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Friday, January 29, 2010

Interview with Jerrica of Something to Talk About

Jerrica is a brave soul, with one a couple of swaps under her belt she decided to host one of her own! Visit her blog and give her a great big welcome to the swapping community!

SwapDex: Tell us a bit about you.

Jerrica: I am a 19 year-old, full-time college student at Chattanooga State, my major is business. I live in one of the smallest towns known to Tennessee. I'm currently engaged to a wonderful guy - Joshua. We do not have any kids at the time, however we have two pitbull dogs

SD: How long have you been swapping? How did you first learn about swapping, and what made you decide to start? Do you remember your first one?

J: I haven't been swapping for long, actually. I started back in October of 2009, not long ago at all. I was introduced to it by The Mommy-Files (a fellow blogger), whom hosted a "Blog Or Treat Swap", and now, I truly enjoy it.

SD: What is your range of swapping? Do you stick to swaps hosted by people you know or are you likely to swap with anyone, anytime?

J: I prefer to stick to the bloggers that I already know, but I don't think I'd mind swapping with someone that I didn't know, after all, I don't 'really know' my blogging friends.

SD: Do you swap with any organized groups like yahoo groups, flickr, groups on swap-bot, other message boards, etc? Why or why not?

J: I do not at the time. I did not even know about them until I was on your blog. So now, I am definitely going to check into them -- Swapping is so much fun!!

SD: What's your favorite swap you've ever been in or hosted? (specific swap or type of swap if you can't pick just one)

J: The Blog Or Treat was my favorite; however, I've only been in two. But now, I'm hosting my own "Cupid's Blogger Swap."

SD: What do you do to make your packages special?

J: I tend to put lots of stickers on it and pack it with exciting goodies..

SD: Do you have a good story about hosting or participating in a swap?

J: My first swap that I was in was amazing. I was paired up with a cheerful, older lady and she was totally fantastic. However, I think she spent much more than the limit.

SD: What do you think is the most challenging part of hosting a swap? Any advice for someone who is thinking about hosting a swap?

J: For me, the most challenging part is getting people to join. I don't have many followers; therefore, it's hard to get the word out to people without spamming them, which I don't want to do. My current swap on has 5 people, including myself.

SD: Any exciting plans for the near future? Swaps, projects, new products?

J: I'm not too sure yet, it depends on how this swap goes that I'm currently hosting. I'll probably try to host another one around Easter, though.

I hope your first swap goes so well you decide to host many more! Thanks for chatting, Jerrica, it was great getting to know you!


jerricapuck said...

I had a great time with this!
Thanks so much for featuring me!!

Whosies said...

sounds like a fun young girl! there is plenty of time to get going on new things.