I have been a blogger for several years now…it all began when our first child was born. We have family and friends who live quite a distance away from us and so we wanted a way to keep them up to date on what was going on in our lives. My husband, who is a “geek” set up our first blog and I started to write posts and share pictures with my followers.
A friend of mine became involved in reviewing products on her blog and I watched her with great interest. At the time, I had a 2 year old and a newborn and thought that I would certainly have NO time to review products and write blog posts.
However, my friend was constantly on the road traveling with her family doing ministry work and so she had a hard time getting packages shipped because she was never at her home address. When she knew she was going to be visiting me, she would have products shipped to my house and have me take pictures of them and tell her what I thought of the products.
So, in essence, I was doing reviews without writing my own posts…and I was having a blast doing so!
As I saw the potential of actually being a review blogger begin to form, I put my feelers out and started emailing companies. I remember when I received my first “yes” from a company who wanted to work with me and I was ecstatic! I had a blog that I had started on which I would share coupons and free samples with my readers, called In My Opinion.
So, I re-vamped that blog and started my journey as a review blogger. It has been over 2 years since I started doing reviews and I love every minute of it! For me, blogging is a way to unwind, write and receive helpful products for my family. It isn’t always an easy job, but it is one that I have always enjoyed and look forward to what the future holds for me.