Saturday Featured Blog | One Thrifty Gurl
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Today I would like to welcome One Thrifty Gurl! 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 24 year old with many hobbies. I love learning so I am always doing something new. I have many younger siblings and love to be around them – the youngest is 10! I am and Early Childhood Educator and Blackjack Dealer that loves coupon shopping and entering Sweepstakes.
Please tell me about your blog.
My blog is a collaboration of all of my hobbies. I love to do Random Etsy Posts where I choose a theme or random word and I post about my five favorite finds. I also host giveaways and do product reviews. Since I do not have children I have a mother that does baby and childhood reviews for young children. I do the reviews for older children with help from my siblings. My sixteen year old sister also participates in reviewing and graphic design on my blog. I do a monthly gift guide or event and she designs the artwork to correspond with that month’s theme.
How did you get started?
I started blogging to earn extra entries in some of the blog giveaways I was entering. I tried to make them fun and creative. I noticed I had a following and started posting about my hobbies. From that point on I was hooked.
Who does your blog appeal to?
My blog appeals to many people including: educators, mothers, fashionistas, thrifty shoppers, cleaners, Etsy sellers and buyers and those that are fans of sweepstakes.
What direction do you see your blog going in the future?
I hope to continue blogging as a hobby. I view blogging as a part-time job, but I do not see myself monetizing and cluttering it up advertisements. I hope that my blog will become a staple for all of my followers in the future. My goal is to build it into a site that helps and entertains people while allowing me to share my passions.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced so far with your blog?
The biggest challenge I have faced thus far is finding my niche. There are so many blogs out there that I want mine to be unique. Often times I notice the blogs I follow have cookie cutter posts. My challenge was to participate in campaigns and stand out!
What do you love about blogging?
I love being able to change the world on article at a time. Even if one person reads my post I hope they will learn something that they can carry with them from that day on.
Do you have a blogging pet peeve?
My blogging pet peeve is having video or music tracks embedded in posts that go off automatically when you open the page.
Do you have any advice for the readers entering your giveaway? newbie review bloggers?
Advice for entering giveaway, always read over the rules. I feel terrible when I have to disqualify a winner because they did not follow the rules. Advice for newbie bloggers, find your voice. I learned after a couple of months that the posts with the most views were the ones I enjoyed writing and wrote from the heart.
Tell me some of your favourite blogs that you read.
Simply Stacie is one of the first blogs I came across along with Survey Junkie and Little Yayas. To this day these are some of my favorite blogs. I also really enjoy reading HappilyDomestic and Surviving A Teacher’s Salary.
How can people find you?
http://www.onethriftygurl.com/ On my Blog
http://twitter.com/#!/lexigurl_17 On Twitter
and on http://www.networkedblogs.com/blog/one_thrifty_gurl_915707