Pet Blogger Challenge

January 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm 12 comments

I saw this on willmydoghateme.com and well, why not? :)

Pet Blogger Challenge Jan. 10

Challenge Questions #1: For bloggers who haven’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, what’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 about… 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 — 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 :)  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 :)

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. :) Well, that, and  I love drawing my dog.

P.S.  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.  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! :)

P.S. As we’re on WordPress.com, I am unable to add the javascript code for the blog hop :(  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 :)

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

      Thank you!!! :) 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

      Reply
      • 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! :)

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

      thank you! :)

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

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

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

      thank you! Nice to meet another cartoonist :)

      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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