Saturday, June 15, 2013

Makeover, About Me, and REVAMP!!

Hi everyone!
Well, it's the summer before I head to college. For me, this means I am reflecting on myself, my belongings, my future, and putting everything into perspective. And what better way to add to the fun of giving myself a little revamp than to revamp my blog a bit as well!?!
First, Who am I?
I've never really done an "about me" post on this blog, because I always tried to hide the fact that I was in high school. Most of the reviewers on the web are "Mommy bloggers," and I thought it would be easier to get products to review if I was a mommy blogger too! For the last two years, I've owned and operated this blog, but I've been reviewing products as if I was a "Mommy blogger," instead of a teenager trying to save some money! SOOOO Let's get down to who I am!
My name is Cassie Moreno. I'm 17 years old, and I live in Kennebunkport Maine, which is a beautiful town on the coast of southern Maine. I've lived here all my life, and there's no place I'd rather be than at one of our beautiful beach taking in some rays :) I love theatre and plan to major in it in college at Northeastern this fall. I can't wait to move to Boston, it's literally all I think about! I have a little sister, Angie, who's 7 and has been featured in many of my review posts. I also have a 14 year old brother, Chip. Besides theatre and the beach, I love music, DIY crafts, cooking, good books, and laughter! I'm so excited to finally be sharing myself on my blog!
Second, why and how did I get into this crazy blogging world?
When I was in 8th grade, I really wanted to win the giveaways in Seventeen magazine, but there was no chance of me winning as they are so popular for young girls to enter! After figuring this out, I started entering sweepstakes online, and eventually became very familiar with blogging giveaways and online sweepstakes. I found that Prizey was so convenient, and I started to win $1000s of dollars a year in giveaways. It was awesome! In 2011, I started this blog to gain extra entries to giveaways, provide product reviews so that I could get free products, and host my own giveaways to give back to a world that had given me so much!
Third, what's my plan for my revamped blog?!?
As I said, I'm headed to Northeastern in the fall. This is a huge change for me, and while I couldn't be happier, I understand that college life and Boston are wicked expensive! As such, I want to revamp my blog so that it is totally "me" and get back in to reviewing and blogging so that I can try out some cool products for free and save some money! My goal is to review some awesome dorm products, and maybe host some dorm themed giveaways!
Why am I different?
As I said, in my blogging giveaway travels I've mostly encountered Mommy bloggers. While these women are wonderful and inspirational, truly, with their blogging empires, I've found that there are barely any college girls doing reviews! This is crazy, because reviewing is such a great way to save money! This is going to be my niche, and I hope to really build on it over the coming months!!
So, there you have it. I'm not a mommy blogger or reviewer. But I AM an excited college freshman, ready to share my opinions with the world and get back into reviewing!!
Sincerely, Cassie

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