Spotlight on Simply Sweet Home
Tara at Feels Like Home and Adrienne at Adrienne's House are hosting a great event where they are helping fellow bloggers to get connected with PR professionals. In January I received my first advertising offer, and since then I've had the chance to work with a few companies on sponsorships and product review/giveaway opportunities. It's been very fun and exciting for me, and I would love to get more opportunities like these in the future to grow my network and build relationships. For this event, I have to write post introducing myself and my blog to the PR professionals.
My name is Jerri. I've been married for two and a half years to my college sweetheart and best friend Mark. We don't have any children yet, but we hope to start a family in the next year or so. In the meantime, we have two kitty cats that we adore. (Our parents jokingly refer to them as the "grandcats.")
My husband was recently laid off from his job, so we're in the process of starting a new business, which I hope to share with everyone as soon we get started. And I'm also getting ready to open a small handmade jewelry shop on Etsy in the coming weeks.
Why I Started Simply Sweet Home
I started Simply Sweet Home nearly two years ago, because I thought it would be a good creative outlet. I enjoyed reading other people's blogs, and I thought it would be fun to be a part of the blogging community and be able to share ideas and give advice and tips to women just like myself. And I hoped that it could open the door to other opportunities.
About Simply Sweet Home
When I got married I fell in love with all the aspects of being a wife, and I wanted to create a blog that would encompass any and all topics related to home and family. Since this blog was started, I've always posted a Recipe of the Week, and this year I began posting it on several weekly carnivals. I also host a special feature called Sweet Thursday, which is a monthly dessert carnival where people can submit a dessert that goes along with the month's theme. These two features seem to be the most popular among the readers and have helped me to increase my readership. Because of this fact, my blog would be great for promoting food products and kitchen items.
Other topics that people enjoy and find helpful are my posts on organizing, party planning, seasonal/holiday posts, and home decor. I love highlighting new organizing products and sharing ideas and products for seasonal decorating and parties.
Also, every few months I try to do special features and events on my blog. For example, last year I had a Christmas Festival for the entire month of December, which I plan to do again this year. I've also written a series of articles called "Back to College" for potential college students and parents of college students. And I recently did a series of Bridal Shower Posts.
And because I've worked in a small business before and am in the process of starting a new home-based business with my husband, I would like to start writing some posts, advising work at home moms. With this in mind, I would love an opportunity to review office products and any products and services that are designed to help small business owners, bloggers, and people trying to make money from home.
If you're a PR Professional, thank you for visiting and considering my blog. If you would like to work with me, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.