Saturday Featured Blog | Energizer Bunnies Mommy Reports
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Today I would like to welcome Marina from Energizer Bunnies’ Mommy Reports. 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 stay at home Mommy blessed with a loving and incredibly supportive husband and two of the most energetic children who have such a vibrant outlook on life. Bunny girl and Bunny Boo fill our lives with much joy and we’re always so grateful for what God has done through their lives.
Please tell me about your blog.
Energizer Bunnies’ Mommy Reports is a fun, family-friendly blog featuring detailed and sincere reviews of products tested by our family coupled with great giveaways one really can win!
Amidst the reviews and giveaways you will also find pockets of encouragement and inspiration and yes, even those much needed Mommy Tips as well.
How long have you been blogging?
My first post was written on March 20, 2009….seems like that was only yesterday!
How did you get started?
I initially started the blog to document Bunny girl’s life to share with family and friends overseas. Along the way I was asked if I would be interested to review something for our home and I thought why not? That one review opened up avenues and opportunities that made me realize that there are people out there who want to read a sincere review about products they are contemplating on buying. From then on I began to accept requests to review products and the rest, as they say, is history!
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Books (we love books), Christian inspired products, Baby must-haves and accessories, Toys, Games, Clothes, Shoes….you name it, we will review it! (Note: As long as it is family centered!)
I’ve also recently included two new features- E.B. Mommy Dines and E.B. Mommy Travels. The former features dining reviews while the latter features reviews on family friendly travel attractions, accommodations and more.
What was your favorite giveaway?
Wow, now that’s a hard one. Each giveaway has been unique in its own way.
If you asked my readers though I’m sure they’ll say their favorite giveaways have been the Gift Card giveaways especially if they’re food related.
Who does your blog appeal to?
Families!…. Frugal parents, Stay at home parents, Parents of young children and even Grandmommies who want to get their grandkids something really special.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I’ve honestly been taking one day at a time. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve been doing thus far and God has brought along openings and opportunities that I would never have thought would come my way. I’m just trusting Him on where the blog should go from hereon.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
The silence of a sponsor or their lack of staying committed to a prize that was promised prior to a giveaway going live continues to be my biggest challenge! It is always very disappointing to receive a mail from a once excited reader several months down the line saying their prize was never received and all attempts on my part to contact the sponsor hits a brick wall.
What do you love about blogging?
Lets see now….I love the freedom of putting my thoughts into words in a post, connecting with my readers, celebrating with them when they win something for someone special in the family, receiving an email saying a specific post was such an encouragement….oh boy, there so much I love about blogging!
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Hmmm….Egad! How can I name just one? (lol!)
Do you have any advice for the newbie review bloggers?
Be patient, sincere and willing to put your heart into what you do. Rome was never built in a day!
Don’t look at what other blogs are doing. Build up your blog on your values, your dreams, your train of thoughts and above all just trust God to bless the work of your hands.
Tell me some of your favorite blogs that you read.
I have a lot of favorites on my Reader but here are a few blogs I faithfully read….
For my shopping list and couponing help: Hip2Save, My Dallas Mommy
For Mommy encouragement, laughs, recipes and more: I Love My 5 Kids, Roscommon Acres, Resourceful Mommy, 5 Minutes for Mom, Kristie’s Notes
For Recipes: Cat Can Cook, Butterfly Kisses and Tasty Dishes
How can people find you?
Blogging @ http://energizerbunniesmommyreports.com/
Tweeting @ http://twitter.com/ebmommy
On Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/EBMommyReports