Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pet Blogger Challange

We noticed this on "All Things Collie" and have been meaning to take the challenge for some time.    Well, this is now some time.

1. When did you begin your blog?
June 2007

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
The blog started at the encouragement of our friend Tosca, who has stopped blogging several years ago.  We wanted to keep a record of our lives and times and to write about things that interested us.  We have found the exchanging of information about pet products, vet visits and other things to be very useful.

3. Is your current purpose the same? If not, what’s different?
Purpose has changed very little.  We still write about the dog park, vet visits and the people we have met blogging or at the dog park.  We have expanded to include trips in the WABAC machine to talk about hysterical, er historical events that interest us.

4. How often do you post?
That has varied a lot.  Ideally we would like to post at least once a week.

5. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
We post when the spirit moves us.
If you don’t publish on a schedule, why? How do you think your decision affects your audience? How do you know when a topic is “post-worthy?”
We post more for ourselves than our audience.  We are amazed that people enjoy what we write.  We try to post on the anniversary of historic events and love to travel in the WABAC machine.  Outside of that, we write about the dog park, or to log the things that have happened to us.   Our blog is not fur everyone, and Dog Dad is definitely eccentric.  Us Collies love him anyway.

6. How much time do you spend writing your blog per week?
That varies a lot.
How much time visiting other blogs?
We spend probably 10 - 12 hours a week reading our cyber-paw  friends blogs.

7. How do you measure the success of a post and of your blog in general (comments, shares, traffic)?
The success is when we like what we wrote after several months.  Dad will visit and think about when we first came to live with him, what happened in his life.  Success is also measure in the number of chums we have found along the way.
Do you look strictly at the numbers, or do you have a way of assessing the quality of those interactions?
We assess success by pawsons telling us they enjoyed our post or they remember where they were at the time. 

8. If you could ask the pet blogging community for help with one issue you’re having with your blog, what would it be?
How to convince blogger to stop changing how things work?  For example the new improved format actually makes posting pictures harder.

9. What goals do you have for your blog in 2013?
To keep blogging and chatting with our pals.


Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

The new blogger is a you said especially the has to go in and edit the HTML code to get them where she wants them!

Berts Blog said...

Yep, we agree with Reilly and Denny, the new blogger is giving us problems.

Great post today, we love reading and learning more about you.


Jake of Florida said...

Good thoughts... we don't blog as much as we used to but we still appreciate our friends' posts and look forward to them.

Wirey woofs,

Jake and Just Harry

Ludo van Doggy said...

I still love reading my friends blogs. Sadly i doesn't get as much time as I used to!
~Lickies, Ludo