Saturday Featured Blog | Mom Always Finds Out
Welcome to Simply Stacie’s Saturday Featured Blog!
Today I would like to welcome Nicole from Mom Always Finds Out. 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 a SAHM to 3 boys (7, 3, and 1) and currently expecting a baby boy in late May. My family lives in Alaska, but I was born and raised in southern Alabama. My husband is from California and we were kayak guides in the Prince William Sound after we got married (pre-kid life). We have been married 10 years this May. I love to read and write, I have a BA in English. Life is busy with my kids, but I am so happy I recently started my blog (Mom Always Finds Out). I am enjoying connecting with so many other moms and learning so much from them.
Please tell me about your blog.
I started my blog in January of this year, so it is still a newbie! I like to post about good deals, product reviews, tips on being green and Eco-friendly, tidbits from my own life with my family, and pretty much any other information I think other people would like to hear. I have had a couple giveaways so far, and hope I can continue to grow and offer more product reviews and giveaways to my readers.
How long have you been blogging?
I have only blogged for private family blogs until recently. January 2011 is when I started Mom Always Finds Out and put it out there for everyone to see.
How did you get started?
I had been reading mommy blogs for a while, and started researching on ways to start my own blog. One day I decided to just get it going, the next day I signed up for Blogelina’s online course, and things have just been going along since then! I have so much to learn and such a long way to go to reach my ultimate blogging goals, but I just take it one day at a time doing what I can, and most importantly — enjoying the experience along the way!
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Eco-friendly (not exclusively though)
Baby and Children’s items.
Have plans to feature Items for the home, Etsy, jewelry, Bath and body, pretty much anything family friendly is good with me.
What was your favourite giveaway?
Well…I’ve only had a couple so far….but I love the Biokleen product I’m giving away since it was my first green household item I was able to giveaway.
Who does your blog appeal to?
I hope it appeals to other moms who have similar interests as me: children, learning to live a greener lifestyle, healthy eating, giveaways and product reviews.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
Hmmmm….I’m hoping to grow into a product review blog, especially for green, Eco- Friendly products.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Learning all the technicalities of building a blog and trying to self-host.
What do you love about blogging?
Sharing my opinions about life and products and hoping I am helping someone out there!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
The pressure to get fans to follow on so many different media: Facebook, Twitter, Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, and more! It can be overwhelming.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
I am a newbie, so if someone has advice for me, I’m always willing to listen and try new ideas.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Simply Stacie (and I’m not just saying that! I really learn a LOT from you!)
Mama Living the Life of Riley
A Thrifty Mom
I subscribe to a ton of mommy blogs that I love reading, too many to name!