Friday, July 31, 2009

Featured Blogger Friday-Sweeps4Bloggers

Tis Friday yet again and you all know what that means! Another featured blogger on The Eclectic Element :D

I tell you, I love to bring to attention bloggers that I love and follow-It's like sharing an extra special treat with ya'll.

So for today, say hello to Valerie of Sweeps4Bloggers on Blogspot! I have been following her since the beginning of my blogging career and have won many a things thanks to her! She has inspired me in many ways and I hope she can do the same for you guys...

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

Valerie from Sweeps4Bloggers

Q. Why did you choose that name for your blog?

It was the first thing that came to my mind... thought I'd change it when I thought of something better, but.... it stuck & now that I have a following and business cards, I'm not going to change ;)

Q. Why did you start blogging?

Giveaways! I have been entering (and winning!) sweepstakes for years. I like the personal aspect of blog giveaways - it's more interactive than just filling out a form. The odds are great and it's fun to hear about new products and other people's opinions. After entering other giveaways for awhile, I decided it would be fun to run my own & I love it! I am having soooo much fun! :)

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 like reviewing and giving away a wide variety of products - something for everybody. This keeps it interesting for my readers and fun for me. I'm especially interested in green products and my kids and I are big readers - I welcome all PR pitches.

My blog is a happy place, so I accept reviews for products that I believe I will enjoy.

Q. Name one thing that you love about your blogging job.

Just one??? Giving stuff away!

Q. Name one thing your not so fond of about your blogging job.

Hmmmm..... it would be nice if someone were giving me a big fat paycheck!

Q. What's one random fun fact about you?

I'm training to be the Crazy Cat Lady when I get old.

Q. Inspiration comes in many forms for different people. What inspires you?

My guys.

Q. Any advice for other bloggers?

Do what you love. If you like writing about your family, do that. If you like writing about politics, do that. If you like doing reviews or giveaways, do that. It'll be obvious to your readers, if your heart isn't in it. There are sooo many ways to do a blog - it's a blank slate for you to create whatever works for you :)

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

You can find Valerie:

Twitter @valerie2350


Unknown said...

Great Feature Friday! I love Valerie's blog :)

jooled said...


"What's one random fun fact about you?

I'm training to be the Crazy Cat Lady when I get old."

ha ha, that even made both of my calicos smile!

I like this feature- it's a good idea.

@jooled on twitter

Lorie Shewbridge said...

Thanks for featuring Valerie, she is one of my favorite bloggers. I, too have been following her since I started blogging regularly. She is always so sweet and has great giveaways.

I love this part of your blog, Kayla, thanks for doing it, keep it up....

Annette said...

There can never be too many crazy cat ladies.

Is there some sort of class I can sigh up for? :D