Our good fur buddy, Chase the Sheltie told us about this neat blogging event so we told Mom we wanted to do it.
Here’s where Chase found it: 2015 Pet Blogger Contest
1. How long have you been blogging? And, for anyone stopping by for the first time, please give us a quick description of what your blog is about.
We started this blog the end of April in 2011. The blog is primarily the work of my two cats Hemingway, a long-haired Tuxedo, and Shakespeare, a long-haired orange Tabby. They let their readers know what they are thinking and what things intrigue them. They are both rescue cats and provide tons of entertainment.
2. Tell us one thing that you accomplished on your blog during 2014 that made you proud.
With the help of another local blogger, we were able to make yet another blogger and her kitty very happy during Christmas. We were the local elves and it was so much fun.
3. What lessons have you learned this year – from other blogs, or through your own experience – that could help us all with our own blogs?
Have fun. There are so many neat humans and fur people out there and there is so much to learn from everyone. Share those funny and cute pictures. Share your thoughts.
4. What have you found to be the most successful way to bring traffic to your blog, other than by writing great content?
I haven’t really been pushing to get lots of traffic, but the best way is through common tags and checking on blogs that others are reading. Comment on the ones that really touch you. Be sure to use your “like” option.
5. What was your most popular blog post this year? Did it surprise you that it was your most popular?
I guess the most popular one last year was when the boys posted several pictures of themselves playing outside in all the fall leaves at the end of September.
6. What was your favorite blog post to write this year?
The post I wrote about the special qualities of Shakespeare. He’s Mr. Independent, but he shows me in special ways how much he loves me.
7. Has your policy on product reviews and/or giveaways changed this year?
I don’t do product reviews or giveaways.
If you do reviews, what do you find works best, and what doesn’t work at all?
If you don’t do reviews, is this something you’d like to do more of? What hurdle is getting in your way?
I used to do book reviews so it might be fun to review things for pets.
8. What’s your best piece of advice for other bloggers?
Just relax. There are lots and lots of people out there in the blog world and it’s fun to communicate with them.
9. What goals do you have for your blog in 2015?
I’m hoping to get more special pictures of my boys. I’m also hoping to experiment more with various graphics.
10. If you could ask the pet blogging community for help with one challenge you’re having with your blog, what would it be?
As I mentioned above, I haven’t been pushing to get lots of followers. I just let it happen. Maybe I’d like to work on introducing more people to the crazy activities of my two boys.
21 thoughts on “2015 Pet Blogger Challenge….Count Us In!”
Your blog does just what you want it to do. It’s cute and sweet and light and always lots of fun to read.
Love and licks,
Thanks so much for the compliment. We all really appreciate it!! 🙂
Nice to learn more about you.
Thanks! Just ask if you have more questions. Mom says we both love to talk! 🙂
I loved reading your answers – every kitty blogs for different reasons, and I liked hearing yours!
Thanks so much for that wonderful comment! 🙂
To relax is such good advice. Hemingway and Shakespeare set a good example except when they have cabin fever.
Mom says we don’t always relax at the same time but we try to get in as many naps as possible.
Ah yes, the famous catnaps! We humans are often advised to take catnaps.
We think Mom must be part cat ‘cuz she loves cat naps!!!
Pawsome post! It sounds like you have a great philosophy for your blog and you really enjoy what you do. It sounds like the kitties are enjoying themselves too. Fall leaves are tons of fun! It was great meeting you 🙂
Oh, thank you for finding us and liking our post. Very nice meeting you, too! 🙂
It’s hard to go wrong with pictures of two handsome cat. This is the internet after all. And we all know cats rule the internet.
Good luck telling your stories in 2015.
Yes, cats do rule the internet. HA! Thanks for calling us handsome. We really like the kind words. 🙂
Love you answers! Mom has been behind since the first of the year so we missed out on the deadline for this one. Hope you all have a great week!
Marty and the Gang
Marty and the Gang,
Thanks so much for the kind words. Our Mom has been running kind of slow this year, too. We hope she remembers to leave the puter turned on for us now and then so we can blog! 😉
I like your goals! I’m interested in working on getting pictures of my furry friends. Photography is something I’ve been telling myself I need to improve over the years. I think this is the year with my new DSLR camera 🙂
Best of luck to you and your blog in 2015!
Thanks for the support! Mom says she wants to get a better camera but we say she uses the one she has more than enough.
Wow, Hemingway and Shakespeare, you really nailed what blogging is all about – the connections! I think we humans sometimes get confused or distracted from the real reason we blog, which is to get to know new people (and their pets) and make new friends. And the fact that you were “local elves” at Christmas shows what truly special cats you are. I’m so grateful that you joined the Challenge – you brought a unique perspective that I think everyone will appreciate!
Thank you for all the compliments. We are so happy and proud to say that we’ve met fur people all over the world. They are awesome!!! We really like meeting new fur people and their humans. Thanks again!!!