What a great time to celebrate Pet Bloggers around the world as summer ends, but school, sports, activities and the new Fall TV schedules all start here in north America.
Two years ago in September, we got the “green light” to do a one hour documentary “Talent Hounds” for the Pet Network in Canada celebrating the changing roles and talents of dogs. We decided to start a simple WordPress website and some free social media channels to support the production and launch of the TV doc and allow pet parents to showcase their talented dogs.
What an exciting two years we have had. I love animals and have always had dogs (rescue mixes and one golden lab) and other Pets. I find it absolutely fascinating how attitudes to Pets and the responsibilities and rewards of having a dog have changed. Even just eight years ago, there were no #dogsofinstagram, Dogbook/Facebook pages, WordPress sites/themes, dog videos on YouTube, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Puppy Classes, Agility Classes, Doga, Blog Hops. There was no Blogpaws.
After the TV Doc launch April 1st, 2013, I realized that I really enjoyed being a beginner Pet Blogger (I started out many years ago as a writer before I got into Marketing then Content Production). I wanted to do more research, meet more talented dogs and do more TV episodes and Blog Posts. I set up a daily schedule on my site to help me keep organized and committed to building content and relationships longterm. I started joining Blog Hops like this one. One year ago, I got a little bit more funding to edit together more TV footage on my four main areas of interest: Rescues, Puppies, Service and Therapy Dogs and Fitness/Wellness. Today, we have thousands of wonderful community members, friends, photos, videos and posts. Plus of course, an adorable foster pug named Kilo- a Pet Blogger -in-training.
The new TV episodes will be launching over the next few weeks in Canada, along with our Rescues Rock Campaign and some Therapy, fitness and obesity prevention initiatives. Can’t wait to share.
We are so lucky to have the tools to blog and chat about what we love, amazing talented dogs to feature, a supportive community and an audience that cares. We even have the potential to make a living as Pet Bloggers (although I am still working on that part, as my husband keeps reminding me).