I’m a 31 year old married work-at-home freelancing mother of two. Read more about me here.
I have been blogging since before the term was widely used — since about 1998. I’ve gone from sites like Bolt.com and Kiwibox.com to free pages on Geocities.com and Tripod.com to being hosted on someone else’s domain, to hosting myself on my very own domain, the first of a list of many domains I purchased, in September of 2001. Since then I have come along way and resided at different domain names, before finally settling on Jenn.nu in January of 2007 — and here I have been ever since. Read more about my blog here.
While I am most definitely a mother with a blog, I don’t fit the traditional mommy blogger mold (so please don’t call me a mommy blogger). Jenn.nu is where I blog about my life, which of course includes my family and my children, but also includes — and stars — yours truly! In addition to blog entries chronicling what I’m doing on a particular day or what sweet, funny or amazing things my kids have done, I also often post product reviews and on occasion I host giveaways for a variety of products and services. You can see all of my product reviews here, and all of my giveaways here. I also have a dedicated product review blog, In Jenn’s Bag.
Many of my regular readers have been following my blog since the early to mid 00s. A chunk of my more recent readership has come from the product reviews and giveaways I have published on my blog. Most of my readers are women in their early to mid twenties, as well as early and even mid thirties. A lot of my readers have children of their own, or are expecting or actively trying to conceive. One thing most of my readers and I have in common is our love for blogging.
- Unique visitors (per month): 8,000
- Page views (per month): 150,000
- Back links: 240,500
- Email subscribers: 400
- RSS feed subscribers: 300
- Alexa: 113,455 (US: 20,796)
- Compete: 865,918
- Google PageRank: 2
- MozRank: 5.3
- Technorati authority: 110
- Technorati rank: 15,338
I love all things social, and I have seen firsthand the benefits and advantages to be had by integrating a blog with a variety of social networks. I am highly active on the following networks:
- Facebook (friends: 124)
- Facebook page for Jenn.nu (fans: 1,952)
- Flickr (contacts: 521 | views: 3.6 million)
- Google+ (in circles: 162)
- Instagram (followers: 1,834)
- Klout (score: 59)
- MySpace (friends: 41)
- Pinterest (followers: 2,111)
- Twitter (followers: 7,452)
- Vimeo (followers: 6)
- YouTube (followers: 21)
- Advertisement (banner ad or text link in sidebar)
- Sponsored posts
- Product reviews
- Other – tell me what you’re looking for!
Advertisement and sponsored posts: please contact me for rates (or to make an offer – I’m flexible!).
Product review or giveaway: at this time I ask for no other compensation than a product to review.
Why You Should Work With Me
I have been long known in the blogging circles I frequent as being very open, honest and straightforward. I have opinions about everything and I’m not afraid to share them. It’s that openness and honesty that provides my readers with the non-sugar-coated information and feedback they’re looking for. When I review products or services I’m detailed and honest – I list the good and the bad (though usually there isn’t much bad!). As many have said about me, I tell it like it is (yes, I take that as a compliment). When it comes to promoting companies and products, I do so with a personal touch that is often noted and received positively by my readers. But most importantly, I am enthusiastic and professional in my approach to working with advertisers and brands.
When it comes to reviewing a product or service, I am thorough and make sure to run it through its paces before writing a review. And when I do write a review, I am detailed. I include not only a basic overview of a product or service, but details of my experience with it – what it’s supposed to be, in comparison what I thought of it, how it works best, why I would recommend it, etc. I always include my own photos in a product review, and on occasion — or at an advertiser’s request — I will also include a video (uploaded to Vimeo; or YouTube if requested). From an SEO standpoint, I understand the importance of keywords and URLs, and am almost always able to accommodate requests for the inclusion of specific ones.
I do my best to make both giveaways and product reviews interesting and worthwhile to read; and for giveaways, I do my best to make them worth entering – via multiple entries, whenever possible.
I always do everything in my power to reach the largest audience possible by blogging frequently, but with attention to quality and detail; and promoting my posts (particularly product reviews and giveaways) on a variety of social networks and blog communities and channels.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Page last updated on 06/28/2015.