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Maryann Piek TiackTacDough Product Review Writer An Interview

Maryann writes product reviews on her blog, uses videos and shares information about parenting.

Maryann Peik

Tell me about your Blog –

I am the writer for TicTacDough Blog — a savvy blog about motherhood, crafting, parenting, some great recipes that are family friendly, and some really amazing reviews and giveaways by some truly fabulous shops! I love to start my day by seeing who has visited TicTacDough! I love visitors and comments are even better!

What was your first blog?

I actually have two blogs– My first is called The Lost and Found Vintage Blog.  I have a small vintage boutique on Etsy.com called The Lost and Found. I had started the vintage blog to gain more exposure to my vintage shop. It ended up being a great head start in to the blogging world– and it helped bring new customers to my shop at the same time!

What is the biggest tip you would give to product reviewers?

My biggest tip would be to be honest and give your readers some original feedback about the product that most may have not thought of. Is there multiple uses or perhaps a wide spread audience that could use this product? I also like to incorporate video or You Tube whenever possible. Some people are more prone to purchase or take the time to check out something if it’s shown in different perspectives! Some people are readers– some are not– those people could be more visually stimulated.

Are you contacted by advertisers or do you contact them or both?

For the most part, I have contacted most of my sponsors either through email, telephone or mail. A few have contacted me directly through email. I have a set form letter that I email companies giving an overview of my blog and the idea I have for them to work in a partnership with me promoting their product.

What is your favorite product that you have reviewed?

I would have to say the Tassimo Beverage machine is fabulous! I love coffee and this machine completely takes out the step of running to the local coffee shop to get that daily fix!

What do bloggers do that you wish they wouldn’t/do that you like?

I love to be able to “follow” a certain blog that I love. Sometimes a blogger will place the follow me widget down somewhere near the bottom of their page– I don’t like to search for things. I love when I come across a blog with great blog design and it tells me who designed the blog! That way I can check them out too!

What advertiser would you like to work with given a chance?

I would love to be able to work with UGG or perhaps Dyson. With mothers being my sole base of readers, I feel it could definitely further their amazing exposure on the web.

What is on your iPod?

Hmmm… a pretty good mix of music. I love Shooter Jennings, old Pearl Jam, Sublime (40 ounces to Freedom), all Tom Petty albums, some Montgomery Gentry and a little Johnny Cash.

What are your contact details?

TicTacDough– http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com
The Lost and Found– http://www.thelostfound.etsy.com
The Lost and Found Vintage Blog– http://www.thelostandfoundvintage.blogspot.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/TicTacDough-Playing-Dough/128162393293?ref=nf
Twitter: @tictacdoughshop

How do you prefer to communicate?

I love email!

Who would you recommend, and why?

I love stopping by The Penny Pinching Mama– http://thepennypinchingmama.blogspot.com/
Raising Olives http://raisingolives.com/ is a wonderful blog about raising children, homeschooling and fun crafts and recipes!

What is one thing people can do for you?

Stop by TicTacDough– http://www.tictacdough.blogspot.com , follow me, comment and WIN a giveaway! I love telling people they have won something cool!


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