Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Pet Blogger Challenge!
Thanks Amy of Go Pet Friendly and Edie of Will My Dog Hate Me for hosting the Pet Blogger Challenge! This is our first year of blogging, so I'll turn the keyboard over to mom and have her answer all your questions!
Thanks Prudence, so here we go with our answers!
1. When did you begin your blog?
June 5th, 2011, after my usual procrastination.... I finally dove in! I had really wanted to start a personal blog dealing with my many hobbies and work a while back but couldn't find my "voice" . It's much easier to write for Prudence, she's an open book.
2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
To share Prudence's adventures, as I imagine her seeing them through her eyes. I'd like to also introduce our kitties to our readers over time. We had been tweeting for a while (@tildatoo) and Prudence sometimes needs more than 140 characters to express herself.
3. Is your current purpose the same?
Currently, yes, although I'm exploring ways of growing out. Letting Prudence be a spokesdog for rescued dogs perhaps.
If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?
The fact that we continue to post and our readership is growing slowly, but surely.
4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
I try to post three times a week, although I think it would help if I kept to a structured schedule.
If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?
What I worry about is losing momentum on my part. I often think I have a touch of Attention Deficit... oooh, somthing shiney..... Sorry.
5. Are you generating income from your blog?
I have an ad, but I need to draw more traffic to order to make more than a few cents. It's worth it to me as long as it's fun. And I enjoy it.
6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular?
I love the community! Seldom does a post not get a comment. There is such great support among fellow pet bloggers and the anipals of Twitter. I was able to attend BlogPaws and BarkWorld Expo in 2011 and loved meeting online twitter and blogging friends in person.
Blogging has also shown me the need to improve my own photography and writing skills, so it's a challenge, but one I enjoy.
7. What do you like least?
I can't think of anything, perhaps my own disappointment if I miss a Saturday Pet Blog Hop.
8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2012?
I hope to post more and have better photos. Perhaps include more "Life With a Coonhound and Crazy Cats Tips"!