Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Meet and Greet: MI Savings Mama

Your name: Amy

Where do you blog? MI Savings Mama

MI Savings Mama

How did you decide what to name your blog? It was supposed to start off as a Money Savings Blog, and I live in Michigan, so it was only fitting to have it MI (for Michigan) and Savings. When I went to Wordpress, I then had to find a different name because misavings.com was already taken.

When and why did you start blogging? I started blogging over a year ago. It was my out from daily life. My husband played video games at night, and I needed something to keep myself occupied, so I started a blog.

What do you blog about? I started blogging about savings and then realized that you can save money by using coupons, but you can also save money by just buying the right product. So I started doing reviews on my blog.

What does your family think of your blog? Do they read it? My family really doesn’t read it -- most of the time. They do support me in doing it, and my friends make sure to keep me on track when it comes to posting.

When do you find the time to blog? Finding time is the hardest thing for me to do. I work two jobs, plus I am a mom, so it tends to be later at night after the lil guy goes to bed.

What is your favorite item you ever reviewed? My favorite review item was flipflop wines -- not because it is wine, but because of the great people I had helping me review it!

What brand or product would you really like to work with/review? I would really love to review a Dyson. I have wanted one for years. That is my “Holy Grail” of reviews. I would also love to work with KitchenAid on reviewing one of their mixers!

What has been your biggest blogging challenge, and how did you overcome it? I transferred my own blog from Blogger to Wordpress. That was probably one of the biggest techy challenges that I have faced. The biggest challenge is sometimes just finding the right words to start a post. I tend to write the post by starting in the middle, writing the last paragraph, and then just sitting there and thinking of how to begin it.

What advice would you give a new blogger? Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Everyone started as a newbie at one point in time or another. And if someone is trying to give you advice -- and tell you that you are worth more than you are allowing yourself -- trust them. They have been there.

What are your favorite blogs to read?
Mama Loves Her Bargains
Boobies Babies and a Blog

Where can we find you?
Facebook: http://facebook.com/misavings
Twitter: http://twitter.com/misavings

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