This about sums it all up! It is from my friend's blog, Mommy Made Green. She chose to write an "Awesome Mom Spotlight" about me back in September
"I started Dibs! on a whim! I had about 10 cloth diapering friends on Facebook, and I would find giveaways and tell my friends about them. I happened to be friends with a retailer, and she thought I was doing a great job of spreading the word. She asked me if I would be willing to help her do some more advertising for her store. Dibs! was born! I created the page, posted a few giveaways, and invited my 10 or so friends and asked them to invite their friends. I just started posting the giveaways that I was finding, and I now have 2,000+ Facebook fans in just over 2 months. News travels fast about freebies! Anytime a business asks for help, I tell them to have a giveaway. Freebies grab attention - when people win something, they tell their friends. When businesses are generous and donate an item, it creates loyalty!
For those who aren't familiar with Dibs!, Dibs! is your one stop place to find all of the natural parenting giveaways going on around Facebook! I am passionate about cloth diapering, baby wearing, and everything else that's good for you and your family! I will point you in the direction of AWESOME giveaways on Facebook! I mostly post about cloth diapering giveaways, but I throw in a few other ones that I think are fun!
I have also branched out into hosting giveaways on my blog. My giveaways have included gift certificates for online natural parenting stores, cloth diapers, nursing covers, wetbags, natural laundry soap, just to name a few! I have lots more coming up too! So stay tuned!
I know how hard it is to take the plunge into cloth diapering. I have been there. It seems like a huge upfront investment, but it really isn't that much in the grand scheme of things! I wanted to make a place online where you can come and seek out free and cheap ways to build your "stash" I also do reviews, which I think is SO important, so you can actually see a product in use. Diapers fit babies differently, it is nice to be able to see one on, instead of just a photo of the diaper.
I love that I get to showcase, promote, and become friends with the businesses. I also love hearing that someone won a giveaway that I told them about. I love that my fans come to my wall with questions and we get to discuss things, or help them find a certain product that they are looking for. Through Dibs! I have been able to bless so many people. I just recently had a cloth diapering giveaway with over a dozen sponsors. (There is one more giveaway on my blog in this series, it is open until Monday) In the end I will have sent out 7 diapers, lots of wipes, cloth diaper detergent samples, a wetbag, and lots of other goodies! Not only does it bless the winners, but it gives the sponsors lots of traffic! Another thing I was able to do was put together a starter stash for a friend. I gave her quite a few diapers, and all the little things she needs to get started - wipes, a wetbag, cloth diaper friendly cream, and wipe bits! I am also working on a similar gift for another friend. My grandma says that I want to "cloth diaper the world". :)
I have been a cosmetologist for almost 4 years, and I work at a beautiful salon. My boss is amazing, and lets me work very part time. The rest of the time I am at home with my beautiful 16 month old daughter. We want more babies, but are wanting to finish up our home remodeling project before we add any more pitter-pattering little feet! We have been cloth diapering since she was 3 months old, and we have had a blast with it, and more importantly - have saved lots of money! My husband loves it too, the other day I overheard him talking to a friend of ours who's wife really wants to use cloth, but he is scared! I think my husband convinced him to make the switch! Speaking of my husband...he is where I got the name "Dibs". That's what he calls me, and it seemed so fitting for what I do!
I would say I am pretty crunchy, and getting crunchier by the minute. I want to be healthy - I want my family to be healthy. I want be responsible with our planet. I don't know where Dibs! will lead to, but I am hanging on for the ride! It has been so much fun so far, and I am excited to see what the future holds for my crazy little idea!
If you would like to sponsor a giveaway, sponsor a review, or sponsor my blog feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to become a fan on Facebook, and follow my blog. YOU could be the next winner!"