Our 4th interview is with Nichol, a niche blogger from Kiddies Corner Deals.
1. In a couple of sentences, tell us about yourself/your blog/what you do?
My name is Nichol and I’m a married SAHM mom of 2 children that also runs a family daycare. I started KiddiesCorner Deals, as I was once addicted to shopping. I am still addicted to shopping but I only hit online sales and deals, and the clearance racks in stores. I love designer gear, but after children there was no possible way I could afford it. I love sharing the deals I find, and I also host reviews and giveaways of ALL family friendly products.
2. And you’ve been blogging since…
3. Do you have any blogging rules or guidelines you follow?
I don’t really have any guidelines, but I feel if someone leaves a comment on a review or a personal post, than have the courtesy to comment back on their blog. I always leave comments when someone leaves me a comment if they have a blog, besides on giveaways. Be yourself, be honest, and if you write reviews, write them honestly, even the cons.
4. How many hours a week would you estimate you spend on your blog?
Too many! Honestly, I spend about an hour in the morning, two in the afternoon while the kids nap, and four in the evening when my kids are sleeping. You have to balance family with blogging. They come first!
5. Do you have any tips for people who are new to blogging?
Be yourself. Don’t worry what other people will think. I can pick out the fake ones and it’s irritating. Also, there are so many tutorials out there. I always look up tutorials and mess around. I recently just did my entire blog using tutorials and I have no experience. Ask questions. I have tons of “new” bloggers email me, and I always try to help. Don’t be afraid to ask:)
6. Do your family and friends know about your blog?
Yes they do. My family is very supportive of my blog, and think it’s a cool job.(This is my 2nd income.)
Bonus Question: What’s your favorite social media tool and why?Twitter!
I’m a twitter addict when I have time. I enjoy posting up the deals I find, my giveaways, and tweeting great articles I find online. I get a lot of traffic from twitter. It’s addicting and there are tons of twitter parties. Although, I never have time to join anymore.
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