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"!


  1. Good interview! Nice to read more about you Prudence and kitties. Good luck on reaching your goals for 2012!

  2. Great responses to the questions! Very nice to meet you. :)

  3. OMD - how did I not know that Prudence had a blog? I'm so glad you participated in the Pet Blogger Challenge - now I know to add you to my blog list! :-)

    1. What a dork - I've already signed up! LOL

    2. Hi Vicki! Mom does that all the time, barooo! Now she's just discovered that we can reply to comments, learns something new everyday!

  4. I like that...a spokesdog for rescue dogs. Prudence will be brilliant! Kelly is a rescue dog too so she howls her support!

  5. Thanks for joining the Challenge! I'm working on improving my photography skills as well and will be taking a class starting tomorrow night. It should a great 2012.

  6. It was so nice meeting you and thanks for visiting us! Can't wait to read more.

  7. hi again prudence! so glad to have met you through the hop. i'm totally jealous that you got to go to those blogger conferences. one day...

  8. Fun to learn about your blog! It will be fun to hear about the kitties too!

  9. Prudence is a lovely girl. You're lucky to have her as a muse.

    Perhaps we'll get to meet at this year's BlogPaws. I just registered.

  10. Great post - it was fun to read - my Mum is always trying to improve her pics too - I don't think I make it easy though as I'm always moving - Tee Hee

    Good luck for 2012 buddy,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  11. I'm so glad you participated in this - it's nice to get to know you and your reasons for blogging. We're so glad Pru has the ability to say a few more words than Twitter may allow. (Just hopped out to follow you there. :)

  12. Nice to virtually meet you. :) I'm glad you are enjoying the blogging community (I feel like I'm still getting 'in'), and I hope you have a lovely blogging year in 2012.

  13. Nice to meet you too! We're still getting our paws wet here also, looking forward to reading your blog too!

  14. One of my blogging goals for 2012 is to get more involved with the pet blogging community and hopefully attend Barkworld and Blogpaws. Maybe we'll see you at one of those events in 2012!