"Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” author Spencer Johnson

Monday, July 19, 2010

31 Days To A Better Blog by SITS

ProBlogger and the ladies at SITS BlogFrog have encouraged bloggers to do themselves and their readers a favor by making their blogs better! It’s called “31 Days to Build Better Blog (#31DBBB) Summer Challenge”!I’m all for that!

So, our first task is to create an Elevator Pitch. I had NO clue what that was. Thankfully, Amy at The Family Trifecta gave a great definition so I’m going with that!

We’re riding on an elevator and here’s what I’d tell you about Marvelous Mom Reviews:

“I want to help families find the best products to make their lives easier, better, and enjoyable. I do that by reviewing family friendly products and giving you my honest opinion.”


That is my short answer.

Is that what you expect when you visit this site? Is there more you’d like to see here? I know many people want to see more than product reviews. That’s why I have my Woven by Words site.

On the flip side, I didn’t think everyone would want to read about my faith and family along with product reviews/giveaways so I separated them out.
After discussing that with Rachael at Empowering Mommy, she said basically, “It’s your blog! You can do whatever YOU want with it. If people don’t want to read about your faith and family, they don’t have to come back.”
That sounds good to me, but I don’t want to offend anyone or turn you away. Hence, the separate sites.
I believe at this point, Marvelous Mom Reviews is doing exactly what I set out to do back in March.
What do you think? Any opinions? Come on, everyone has an opinion.


  1. I think that you,your blog and family ,faith are you just different branches of the same tree. I love stopping at blogs that give a mixture,and I am trying to do that. A bit about you and if you really like the product you are reviewing . All I ask is tell me the truth!

  2. I like it and I agree with Peggy.

    The one thing I would change about your elevator pitch is to say that you are not that you want.

    For example... “I am helping families find the best products to make their lives easier, better, and enjoyable by honestly reviewing family friendly products."

    Just a thought :)

    I'll be back

  3. I agree with Peggy. You want to make your blog engaging and keep your readers coming back. But, I think the best way to do this is by being yourself and keeping it real.

  4. I couldn't agree more - I like to get to know the product reviewer - that way I can say well if she likes it - maybe so will I.

    I am really loving the challenge so far - it's forced me to think about my blog and what I want it to convey - forcing me also to focus. :) Can't wait to see what comes next!

  5. PS -Thanks again for linking to my blog :)


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