more difficult slump only getting a few new followers a week no matter what products I review or even how many places I post the review/giveaway links. I’m hoping it’s just a slump and picks up speed again.

What do you love about blogging?

I just love having a voice and being able to spread the word about big and little companies out there with awesome products. I also like the blog community, you know, meeting all these awesome people that read my blog and/or have a blog too, it’s fun.

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

I had one experience for a giveaway where the company never gave the winner her prize and I felt terrible, I kept trying to contact and contact them and they never responded. When companies act unprofessional like that, it just gets me so mad.

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

I do a random winner thing, so the only advice I can say is to enter, I’d recommend doing a lot of the bonus entries too because the more comments you make the more you’ll have a chance at getting picked. For newbie review bloggers, just get out there, I keep telling my friends and family, if they want to have a do something that’s really fun and easy to do create a blog. It’s super easy and there’s a lot of companies out there that are pro-newbie bloggers, even when you have nothing on your blog yet they’ll send you something to start it up with. Just keep at it, even when there’s slumps in followers and companies and such, it’ll be worth it in the end.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

Well, I like your blog, Simply Stacie, obviously, haha. And my friend Sammi has a blog called Sammi’s Blog of Life, big ups to her because she’s the one I got the idea to create a blog from.

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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