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Saturday Featured Blog: Makobi Scribe

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Today I would like to welcome Jennifer from Makobi Scribe. 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 SAHM of three wonderful boys, ages soon to be 1, soon to be 3, and 18!!  I work part-time from home as a medical transcriptionist for a local psychiatrist. I am an avid reader (mostly sci-fi fantasy), movie watcher, and now blogger!!  My husband is gone most of the time as a long-distance trucker.  So I fill the emptiness when the kids are at nap and in bed with my blog!  It has really kept my mind off our big life change and helped me channel my energies into something constructive.  He has recently acquired this job after being a surveyor for 20 years.  The economy is rough on everyone, and I am very thankful that my husband has the constitution to help his family by sacrificing to pursue such a rough career.  It is hard on the whole family right now, but it is short-term and he will be able to get a local route after a year.  In the meantime, I found a love for a great new hobby! I am a Mamapalooza (moms playdate group) Assistant Organizer, and  very close with my extended family (mom, grandma, sister, brother, even my step-sister!)I have a Boston terrier, Fenway, and a tomcat, Drexil.
Please tell me about your blog.

My blog’s focus is for the momma!  Also, for her children, her home, and anything to make a woman’s life easier!  I love to find eco-friendly products and am in to cloth diapering. I try to let my personality shine through and let my readers get to know my family as well as learn about the different products on the market.  I also try to add tutorials as I learn things my self to let other bloggers have an easier time of it than me.  Everything I research, I try to pass on to someone else.
How long have you been blogging?

I blogged with my sister as a guest for about a year or so.  I have had my blog since last November.  I may be new, but through tons of research (I am finding is another hobby of mine), I have come quite far and learned a lot.
How did you get started?

I used to help my sister at Jamie’s Precious Peas, by guest hosting reviews and giveaways when she went on vacations and needed a blogging break.  I was quite envious of all the really cool products on the market she used to review and give her opinion on.  After a while, I caught the blogging bug, and wanted to dive in full force, and here I am!
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

Eco-friendly if possible, anything for babies, cloth diapers, kids gadgets, toys, boys stuff, and stuff for mom like jewelry, clothes, and home decor.  I currently have a section for wreaths that I am working on.  I want to find a wreath for every month. I also do features fo the holidays.
What was your favourite giveaway?

The blue penguin sposo easy diaper. If that diaper made the winner half as happy as it has made me, I have spread some serious sunshine.  It is the first thing I grab when laundry is clean…or the new Tommee Tippee cups I have upcoming.  I have never met a cup that claimed to be leak-proof that actually held up to its promises until them…Woot a winner!! I guess the simple things that make my life easier and i know in turn they will help soemone else because that is what my blog is all about!
Who does your blog appeal to?

Women who want to have babies, have babies, and know babies!  I also have a couple men out there shopping for their babies and women!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?

No where but up baby!  My short term goals: Get Alexa rank under 100,000; Get asked to do more reviews than I pitch; Be able to write a full series with blogging tips and tricks I found helpful.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?

Google PR UGH update already.
What do you love about blogging?

The learning.  I am constantly learning about all kinds of things; new products, about people, SEO tips, html tricks.  Everyday I learn at least 5 new things.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

People who win without contact info.  It make me sad to have to pass someone over who won because they have their profile blocked and do not leave an email address.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway?

Enter an email in at least one entry.
newbie review bloggers?
I wrote all about it here:
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

Simply Stacie of course! and and a new one I just came across who lives like 45 minutes from me!  Small world!

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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