I am SO excited to announce some very BIG news going down behind the scenes here at Deal Detecting Diva! In truth, we’ve been working up to this for quite some time now, and the day has finally come that I can talk about it! 😀
I have been working on this blog all by myself for almost FIVE years now. WOW! I’m not gonna lie… I am constantly short on time, energy and sleep. I do work full time as a Financial Manager here in Wichita, so keeping up with the blog requires me to get up early every day to blog, I blog over my lunch break, I blog when I get home, and sometimes even in my sleep! Ha!
Now that the blog has grown within the Wichita area and beyond – THANK YOU – it is time to step up my game. I desperately need help taking photos every day, updating posts, answering comments and questions, typing up the matchups, expiring old posts, mailing out the monthly gift cards and giveaway boxes, and so much more.
At the end of this school year, my husband will become a stay at home dad AND an amazing assistant to me on the blog. We have been building up to this point for years, and we’ve been training for quite some time now, and will continue to train until Summer break arrives – and beyond.
So what will he do? He’ll take photos of deals at the store, update the Catalina list, help me to answer questions and comments, type up the matchup lists (I’ll still complete them, he’ll just get them ready), and we’ll work on him getting him more integral to the whole blogging process. There is a LOT that goes on behind the scenes!
Apart from his help, the only noticeable change is that I will have much more down time (if you can call it that 😉 ), allowing me to focus on finding MORE deals and FREEBIES, post more awesome online deals, and even get the matchups finished earlier if we’re lucky!
This will be a work in progress as we continue to train, and we have several weeks yet to continue before he’s thrust into it. He has been right by my side through this journey, and he was there while I myself was learning to use coupons. He definitely knows his stuff when it comes to the coupons and deals. I am confident that he will be able to assist each and every one of you with any questions you may have, and he’ll never steer you wrong!
We have thought long and hard about this decision, and I am SO EXCITED for the help! I hope you’re as excited as I am! If I’m lucky we’ll get him to do an introduction video with me so you know who you’re dealing with! 😀