Wow, our first Pet Blogger Challenge! We are so excited!

However,  we also find ourselves feeling very intimidated and unsure. This whole "blogging thing" is still so new to us.

When all of you expert bloggers take a look at our blog, we ask that you all please bear with us and overlook all our faux "paws".

Well, here we go ...

1. When did you begin your blog? 

We are very new to blogging.  Our blog is only a few months old. 

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

 Our original purpose for starting a blog was to flesh out our website, and to add another feature for our clients to enjoy.  We were also looking for an avenue in which to share pet stories, videos, safety notices, helpful tips, etc, etc.

3. Is your current purpose the same? If not, what’s different?  If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals? 

 Our purpose is still the same, however we find that as we grow in our learning of this whole "blogging thing",  a whole new world is opening up to us ... so our purpose will most likely grow and change.

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you? If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?

 So far, we are blogging "as the spirit moves us" ... guess only time will tell how that will work out for us. No worries so far.  In fact, it is very exciting to check in each day and see who has read our blog while we were gone.

5. Are you generating income from your blog? If so, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)? 

 We are so new, that we are still learning about all the possibilities out there.  Any helpful hints would be greatly appreciated!  In fact, when we finish posting this, we plan to read through everyone's Challenge answers and glean all the words of wisdom we can find.

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

 What we enjoy most about blogging is other folk's feedback, and hearing how something we posted helped someone or made a difference in their lives.  We also love hearing about other's experiences, and their feelings about what we post. Often we find that it is the feedback that gives us the fuel to keep moving forward with this.

7. What do you like least?

 Ironically, what we enjoy least is the writing part, and learning all the "do's & don'ts" about blogging.  Face-to-face we can hold our own very well.  But when faced with putting things down into the written word, well ... that is quite a challenge. We are approaching this with the best of intentions, and realize we have a lot to learn.  However, the aggressive attacks, when we make a faux "paw", is hurtful and hard to handle.  We are still working on growing that thick skin.

 8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2011?

This question is hard to answer right now.  We still have so much to learn. We are still at the "the more we learn, the more we find we do not know" stage.  We suppose that is our answer ... as we learn all the ins & outs of blogging, we hope our blog becomes better and better.

Phew ... that was not near as bad as we feared it might be!  =o)

Thanks for reading,
~Pamela & Zena ~

By-the-way ... A big thanks to Edie Jarolim, author of Am I Boring My Dog  for conceiving the idea for this challenge, Amy Burkert at  for organizing and publicizing this blogging event, and Kim Clune, author of This One Wild Life  for the great badge she designed for the event.

Be sure to follow the links below to read the posts of more Blogger's taking the Pet Blogger Challenge!

