Your name: Brenda
Name of your blog: Brenda Loves Sharing
Blog URL: http://brendalovessharing.com/
Blog social media accounts:
- Bloglovin’: https://www.bloglovin.com/@brenda192
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brendalovessharing/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/brendasharing
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brendalovessharing/
- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brendasharing/
Let’s get to know YOU:
Tell us a little bit about yourself (mini bio): I am a Christian mom from California, with 3 children ages 20, 18, and 10. I am also a substitute teacher. I love to review products, host giveaways, talk about my family, deals and a heart healthy life.
What do you do outside of blogging (think school or work): I’m a substitute teacher, I interpret for the Deaf people at our church
What do you like to do on your down time? watch tv or read
Blog niche: Saving money, heart healthy, giveaways/reviews
What’s the purpose of your blog? to share product reviews/giveaways, heart healthy tips, and deals
Who’s your target? women
What’s the best way for your audience to contact you? email – firstname.lastname@example.org
How would you describe your blogging style? casual and friendly
When did you start blogging? 2010
What inspired you to start blogging? I first started to promote my Etsy business.
What’s the biggest change in your life since you started blogging? I no longer have my Etsy business and I had to go back to work.
- Short term: to build my following
- Long term: to monetize my blog and help people save money and become heart healthy
If you could start blogging all over again, what would you do differently? I would start on a self-hosted site. I lost all my followers when I rebranded and moved my blog, and it’s been hard figuring out how to contact them to get them back.
How do you motivate yourself to continue blogging? I enjoy writing and I really like helping people, so that’s enough motivation for me.
What attributes has helped you become successful blogger? Finding people and Facebook groups that can help me.
How have you tried to increase your blog traffic? Which way has been the most successful? I have tried to increase my blog traffic by joining Facebook groups and Pinterest groups. I just started looking for Pinterest Groups, so so far, Facebook groups has helped the most.
What’s your favourite social media platform and why? I really like Facebook because the people on the groups I’m a part of, are so helpful. They’re willing to go above and beyond to answer my questions. There’s also lots of great ways to support others on there.
Most of your traffic comes from which social media platform? So far, it’s from Facebook.
What’s your favourite blogging group on Facebook? I don’t think I could pick just one. They’ve all been helpful.
Do you have a freebie for your readers? If so, what is it? Do we need to subscribe to receive it? Not yet, but I’m working on it.
What’s your greatest win so far with blogging? Just being able to figure out how to rebrand and getting my new website all set up and ready to go.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve so far with blogging? I’ve learned there are wonderful people out there in the world that want to get to know you and want to hear what you have to say.
Has blogging surprised you in any way? If so, how? Yes, I was surprised at how many bloggers there are!
How often do you publish a post? I always post on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and then any other day if a deal to post.
Have you had writer’s block? If so, how did you overcome it? No, I haven’t had writer’s block yet, thankfully.
Do you have a blogging schedule? Daily theme? Please share! I keep track of what I’m going to blog about in a planner. I usually plan one month at a time. Tuesdays are usually for Saving Money at the Grocery Store. Thursdays are usually for Heart Healthy Tips. Giveaways, reviews, deals that I post, are scheduled as they come in.
Have you guest posted for someone? Not yet.
Do you accept guest posts? If yes, tell us about it! I haven’t had any yet, but I would be open to it.
Have you made money from blogging? If so, how? Not yet, although I am trying to monetize my blog.
Who’s your favourite blogger now and why? (Name and blog URL) I don’t have one favorite. I have quite a few that I follow. My favorite ones are the ones who comment back on my blog because I think that’s the right thing to do, and very kind.
What type of blogs are you interested in reading and why? I read other blogs in my niche, so I can learn more and help promote them. I also like reading blogs about how to improve my blog, because I’m always interested in learning how to get better. I also like blogs about organizing because I enjoy having an organized home.
List the top 5 blogs you are reading currently: (Names and blog URLs)
- Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body Designer Trapped | Free Your Creativity DIY Your Home
- Organized 31 http://organized31.com/
- Gloria’s Bits and Pieces http://kngmckellar-glorias.blogspot.com/
- Sonya’s Happenings http://www.sonyashappenings.com/
- Our Everyday Harvest http://www.oureverydayharvest.com/
Give advice to someone who wants to start blogging: Definitely find Facebook groups that can help you. I also read tons of blogs about blogging to learn how to get started.
Tell us one thing your readers don’t know about you: My readers don’t know that I love ice cream – low fat, of course!
Anything else you’d like to share with us? Go for it!!! I would love for you to check out my blog and sign up for my email so we can get to know each other better, and so I can help you learn to save money at the grocery store and become heart healthy.
Leave a message for your readers: I want to say thank you to all of my current readers for your loyalty and for making my day with the comments you leave me.