Friday, July 24, 2009

Featured Blogger Friday-She Scribes

Happy Friday everyone! Today's Featured Blogger is one that I enjoy immensely-Every time I go to her blog, I find myself enthralled with her life as she posts it. She always has something interesting and meaningful to say!

Not to mention we have some great conversations over our individual postings =]

So welcome Kimberly from She Scribes!

Q. What's your name and your blog? What other information would you like to share?

Kimberly. I'm a mother, wife, business owner, freelance writer & photographer, mini-zoo keeper and of course a blogger. My blog is She Scribes (www.SheScribes.com). I blog about life, current events and whatever is on my mind. I enjoy doing product and book reviews because it gives me a reason to write and I love learning about things I might not otherwise know about. I also love to host giveaways for my readers.



Q. Why did you choose that name for your blog?
Originally I had an idea for a web site that featured ONLY women writers. I was going to let women post their articles (for free) so that other web sites and newsletters could use them (a great way to promote the writers). "She" of course is just another word for a woman/female and "Scribes" is an older term that means someone who writes. Since I already had the name I decided to use it as my blog name since I'm a "She" and I love to "Scribe" (write).


Q. Why did you start blogging?
originally I was going to use my blog to promote my business, Everyday-Occasions (www.Everyday-Occasions.com). I was going to write about the products I offered and other things to promote my business. I quickly found that to be very boring and I started to blog about life, current events and whatever was on my mind. My early blog entries are just a bunch of rambling. As time went on I started to add reviews and giveaways. It just took off from there. I love to write so anything that allows me to write makes me happy.


Q. What kind of stuff do you cover with your blog? Is there a specific genre you write about or is the sky the limit?
I blog about my life as a mom & wife. I also blog about current events and whatever is on my mind. Sometimes I write about serious stuff, other times just silly things like posting a funny video or image. I also do a lot of product and book reviews and host giveaways as often as I possibly can. At times I have several giveaways going at one time. The caption on my the header on my blog says a little bit of this and a little bit of that. That pretty much sums it up.


Q. Name one thing that you love about your blogging job.
I can't just name ONE favorite. I have a couple...meeting new people, writing, networking with other people and companies.


Q. Name one thing your not so fond of about your blogging job.
Getting obsessed with the numbers (visitors, subscribers, followers...). If I see a lot of visitors/subscribers I'm happy as can be. When I see less visitors or if someone unsubscribes it throws off my day. I don't like that I feel that way. I wish I wasn't so concerned about the numbers.


Q. What's one random fun fact about you?
I worked as an intern for a year at a maximum security all-male prison as a "peer counselor". There I facilitated a domestic violence group and co-facilitated a sexual offenders group. My mentor took me places in the prisons others never get to see (school, hospital, solitary confinement, gym). I was even at a conference at our state capital on Victim's Rights, surrounded by politicians, prison wardens and other "big time" people. They even asked me for my opinion on things and cared what I had to say. That was so cool! FYI...I am not a criminal...I was an intern for college working on my degree. LOL!


Q. Inspiration comes in many forms for different people. What inspires you?
My family (husband, my children and my extended family), my friends, life, the world around me. I can look at a Dandelion fluff and be inspired to write something.


Q. Any advice for other bloggers?
You need to work on your blog a lot to gain more visitors and exposure. Don't take it personally if you are not instantly bombarded with a zillion visitors and subscribers when you first start out. It takes time. You need to build up a following. When you are finally well established don't fall into the same trap I have - the numbers! Don't worry about the numbers! Just blog and enjoy yourself. Network with other bloggers. And most importantly - HAVE FUN!


Q. Where else can we find you(Etsy shop, other blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc)?


*Social Media:

She Scribes on Twitter

*Personal Business:

Everyday Occasions

2 comments:

Dee said...

Wonderful interview, an such great advice about blogging. Thanks for taking us into the life of Kim.

Angie Marion said...

Hi there Kim! I always forget to go visit her!