So, I was looking around at pet blogs and one name in particular really caught my attention and I learned about the pet blogger challenge. I thought It’d be a good way for readers to know a little bit more about my blog. And today’s post was born.
So onto the questions….(you can click the badge to the right for information if you are interested)
Well, most of you do not know that this blog didn’t actually start here. I had 4 whole posts on a blogspot site. I started it a couple months after Bella joined my home, but then I decided to get Daisy and a couple more months went by without me posting. The other site was really set up for one dog and in reading about blogging I thought the wordpress site might be better for me to use.
I originally started blogging because I was so happy to have a dog (not dogs) in my life. All I wanted to talk about was the girls…wait…all I still want to talk about it the girls! I thought if I had a verbal outlet online I could find some people to read about them and I would talk about other interests in life. My purpose is still very much the same. The only difference is I don’t fool myself into thinking it will stop the desire to talk about them in everyday life any less. In fact, some of you very lucky people hear the stories I put on here then come back and read them all over again.
I don’t blog on a schedule. I really try for 2-3 posts a week. I have to have something to write about or pictures to post and our lives just aren’t busy or exciting enough for a daily or even a scheduled blog. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty when its around 4-5 days between posts. I want people to read about the girls and enjoy the stories just I like reading on other people’s blog. I see some people with so many followers! I have two, one of them I know (Hi Grannie!). I know by my stats and those fabulous people who leave comments that others are coming by. I can understand not following a blog-I don’t follow blogs on follow buttons. I recently learned how to add the blogs I follow onto RSS feeds that go into my mail program.
I don’t generate money from my blog and wouldn’t have the slightest idea how. If anyone wants to let me in on the secret-by all means share away!
I like that with blogging I have a record of my life with my girls. I can look back and see what kind of fun, or what struggles we were having. I like that it has opened me up to a community of other dog (and cat) obsessed people who don’t think I’m strange at for the type of life and relationship I cultivate with my girls.
A couple thing I don’t like is when life is boring and I’m not sure what to write about. I may only have a few regular folks stopping by but I want them to keep coming back!
I hope I will continue to gain an audience this coming year. Hopefully next year Daisy and I will start agility so there will be even more to share. If I get enough followers/traffic I might even try my first give away in the second half of 2011. Everyone likes free stuff, right?