Thursday, October 10, 2013

• This Girl Is On Fire—Kindle Fire, That Is

Lordy! I entered the BlogPaws "International Pet Blogger Month Essay Contest"—and I won! The contest asked participants to explain, in 150 words or less, how being a member of the BlogPaws Community has affected them or their blog.

I've attended the BlogPaws annual conference since 2011. The Community is an online tour de force that gives pet bloggers a virtual place to share tips, join special interest groups, chat, join blog hops: in short, a boatload of information that bloggers need. Here is my contest entry:

"My blog has benefited from being a member of the BlogPaws Community from the ideas and support of community members. #WW [Wordless Wednesday] blog hops and #BlogPawschats yield new followers. No matter how much (or little) I know about a topic, I can share expert tips via #BlogPawsChat. Genius!

"Microblogging (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest) is even more important to my social media presence. When BlogPaws posts news, such as how to help pets during the Colorado flooding, I share so my followers know how to help. In turn, BlogPaws retweets when I send them pertinent news.

BlogPaws lays out the red carpet. Work it, Rocco!
"Personally, the BlogPaws Community means the world to me. Beginning with the 2011 conference, I've made friends and contacts. I'm constantly inspired to do my best. The BlogPaws Community connects me, informs me, and rewards me. They make me look good. They even lay out the red carpet for me! What's not to love?"

BlogPaws also asked me to mention my favorite blog post. If you know me well, you won't be surprised that it's 'H' is for Horse.

If you love pets and blog about them, check out BlogPaws and its online Community. Join #BlogPawsChat on Twitter, Tuesdays 8–10 p.m. EST (except  the third Tuesday of the month). Meanwhile, I can't wait to see what new possibilities my Kindle Fire opens. Thank you, BlogPaws!


  1. So cool and huge congrats! Thanks for including the great pic of us too!
    Your pals,
    Diane and Rocco

  2. Thanks, Diane! I forgot to mention that the photo was taken by BlogPaws' 2013 photographer, Allen Pearson. Rocco is always so beautifully groomed. That waving tail tells me he's happy!