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A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post called Bullied by the Blog. It’s about how I sometimes let our self-imposed blogging schedule interfere with the experiences I’m meant to be blogging about. One of the very cool things about blogging is that you get almost instantaneous confirmation that you are not alone. The post struck a cord with Edie, author of the fabulous blog Will My Dog Hate Me?, who took it even further in her post Also Bullied By My Blog.

Edie questioned the bigger issues of why we blog, what we hope to get from our blogs, and – the all important – am I driving the blog, or is it driving me? She also had the brilliant idea of inviting other pet bloggers to get involved! Her post today has additional information.

On January 10th, 2011, Edie, I, and everyone else who would like to participate will be posting answers to the following questions on our blogs:

1. When did you begin your blog?

2. What was your original purpose for starting a blog?

3. Is your current purpose the same?

If not, what’s different?

If so, how do you feel you’ve met your goals?

4. Do you blog on a schedule or as the spirit moves you?

If the former, how often — and what techniques do you use to stick to it?

If the latter, do you worry about… well, whatever you might worry about (e.g. losing traffic, losing momentum)?

5. Are you generating income from your blog?

If so, how (e.g. sponsor ads, affiliate relationships, spokesperson opportunities)?

If not currently, do you hope to in the future — and how?

6. What do you like most about blogging in general and your blog in particular (bragging is good!)?

7. What do you like least?

8. How do you see your blog changing/growing in 2011?

On January 9th at midnight, a linky list will be available for everyone to share their posts.

We hope you’ll join us in reflecting on what we’ve each accomplished on our blogs thus far, and developing a vision for where we’re heading in 2011. It will be a chance to get to know your fellow pet bloggers a bit better and document your own goals for the coming year.

Comments

Comment Archive

Barkbusters0 Jun 15, 2011 at 6:40 am
WOW! It’s amazing! I am glad to be a part of your post. Thanks!  
Barkbusters0 Jun 15, 2011 at 6:36 am
 I am a Dog Trainer. I would love to take this challenge. Thanks for this adorable post.
Shawn M. Finch, DVM » Blog Archive » Pet Bloggers’ Challenge May 3, 2011 at 10:56 am
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puppymakes4 Jan 14, 2011 at 7:50 pm
Hey guys! I'm a little late, but posted answers anyway.
http://puppymakes4.wordpress.c...
Angel Jan 12, 2011 at 12:54 am
I want to add the linky list to the end of my blog post. Where can I find the code?
Angel Jan 12, 2011 at 12:53 am
I want to add the linky list at the end of my blog post. Where can I find the code? @Hemmingwayscat from Twitter
MayzieMom Jan 11, 2011 at 9:53 pm
Hi there! We JUST heard about this today. Even though it's past the "official" date, is it okay if we still participate?
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Sam Jan 11, 2011 at 12:54 am
Thanks so much for sponsoring this; it was a lot of fun and I'm hoping to meet lots of like-minded bloggers on the Linky List. :)

Sam and MargeDog
http://margebl0g.blogspot.com
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Louise Kerr Jan 11, 2011 at 12:24 am
I have just done my comments on my blog http://countryladywrites.blogspot.com/ Regards Loiuse Kerr Elite Pet Care & Education - Australia
Lavi Jan 10, 2011 at 4:11 pm

I'm in too! It seems like an interesting idea to see how everyone has started their own pet blog.
Here is my entry: http://e-pawprints.blogspot.co....
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Nannymcfur Jan 10, 2011 at 12:12 pm
where do we get the linky?
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MyPetSavings Jan 10, 2011 at 8:05 am
I'm not seeing the linky?
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Rebecca Camarena Jan 10, 2011 at 6:19 am
I would like to participate
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Vicky Jan 10, 2011 at 12:44 am
I'm in! Belatedly, but in nonetheless. Looking forward to seeing everyone's posts.
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K9 Coach Jan 10, 2011 at 12:37 am
Here it is.... let me know where else to post! http://www.dogtrainingsandiego.com/2011/01/pet-bloggers-challenge-k9-coach-san-diego/ Wag and Happy 2011 :)
Giorgio Jan 9, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Talk about pressure! Sadly, we start our work day at 5AM and can't stay up for Midnight. But we're with you in spirit.
Chandra Jan 8, 2011 at 10:23 pm
Thanks for creating this challenge! Looking forward to participating and reading everyone else's insights! I just grabbed a badge!

-Chandra and Daley's Dog Years
debbie jacobs Jan 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm
I'm in!
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Cleo & Her Female Jan 5, 2011 at 11:31 pm
I'm in!
MyPetSavings Jan 5, 2011 at 4:54 pm
This is a great idea. I will be joining in and posting in the pet blogger challenge. I have a lot of goals this year since my blog has expanded so much lately. Excited for what 2011 has in store! :)

Kristy

http://www.mypetsavings.com
KathleenRileyDaniels Jan 5, 2011 at 3:18 pm
Sounds like fun! I'll be participating.
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Misskodee Jan 5, 2011 at 12:05 am
Love this! *tied dog bag around finger* to remember the date ;)
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Amy Burkert Jan 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm
Fantastic! Thanks so much Paris. We're looking forward to reading all the posts as well.
Dog Tipper .com Dec 31, 2010 at 9:43 pm
I'm in! Looking forward to reading all the posts... --Paris
All God's Creatures Dec 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm
Count me in too! =o)
Pamela Dec 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm
Thanks to you and Edie for pulling this together. I'm really looking forward to this excuse to reflect and to hear from other bloggers.

I'll just say that taking on a big project when you're feeling bullied by your blog feels counterintuitive. But thank you for being so giving of your time.
Anil Dec 29, 2010 at 6:28 pm
I'm in!
miriamhughes Dec 29, 2010 at 5:19 pm
Count me in!
Buchelesk9s Dec 29, 2010 at 4:36 pm
I'm in! But I agree, please send out a reminder. With the holidays, I'm having a tough time remembering what day it is. :)
Hilary Dec 29, 2010 at 4:35 pm
I'm in! I seem to blog mostly when there are challenges! I liked your previous blog about being bullied by the blog, and loved Edie's as well.
K9 Coach Dec 29, 2010 at 4:31 pm
Ok, I hope I don't forget this date... send out a reminder please. It's a great on to participate in and thanks for the prompt... Edie too :)
Kenzo Dec 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm
This sounds like a lot of fun. Count me in! Looking forward to all the reading on the 10th also !
Maggie Dec 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm
I'm in!
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