This week’s Sunday Featured Blogger is Marci from CincinnatiCoupons.net! I enjoyed learning more about her, and how she helps others to save money. I hope you will too!
What is the name of your blog and how did you choose this name for your blog?
CincinnatiCoupons.net, chose it because Cincinnati has it’s own sales ads and not many bloggers were specific to saving in Cincinnati, Ohio.
How long have you had your blog?
LOL, this is a good question. I started a free website for about 6 months, then moved to blogger (way better designs), became affiliated with “Little Miss Know It All” and then jumped over to my own site. So officially CincinnatiCoupons.net is 7 months old. However I’ve been deal blogging for 3 years.
What made you start a blog?
I was so tired of emailing all my friends and family of all the deals that I was getting. They’d come over and ask how much I paid for this and that and thought I need to start a place where everyone can see it and I can save time by not sending so many emails back and forth.
I realized that more than my friends and family was reading the site and it made me realize I was helping more than them. There were other people reading it. Once that happened, I took what I was doing seriously and was providing more than just grocery store deals. I was actually teaching the readers online how to coupon, donate and best of all “become addicted to saving money”.
Tell us a little about your kids:
I have a 2 ½ year old daughter. She is a “mini me” and I mean that whole heartedly. I prayed she would have my husbands attitude, but, I was blessed with mine. I feel sorry for my Husband to have to deal with two of us.
We spend a lot of time together, being that I’m a stay at home Mom. We do EVERYTHING together and enjoy every minute of it. I try to make everyday as special as possible. On Thursday’s we do whatever she wants to do or go to places she asks to go. Then on Friday’s we spend the morning and afternoon hitting the local garage sales. She’s a frugal diva as well and I love it!
I live in Cincinnati. The worst part is the humidity in the summer. You walk outside and instantly fill a bucket up with sweat…so gross! I absolutely love the changing of the seasons and enjoy the winter months.
What are some of your favorite blogs?
I honestly don’t have time to search the internet as much as I use to. I spend my time communicating with my readers on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find me on drag racing or car forums. Love my mustangs!
What do you think makes a good blog? Why?
Current content. Nobody wants to come to a site who hasn’t updated it in the past week. I TRY so much to update my site every single day. Whether it’s a latest deal, highlighting a local business, teaching readers or simply talking about my life.
What is a complaint you have about some blogs?
Not being updated daily and blogs that copy my site word for word. Then when I send them an email asking them to take the information down and the owner states that they wrote it. Uh Hello, you have my email subscription and affiliate links in your post, I know it’s mine!
What is the best prize you have ever won in a giveaway?
I don’t enter giveaways. However I do play bingo (I know I shouldn’t play bingo being 28 years old), but, I won $1,900 one night and went the next day to buy go fast parts!
What is the best/favorite post you have ever written?
I am writing a “Addicted to Saving Money Series” throughout the summer. It’s ways to save outside of grocery/deal shopping. I’ve been enjoying writing it.
What is the most exciting thing that has happened with your blog lately?
I was invited to attend a special shopping event in NY during Blogher. Unfortunately I can’t go, because I can’t find 2 tickets to purchase.
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
I am so blessed to be able to help my readers save money. By nature, I help others. That’s just what I do. To be able to help others and reach sure a large audience has always been a dream of mine. But, I also get to spend my day with “Mini Me” as well. So I’m doing two things I enjoy to do at the same time. Now if I could throw drag racing in there everyday, I’d be one VERY lucky woman!