Pet Blogger Challenge

January 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm 12 comments

I saw this on willmydoghateme.com and well, why not? ๐Ÿ™‚

Pet Blogger Challenge Jan. 10

Challenge Questions #1: For bloggers who havenโ€™t participated before

1. When did you begin your blog?

Boogie’s blog began on Myspace back in the day when people used Myspace. That was four years ago when I adopted him.

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?

– To share with friends what I was learning about Boogie
– To show off cute photos
– To get ‘parenting feedback’

(I also had blogs for the dogs that I fostered before Boogie – see the links column on the right, scroll down)

3. Is your current purpose the same? If not, whatโ€™s different?

Yes, and more.

– This blog is now also a means for me to keep a record of Boogie’s training experiences, vet visits and other parenting challenges.
– to share what I am learning about dog behavior from our trainer, from books and the internet
– to showcase my Boogie drawings and generate interest in my dog illustrations (www.doggiedrawings.net)

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?

As the spirit moves me.

If the latter, do you worry aboutโ€ฆ well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?

No. I either have something to blog about or I don’t.

5. Are you generating income from your blog?

No.

If not currently, do you hope to in the future โ€” and how?

I would like to but I don’t think I can run third-party ads in a WordPress.com (vs. a self-hosted) blog…. and it seems like too overwhelming a task to move everything over a self-hosted blog. If only someone else could do this for me ๐Ÿ™‚ย  BTW, I am not prepared to run ads just for the sake of making $. They have to be relevant…

6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?

I like blogging on Boogie’s blog because I can be as much of a dog nerd as I’d like to be. I can be as obssessive as I like and share anything dog/Boogie-related without shame. It’s always nice to get new subscribers and comments ๐Ÿ™‚

I’d like to think that Boogie’s blog is fun and unique because it comes with drawings of a blue-eyed boston terrier that you don’t see anywhere else. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, that, andย  I love drawing my dog.

P.S.ย  I have other blogs for non dog-related stuff.

7. What do you like least?

The layout and appearance. I wish I knew how to code.

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

– I would like to integrate this blog with my other Boogie-related sites: the etsy store, the zazzle store, etc.ย  Perhaps I need to use a different hosting platform or create a new website with a blog attached. When I can afford it, I plan to consult a website professional to help me do this.
– In terms of content, I have no idea! I look forward to new exciting experiences in 2012 = more stuff to blog about! ๐Ÿ™‚

P.S. As we’re on WordPress.com, I am unable to add the javascript code for the blog hop ๐Ÿ˜ฆย  GO HERE, scroll down.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. georgia little pea  |  January 10, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    OMG. I was randomly clicking on links on the hop [seeing as how I don’t really have time to read every single one] and it looks like this was my lucky day.

    I love your drawings. LOVE! I have a confession to make – I actually spent more time looking at your drawings than reading this post. Though I read enough to believe that you’re not woffly. [Always good.]

    Since I don’t see one of those dreadful FOLLOW buttons, I shall just add you to my GR so I can peruse at leisure later.

    Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • 2. lili  |  January 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm

      Thank you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ God I hope I’m not woffly! I will check out your blog too.

      Reply
  • 3. Amy@GoPetFriendly  |  January 11, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Your dog drawings are fantastic! Boogie is adorable and it looks like you’re having a blast with her. Thanks so much for joining the challenge and I hope that 2012 is good to you.

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    • 4. Tootsie  |  January 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Boogie is adorable, and we love your drawings!

      It’s so nice to meet you.

      Keep on wagging,
      Tootsie

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      • 5. lili  |  January 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm

        thank you, Tootsie! Comin’ over to your blog soon…

    • 6. lili  |  January 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

      Thank you, Amy for the Pet Blogger Challenge! I am so out of the loop on all things pet-blog-related. It’s nice to participate in something that is community-oriented. Happy New Year!

      Reply
  • 7. Pup Fan  |  January 11, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    So glad I found your blog through the hop! I’m loving your drawings, and will definitely be visiting again! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • 8. lili  |  January 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 9. Yay Pets  |  January 12, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I love your pictures of Boogie! Fun to learn about your blog!

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    • 10. lili  |  January 12, 2012 at 10:30 pm

      thank you! Nice to meet another cartoonist ๐Ÿ™‚

      Reply
  • 11. Pamela  |  January 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I agree with everyone else. Boogie is adorable in real life and cartoon life.

    BTW, switching to self-hosted wordpress is not that hard. I did it and I’m a tech moron. If you ever want to tackle it, or are just curious about what’s involved, drop me a line.

    Sometimes it’s easier to ask questions of someone who’s not an expert. We don’t use all the crazy words that no one else understands.

    Hope you have a great 2012!

    Oops, almost forgot! The How to Greet a Dog illustration is the best ever!

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    • 12. lili  |  January 15, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Pamela! Thank you for commenting & for the kind words. I may take you up on the self-hosting tech info. Would you say that a self-hosted wordpress is higher maintenance? Happy New Year to you too!

      Reply

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