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Kiley D. Smith Cherry Blossoms Blogger Handmade Artist An Interview

Kiley creates handmade hair accessories for children that are simply gorgeous. She also blogs and does product reviews especially for other Etsy Artists.

Kiley D. Smith

Tell me about your Blog
My blog, Cherry Blossoms,  began very slowly. I first only used it to promote my online hair accessories business that I started on etsy.com {http://www.CherryBlossomsBaby.com}. As the months went on I wanted to help other handmade artists so I started hosting some giveaways for them…and then PR companies started contacting me asking to do reviews and giveaways…

What was your first blog?
My first blog was my personal family blog…its hardly ever updated though…I am too busy!
What is the biggest tip you would give to product reviewers?
Be honest, thorough, and detail conscious. Its so important that you describe what you are reviewing to those at home…they can’t see, smell, or touch the item. Also, just because you have been given an item to review doesn’t mean you have to LOVE it…stand by your reviews,…if it isn’t up to par tell your readers, that way they know that you are being honest always!
Are you contacted by advertisers or do you contact them or both?
Sometimes I am contacted and sometimes I do the contacting.
What is your favorite product that you have reviewed?
Hm, so far I really love the Bei Bambini Clothing Line. Their clothes are very well made, cute, and beautifully embroidered.
What do advertisers do that you wish they wouldn’t/ do that you like?
I love how excited they are about the products they represent. I don’t like the companies that have unprofessional pictures…if you are going to put your product out there make sure it is neatly packaged and that you have professional photographs as well.
What do bloggers do that you wish they wouldn’t/do that you like?
I don’t like when bloggers have congested blogs-what I mean by congested is too many buttons/advertisements/sponsors, etc. Keep it simple. I really like how professional most bloggers are with their opinions and reviews.

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

Oh gosh, I would love to work with Williams-Sonoma, Sprinkles Cupcakes, The Body Shop…my list could go on and on…
Where do you see growth in the blogging field?

Mom Bloggers are definitely taking over the blogging world one by one. Its very nice, as long as they remain true to their own ideas.

What is one thing about you that not many people know?

I love to bake!!!!!!!!!!

What’s your favorite book?

Flowers for Algernon

What is on your iPod?

Broadway, Classical,…

What are your contact details?

Name: Kiley D. Smith
Email: CherryBlossomsDesign@(nospam)hotmail.com Remove the nospam
Cherry Blossoms {the blog}: http://CherryBlossomsDesign.Blogspot.com
My Online Stores- http://www.CherryBlossomsBaby.com and http://www.WithSprinklesonTop.Etsy.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#/pages/Cherry-Blossoms-Handmade-Hair-Accessories/13818749367?ref=ts
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/CherryBlossBaby

How do you prefer to communicate?

Email is my favorite way to communicate!

What is one thing people can do for you?
Come visit my blog and my shops!…I love knowing that I have made at least one person a bit happier everyday.
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