Monday, January 10, 2011

We're Taking The Pet Blogger Challenge!

Hi everyone! We heard about the Pet Blogger Challenge, and we wanted to join in. Our job for the day is to answer these questions about our blog! Here it goes...
Pet Blogger Challenge

1. When did you begin your blog?
We just started it, at the very, very end of 2010. It was the night before New Year's Eve!

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?
Our Mama used to take care of her friends' kids during the day, and she had a blog about all the different activities she did with them. She had to stop watching the kids because she's going to start school this semester. Then the kids' parents got angry with her, and she may never even see the kids again. She was just sitting around playing Farmville every day, because she hasn't found a new part-time job yet and has a lot of spare time on her hands. We noticed she was starting to sink into depression and anxiety. As psychiatric support pets, it is our job to try to keep our Mama healthy! So, we suggested, maybe she could start a new blog! It would give her something to do, help her make new friends, and bring purpose to her days. She said, "But I'm not watching the kids anymore, and I don't really do anything. What would I blog about?" And we said, "How about we start a blog of our own, about life as your pets. You can be our manager." Mama said she'd give it a try, and she helped us set up a blog. The rest... is history!

3. Is your current purpose the same?
Yeah. Well, its only been a few weeks, so we haven't had much time to change our purpose. But we've also been trying to find ways of using this blog so Mama can make some extra money. It would be wonderful for Mama to turn blogging into some sort of part-time job, wouldn't it?

If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?
Our Mama really looks forward to checking our email every day now, and reading all the comments. She's spent a lot of time reading all of the different pet blogs, helping us think of new things to blog about, designing our blog, signing us up for social networks, etc. This blog has made her happy. So, we've done our job!

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?
Kinda both. Our Mama kinda has a schedule for us, because we all need to take turns writing, and we look forward to our turn. If it is Wordless Wednesday, or a post like this, or our Almost Home Dog interview day, then we all work together. We also try to have one day off a week where we can just catch up with blog reading.

5. Are you generating income from your blog?
A tiny little bit, so far. We wrote one sponsored post, and if it is approved, we will have $20.00! The older this blog  gets, and the more readers it has, the more opportunities we will get. 
 
If so, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)?
We signed up with sites that pay you to blog. Blogsvertise is the one we recently wrote a post for 

6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?
     We love making new friends. We love reading about  people's lives and their pets. We love when people comment on our blog because it is fun to think that we wrote something, and people all across the world read it. Because its a lot of the same people blogging, and commenting, we feel like we're part of a community.

7. What do you like least?
So far we like everything! 

8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2011?
We want to have some giveaways. We want to participate in the Blogathon and raise money for Almost Home Foundation. We want to maybe go to the blogging conference. We just want to fully participate in the blogging world!

Thats all the questions. If you want to play along, go here! You can grab the badge and sign the Mr. Linky thing.
We also wanted to tell you that you can follow us on Twitter now. Look for the bird coming out of the egg in our sidebar. 
Talk to you later!

27 friendly visitors:

Paris and John said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe! We enjoyed our behind the scenes look at your blog! Paris from DogTipper

Pauley James Foster Baby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We are so glad that you started you blog; it is always fun to see what other doggies and kitties are doing!

Marianne said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just wanted to stop by and say welcome to the wonderful world of Pet Blogging. I've been doing it for about 9 months now, and just love it! I can't wait to hear all about your great adventures!

Alison said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there, it's Alison from The Other Winnie Cooper. Just wanted to say hi! I like your template. Very fun.

Peggy Frezon said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi, it's fun to check out your blog. I like that you pets know you belong on the couch! I agree! And you are so smart to provide good pet therapy for your mama.

accordingtogus.com said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for sharing about your ublog and your mama...it sounds like you all take very good care of her!

Madi and Mom said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very interesting survey and answers!!!
We enjoyed reading the answers,
Hugs to you all,
Madi and Mom

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow - I can't believe you anipals have only been blogging for a few weeks. You're really good at it! You must be naturals. Thanks a lot for participating in the challenge. I really enjoyed meeting you.

Pup Fan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Very nice to meet you - enjoyed reading a bit about your blog.

annette said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey there,

I thought my blog was new, but yours is really new, it's cool, I love how bright it is......your doing a great job as therapy dogs for your mum, I'm hoping to qualify as a therapy dog when I'm old enough, at the moment I just practice.....:)

Keep up the good work,

Snoopy :)

Kenzo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Just weeks! amazing, you must be a pro. Followed you on Twitter also. Looking forward to read your posts.

Oskar said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey guys, we'd love to feature you on Pet Blogs United as one of our New Blogger Alerts! If you're interested, please send us an e-mail at PBU at comcast dot net.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Oscar the Terrier said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe! Wow! I thought you all had been blogging for a long time already! Your self-interview is just a pawesome way to get to know you better!

I saw your pawprints on my blog today. So glad you're thinking of joining the Anipal Book Club!

See yas later! XXX Oz

jen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi everybody! We enjoyed your post today and look forwward to learning more about you!

georgia little pea said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So let me get this right. You've blogged for 10 days and you've already got 57 friends (58 now)AND made 20 whole dollars from it. Not to mention, Trixie, Lily and Sammy Joe do all the work.

That is BRILLIANT! You should write some posts on how your achieved that. I would love to read it!

Have a great day! xox

browndogcbr said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Y'all,

Your blog is a mention in mine tomorrow. Thanks for stoppin' by.

Hawk aka BrownDog

Brian said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We like your blog too! I didn't know about that challenge thing, that was purrty cool!

♥I am Holly♥ said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We love your blog and love reading the answers to all the questions!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Banjo and Millie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Trixie, Lily and Sammy-Joe! Thanks for stopping by Banjo & Millie today for the Pet Bloggers Challenge. I agree with Georgia Little Pea - It is very impressive with what you've accomplished in only a couple short weeks! I too would love to learn more about your path to 57 followers!

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Congrats on starting your blog! Pet blogging - and interacting with the pet community - can be very addicting!

Harry Spotter said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your post today.

Karen Friesecke said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Welcome to the pet blogging community! I'm pretty sure that you are the newest blog on the list and you've made money already!!

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Welcome to this crazy blogging thang! Keep it up, great to meet you!

Vicky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really enjoyed reading your responses. I thought you'd been blogging a bit longer than you have, so it will be cool to watch your blog grow over time. Nice to meet you.

CindyLu's Muse said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Okay...you're in Palatine, you work with Almost Home Foundation...I think we have something in common! lol Us, too!! (Well, HE/Schaumburg, but still) Nothing like a small world, in the big community of pet bloggers:) Looking forward to reading yours!

Pamela said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have to second Georgia little pea. You've accomplished a lot in a few short weeks. Congratulations!

I hope you continue onward and upward!

Chandra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love that the blog has made your mama happy! Keep up the great work, Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe and have fun!

-Chandra at Daley's Dog Years

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