Saturday Featured Blog | Six in the Nest
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Today I would like to welcome Jenilee from Six in the Nest! I had a chance to learn more about herblog and here’s what she had to say…
Please tell me about yourself.
I am a mom to six children, 5 boys and one little girl. Our oldest child is 7 years old! I am a CNA (certified nurse’s aide), a student (going to college for my Bachelor’s degree), a wife, a momma, and a blogger!
Please tell me about your blog.
When I first started blogging I thought I was going to write about every day life with the kiddos, well that didn’t happen as I expected. In fact, I made one post and then didn’t touch it again for a year! My friend Skye, of Real Mom Reviews, got me interested in blogging again and from there it took off. I do a little of everything, but mostly reviews and giveaways. Some of my favorite posts are my more personal posts, but I do enjoy trying out and sharing products with my readers.
How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging consistently since November of 2010.
How did you get started?
Skye sparked the interest in me. 🙂 Thank you, Skye!
What kinds of products do you feature on your blog?
Mostly things that are for children, although I throw some things for Mom’s and Dad’s in there too from time to time. I also have been posting Fluffy Friday cloth diaper features, since we switched to cloth diapers a few months ago.
Who does your blog appeal to?
Anyone really, but mostly parents. I love reading comments from my readers, and I love having them relate to my personal posts!
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I am currently being more laid back with my blog because of a crazy schedule with work, home, and school, so as of right now it is just a hobby. I hope to eventually take my blog to a bigger level and have it be more well known.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
Finding time to blog regularly. In order to keep traffic up regular posts are so important, and I definitely notice a difference when I don’t post regularly. It can be a big challenge when there is a lot of other responsibilities in life.
What do you love about blogging?
I love letting people know what I think of things, and I love sharing things I love. It is always great to form new relationships and friendships with readers and other bloggers as well.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
Ha, a few. I HATE when bloggers post “I’m a new follower, follow me back here:…” Leave a real comment that relates to the post and a link to your page, I am 100% more likely to visit if you actually took the time to look and respond appropriately to my post. Another biggy is WordPress blogs and their “You’re commenting too quickly” alert. Erg.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Readers- Do what the entry requirement asks you to, if it is confusing, let me know! 🙂 I often find that people aren’t doing what I ask, so if they are chosen by random.org I have to pick another winner.
Newbie review bloggers- Don’t give up. You will get a LOT of no’s or non-responses, but persistence pays off. Google is your best friend, don’t know how to do it…ask Google! And, become friends with other bloggers… don’t try to compete, try to be friendly and it will get you further. Lots of luck!
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Pretty All True- http://www.prettyalltrue.com/
Hyperbole and a Half- http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/
Real Mom Reviews- http://www.realmomreviews.net
Mi Savings Mama- http://www.misavingsmama.com
How can people find you?
Six in the Nest- http://www.sixinthenest.com