Pet Blogger Challenge 2012


thanks to Edie Jarolim and Amy … for this opportunity…

1. Provide a link to your post from last year’s Pet Blogger Challenge so we can refresh our memories.

2. What do you consider the most important goals you set out in last year’s post?

to write every day and have fun

3. Have you made progress toward those goals, or have your goals changed over the past year?

Definitely have gone beyond those goals… got more involved with pet blog hops, readership and subscription to my blog has increased, connected with other pet bloggers and the Patrick movement, No Kill community, and others… WOW…

Lots of Progress.

From 200+ a day to 300+ and in September more than 2,000 in one day… am approaching 300,000 views/visitors…

am thinking about various options… would like to do a magazine to be able to make an income from ads

am just in the process of writing for a huge network that I’ll be writing blog posts for, with 400,000+ fans… tons of opportunities opening up…

I learned how to do blog hops, videos, and all sorts of other cool things… yay…

and I even made progress on my writing blog and created another blog about spiritual growth… although I do not blog on those very frequently, I am pleased with what I have done… what do you think ?

4. Has your opinion of blogging on a schedule or as the spirit moves you changed? Which are you doing now? Do you still worry about lost traffic, momentum, etc?

I worry about my dog … I still write almost every day and sometimes more than once in a day depending on what is happening… at times, it is overwhelming the amount of news there is to write about … makes a HUGE difference being plugged into the various communities now

5. Are you generating income from your blog? Has this changed since last year?

not really… I do product reviews from time to time

If you are generating income, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)?

If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?

if/when I move the blog to another platform (seems like a HUGE undertaking) then will be able to generate income and if/when I do a magazine… anyone else want to do?  takes a team, don’t want to do it on my own

6. Have your likes and dislikes about blogging changed since last year?

No one tells me what to write, how to write, when to write, etc. am my own boss… love that… and I just wrote for another network and had someone to answer to, and it made a difference in the writing, stepped it up a notch, so there is something to be said for that, working with a team, collaborating… they also made the blog post LOOK GOOD in ways that I did not envision, very very cool. (the blog post is not up yet, but I will let you know when it is)…

7. Overall, are you pleased with the progress you made in 2011?

delighted… much more than expected… but then I had low expectations to begin with…which I prefer… I find that when I don’t expect a lot, I get much more than when I expect a lot and get disappointed…

the cross country road trip did not happen and although I thought it was a good idea, realistically, don’t think I’m ready yet to do that…

8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012?

with the huge influx of new visitors, readers and subscribers flowing over from the new network, the SKY is the limit… it shall truly be an amazing enchanted year of miracles.

My writing will be more succinct, funnier and on target and garner a book deal, a few book deals… ultimately, that is my goal, to write and publish books.

Someone on Facebook said I will be famous. I don’t really care about that… am more concerned about the prosperity and what I can do with my first million… get homes for lots of animals, change the doggie world, educate folks, all for the higher good… my bottomline is transforming this world into a better one… and one way to do that is to make folks laugh, lighten up, so watch out !!!!


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8 responses to “Pet Blogger Challenge 2012

  1. Glad we found you via the Pet Bloggers’ Challenge Hop! Great to read your goals are like ours! To write and have fun!

  2. Wow, you’ve had a stellar 2011 – good for you! Posting that frequently is a lot of work and it definitely seems to be paying off for you. I hope that 2012 brings you continued success achieving your goals. Thanks for taking part in the challenge!

  3. It sounds like 2011 was AMAZING for you! Keep on truckin’ in 2012!

  4. hi again…glad to know that with all that writin and hoppin, Cici is still on your mind- xoxox Vanilla Bean

  5. As a frequent doggy traveler, I am really interested in your travel tips. Nice job here, and it’s fun stopping by as part of the Pet Blogger Challenge!
    Keep on wagging,

  6. Really great post! Sounds like there’s a fantastic 2012 waiting for you! 🙂

  7. Wow, you’ve really been running on all cylinders this year. Exciting to hear about all your progress. Sounds like 2012 will be a great year!

  8. Pingback: Pet Blogger Challenge 2013 | Have dog blog will travel

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