  1. Bolder Dog: Pet Blogger-Challenged
  2. Life With Dogs
  3. The Doggie Stylish Blog
  4. Something Wagging This Way Comes
  5. Bunnys Blog
  6. My Pet Savings
  7. Kenzo the Hovawart: Bad, bad blog!
  8. Pet Blogger Challenge
  9. Life with LuLu (and Wally, too!)
  10. Rescued Insanity - The One In Which I Ramble. . .
  11. GoPetFriendly's Pet Blogger Challenge
  12. According to Gus - Pet Blogger Challenge
  13. Nanny McFur
  14. Banjo & Millie
  15. Will My Dog Hate Me: The State of the Blog 1/10/11
  16. Oh My Dog!
  17. Fearful Dogs' Blog-A Retrospective
  18. My Brown Newfies
  19. I Still Want More Puppies
  20. The Other Winnie Cooper
  21. Gone to the Dogs
  22. little dogs on long leashes
  23. No Dog About It Blog
  24. Riley and James - Pet Bloggers' Challenge
  25. Pet Blogger Challenge | Rottweilers Ate My Laptop
  26. Champion of My Heart - Pet Blogger Challenge Q&A
  27. Paw Print City Times
  28. snoopysdogblog
  29. DogTipper. com & the Pet Blogger Challenge
  30. Pawprints, ears and a tennis ball
  31. Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe
  32. Peggy's Pet Place
  33. The Briese Moon
  34. BarkBuckleUP @ BarkBuckleUP
  35. Coonhounds in the City
  36. Indefatigable
  37. Grouchy Puppy
  38. My Tail Hurts From Wagging So Much
  39. Pet Blogger Challenge Accepted by the Soapbox
  40. K9 Coach San Diego| Pet Bloggers Challenge
  41. Pet Blogs United
  42. Fang Shui Canines - Blogging Challenges!
  43. The Daily Oskar
  44. Pet Blogger Challenge on Behind the Behavior
  45. FoxNomad's Pet Blogger Challenge Post
  46. Adventures of a Cattle Dog Pet Blogger Challenge!!
  47. Stellaluna
  48. Terrier Torrent
  49. Gooddogz Blog
  50. Dogs Rule Cats Drool
  51. DhYoga Dog: yoga philosophy and dog training
  1. Barkn About
  2. Pet Blogger Challenge: Ruff Toy Reviews
  3. This One Wild Life
  4. Buzz, the Diabetic Dog
  5. Hemmingwayscat's Adventures in Family Life
  6. CindyLus Muse
  7. Opie's Mom's Blog
  8. BlogPaws Pet Blogger Challenge
  9. Seattle DogSpot
  10. All God's Creatures Pet Services
  11. Mannerly Mutts Dog Training
  12. plays with puppies
  13. Hawk aka BrownDog faces Challenge
  14. afFURmation
  15. MargeBlog - Question & Answer
  16. Daley's Dog Years: Paws for Station Identification
  17. Darby's Story Blog
  18. wuvwes: what a hound nose
  19. BlindDogTraining. com - The Pet Blogger Challenge
  20. Dog Royaltees - Pet Blogger Challenge
  21. Too Kool Doggies Pet Blogger Challenge
  22. Itsa greyt day
  23. The Motivation Behind Dawg Business
  24. Dog Star
  25. Fido & Wino: crazy adventures
  26. Gangs of New Yorkie takes the Pet Blogger Challeng
  27. Lupe the grey cat
  28. The Nubby Tail
  29. Of Cows' Tails and Chew Toys
  30. Jose Luis y Sort (Un Bosque de Noruega encantador)
  31. Bola de arroz Onigiri
  32. Pawcurious State of the Pawion
  33. Romeo the Cat
  34. Why I Do The Dog Files: The Pet Blogger Challenge
  35. PupLove. ca
  36. My Pet Blogger Challenge
  37. My Pet Blog Challenges
  38. KruseKate Pet Blog Challenge
  39. The Smart Dog Blog
  40. Critter Minute
  41. Pruno Terra-Bruna
  42. Pruno Terra-Bruna acepto el reto
  43. Paws to Rufflect
  44. Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog
  45. About Vet Med
  46. Sebastian The Sensitive Soul
  47. The Apres Pooch
  48. To Dog With Love
  49. A Tonk's Tail. . . err, Tale
  50. I Love Rescue Animals
  51. TimidDogDesign
  52. This linky list is now closed.

date Monday, January 10, 2011

5 comments to “Pet Blogger Challenge”

  1. Pup Fan
    January 10, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    Stopping by on the hop - enjoyed reading your post!

  1. Neely
    January 11, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    I am so excited!!!!!!! Finally, I found another boxer!!!!!

  1. Vicky
    January 12, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    Thanks for being a part of the Hop. Nice to meet you!

  1. KimT
    January 12, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Hi! It sounds like the beginning of a beautiful thing! Great to meet you!

  1. All God's Creatures Pet Services
    January 17, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    Thanks for stopping by and for the feedback ... really appreciate it! =o)

    CindyLu - thanks for becoming a Google Friend/Follower!

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