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Saturday Featured Blog |Family Focus Blog

Welcome to Simply Stacie’s Saturday Featured Blog

Today I would like to welcome Scarlet from Family Focus Blog. 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 Scarlet. I graduated from Tulane University and went into a retail management career. When my daughter was born I decided to be a stay-home-mother. A little over a year ago I started blogging and I have really enjoyed having an outlet to express myself.

Please tell me about your blog.

I recently switched from blogger to wordpress and changed my blog name to Family Focus Blog. I feel like that name better represents my blog. I cover any topics that would be of interest to family readers. I especially enjoy sharing go green tips that families can easily implement as well as fun family activities. I also enjoy hosting lots of great giveaways.

How long have you been blogging?

A little over one year.

How did you get started?

Totally by the seat of my pants. I just went for. I decided if other people could do it, I would could do it too!

What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?

My favorite products to feature are green products and products that are useful to my own family.

What was your favourite giveaway?

This is a tough one. I love hosting the $100 Visa Gift Card giveaway that is going on right now because it gives people choice over what they want and need. But I also really enjoyed hosting the Zuvo Water Filtration giveaway because it was a great product that everyone could benefit from but not everyone has $300 to spend on it!

Who does your blog appeal to?

I think it could appeal to almost anyone but it is most appealing to moms because their are a lot of giveaways for products for kids and articles that share my personal mommy experiences.

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

I want to keep it going like it is and just keep getting more and more great giveaways to offer my readers.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog? Switching blogging platforms was pretty challenging as I lost my google rank but the biggest challenge is just finding the time in a day to do everything I want to do on my blog!

What do you love about blogging?

I love hitting publish and seeing my the results of my labor. I also love getting comments and seeing when people connect with what you have written. And sometimes I just like getting my feelings out!

Do you have a blogging pet peeve?

Spam comments and I have so many more now that I am on WordPress and have commentluv.

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

Just enter. Sometimes the #1 wins, sometimes the last one wins. I use random.org so it could be any entry. Also, I think odds are so high with blog giveaways. That is why I love entering other blog giveaways myself and I have won bunches of cool stuff!

newbie review bloggers?

You have to make it happen and solicit what you are interested.

Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.

Simply Stacie, of course! (In fact, seeing you switch to wordpress gave me courage to make the leap!) Turning Back the Clock, The Eco-Friendly Family Blog, Dexter’s Super Savvy Mommy, and lots more!

How can people find you?

Family Focus Blog

Family Focus Blog on Facebook

Family Focus Blog on Twitter

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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