Every week for the next few months (hopefully), I’m going to feature one of my favorite bloggers. This week is my friend Lindsay from Pandora’s Deals. Most of the bloggers, including Lindsay, I have been following for a long time, even before I started blogging – which is why they’re my favorite
Each of these bloggers that will be featured, I really recommend you follow. Anyways, enough of my rambling, here’s more about Lindsay:
How did you get started blogging? How long have you been blogging for?
I started blogging in April of 2011 so I’ve been at it for almost 2 years. I started following a lot of blogs just before then and thought, ‘hey, I can do that!’ So I did!
What’s your favorite thing about blogging?
I love connecting with my readers and other bloggers. It’s a great way to stay plugged into the adult world while still giving me the flexibility to make my own hours and work from home. Plus I’ve learned a ton! My job is as challenging as I want it to be. There’s always something new I can teach myself.
What made you decide to start a deals blog?
When I started following blogs it was mostly deal blogs that I was drawn to. I had no idea how much it was possible to save using coupons and shopping great deals online. When I got enthusiastic about it, I wanted to share it with people too!
How long does it take to find deals to share with your readers?
There’s never a shortage of deals to share! I just have to decide which ones to post based on what I think my readers will like most, which is often what appeals to me the most.
I know it’s not fair to pick favorites, but what’s your favorite product that you’ve reviewed so far?
I’ve been able to review so many awesome products. That’s a tough question. Some of my favorites are Wholly Guacamole and ChicoBag. Not only do I love their products, I love the general message of each company.
How do you juggle family and blogging?
This was challenging for me at first but I’ve found a pretty good groove now. I try to work when my kids are in school for a couple of hours in the morning, then I take the rest of the morning to volunteer in my daughter’s class or do my errands or housework. At naptime I work for maybe another hour and then I pick back up for 1-2 hours after the kids go to bed. Each day is different but that’s my general routine. I work in chunks of time and try my hardest to stay focused and really make the most of the time I’m online.
I see you like to take your kids on road trips. Where is their favorite place to go?
We do! We love to travel. In the past couple of months we’ve had some great experiences in Pittsburgh and Baltimore. Always at the top of our list, though, is the beach. We’re a family of total beach bums. Can’t get enough sun and surf!
I see you do a lot of food reviews. I love food! What’s your favorite thing to eat?
Chocolate. I love chocolate. But, if I had to pick something relatively healthy, I’d choose pesto. I grow a ton of basil in the summertime and make lots of pesto and freeze it to use all winter. It’s delish. Here’s my recipe.
If you had to pick only 1 blog to follow for the rest of your life, who would it be?
What a tough question! There are so many that I love. One that I’ve followed for a couple of years and always find helpful is Life…Your Way.