From 2001 - 2003 I was Features Editor for the now-defunct AtlantaChristianWeekly.com website, where I wrote a column called Just Kidding Around Atlanta. I reviewed family-friendly events, concerts, attractions, books and CDs. I absolutely loved my job with ACW because I was able to share fun things with my family firsthand and with my readers via my reviews online.
Some of the fabulous places and events I reviewed include Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus, The Atlanta History Center,Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, just to name a few in Atlanta; Dixie Stampede & Sea World in Orlando; The Riverboat Cruise, Savannah Walks Tours and Olde Town Trolley Tours in Savannah, and many more! It was truly the best job a Mom could have. I enjoyed introducing readers to places they may have not visited before or experiences that their families would enjoy around town or farther away.
Now that I'm blogging, I will be doing similar reviews of places, movies, attractions both here in Atlanta and in other cities that Atlantans travel to, as well as more product reviews and giveaways. I already love to share new products and places with friends and family. I also gab about them on my personal Facebook page, so why not take it a step further and blog about it to the diverse readership I've got?!
I am always on the lookout for great products to review and give away for my wonderful readers. I am the proud mommy to a 21 year old (with granchildren on the horizon?!) and a homeschooled twelve year old so I can review a wide range of products. I have a very spoiled fur granddog and grand cat - so pet reviews are welcome, too. My own interests include reading, travel, scrapbooking, baking/cooking, crafting, home decorating /improvement, so if you have related products, I'm interested in reviewing them and telling other Moms out there all about them!
For reviews, I request a full-sized, non-returnable product for my family to use and review. My review on the blog will include a picture of your product, links to your website and contact/ purchasing information, as well as links to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, if applicable. I will always give my honest opinion and experience of your product in my post, and my opinion will not be influenced by receiving a complimentary product. Typically, my reviews are posted within 2 - 4 weeks of receiving your product. If you have a specific time frame for the review, I'm happy to work with you. Let's talk!
For giveaways, I offer my readers a variety of entry options, but either visiting your site or your Facebook page will always be a mandatory entry. I try to have 5 -10 additional entry options for my readers so they have lots of chances to win and lots of chances to visit your site, Facebook, Twitter, etc to learn more about your product! My goal is to introduce my readers (your newest potential customers!) to your company and products!
I promote all giveaways on my Twitter, blog Facebook fan page, and my personal Facebook page. I also post on giveaway sites, and share on Pinterest and Instagram. Giveways can run anywhere from 3 - 30 days, you decide the time frame! I almost always use Rafflecopter, but if not, random.org is how I choose my winner. If I don't hear from the winner within 24 hours, I will select a new winner.
Within 48 hours of contest end, I will send you the winner's name and address. You will be responsible for mailing the prize directly to them. Please plan to mail the winner's prize within one week of receiving their contact information from me.
If you have a product you would like me to review and give away, please contact me at aimee (dot) ransom@gmail (dot) com. I look forward to working with you!