Leslie Loves Veggies Blogger Product Reviews An Interview
Leslie writes her reviews in a way that keeps you coming back for more. She has values and sticks to them as you can see in this interview and in her blog too.
Leslie Loves Veggies
Tell me about your Blog –
Leslie Loves Veggies
started out as a personal Blog. I was entering a lot of Giveaways and I really enjoyed it! I Love making people happy and I thought this was something I could do! I learned a lot from entering other peoples Giveaways. My First Giveaway was on July 11th 2009 and I have been going full steam ahead ever since!
How did you get started blogging?
I actually started by entering Giveaways! I enjoyed it and thought I would LOVE to do this! I learned the ropes by entering and entering and winning quite a few GREAT Giveaways on some Wonderful Blogs!
What is the biggest tip you would give to product reviewers?
Work hard, be honest and be true to who you are!
Are you contacted by advertisers or do you contact them or both?
Most of the time I contact my sponsors. I would say 10% of the time I do have companies contact me. I also have PR companies I work with and love that will contact me on a frequent basis.
What is your favorite product that you have reviewed?
That’s a toughie and I’ll tell you why? I only contact companies with products I ADORE!! I don’t review products I do not LOVE! If I LOVE them, I know my Loyal Readers will too! With that being said! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE My Black Pearls from Pearl Distributor, My Price Pfister Kitchen Faucet and my Evolve Showerhead!
SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit Review & Giveaway
748 Entries.. What a fun Giveaway! I think it was really important to get some photos of Hubby and I actually using the SodaStream! When you see how easy it is to assemble, see the soda being made and the actual fizzzzz 😉 you want to taste that soda! I think it really puts you in the mood for soda and makes you really WANT that SodaStream.
Afterall, isn’t it all about Marketing? We are marketing the Sponsor’s products for them. We are putting their products in the limelight. So it helps to make them as appealing as possible!
That’s why I love my Readers. I put a lot of time and effort into my Reviews and Giveaways and most of my Loyal Readers leave very thoughtful comments. Some of my Readers have me laughing and sometimes leave sidesplitting comments! I read all of my comments too!
I am so thankful to ALL of my Leslie Loves Veggies Readers! They are a true Blessing to me! They email me if they see a typo in post, or just to tell me to have a Great Day!! What a Blessing!! This is MORE than I could have ever dreamed of! YAY me! 😉
What do advertisers do that you wish they wouldn’t/ do that you like?
I don’t like false claims! If a company makes a claim, By Goodness they should be able to back it up!!! Don’t try to pull a fast one on my Readers, that makes me mad!!!I LOVE LOVE LOVE companies that give back to the community! That shows heart and soul to me! I seek out companies that Give Back in some way! I ALWAYS make sure to give them PROPS and KUDOS! We have to help our Brothers and Sisters! This is HUGE with me!
What do bloggers do that you wish they wouldn’t/do that you like?
I don’t like tiny fonts (drives me nuts) or colors that make it impossible to see. I also don’t care for music on a Blog. I have an iPod, thank you very much 😉
What advertiser would you like to work with given a chance?
Keurig, Walmart, All ecofriendly companies, Veggie friendly companies too!
What is one thing about you that not many people know?
I am a Pediatric/ Neonatal R.N. BSN and also a Sign Language Interpreter for the DEAF.
What’s your favorite book?
What is on your iPod?
Gospel, Pop, Rock, Frank Sinatra, lots John Denver and James Taylor, Christmas Music, 70’s, 80’s.. I love it all.. but ya won’t find Rap
What are your contact details?
Leslie Loves Veggies http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/#/leslieveg?ref=profile
Forums- Extraordinary Mothers, SheBlogs.org, The Giveaway Bloggers Network, The Product Review Place
How do you prefer to communicate?
How you write your reviews?
I follow a pattern to write my Reviews and Giveaways because I think it gives my Loyal Readers a better sense of the Giveaway. I like to write a little about the company in the beginning of the Giveaway. Then I write about about the product(s) I was Blessed to receive because I do believe that everything I receive is a Blessing. Then at the end of the Giveaway I add Like to discuss if the company Gives Back, what they offer in terms of Discounts, or Free shipping, etc.
How do you find contacts for your reviews?
Lotsa hard work and very little sleep 😉 Actually this is the truth. I search for the companies I work with. I do have the luxury at this point to have some wonderful companies that will email me and offer me some wonderful Product Reviews & Giveaways every so often. But for the most part. I find my own by searching for companies I know *I* would love to use. If I would like to use their products, then I know my Readers would too!